and reviewing what you (think) you are up to is always a worthwhile activity for me. I pulled out of the plan-chest these black and white pastels that have been going on for over a year now today not least as actually making something is quite tough without the opposing thumb. This was damaged on a screw yesterday whilst hanging ‘The Discipline of Painting’ show and is still quite tender today. I’m pretty sure it will have hardened off a little by tomorrow as it really is what separates us from the rest of the species… So today is just looking and pondering – will I make the larger paintings I have been thinking might result from these pastels – or not. Only time and a little more pondering will tell.