Saturday, 11 May 2013
the sniper in the brain
Chatting with a friend at the National Cafe provoked the idea for a new project. It's something that I'll need to fit in around Proper Work although it has a good sense of fun about it.
Then later a different friend asked me to get involved with another off-piste project, and a small group of us are meeting London on Monday evening to start making plans.
And there's already a third collaborative project underway.
When I look at what they each are about, 'Project One' is very zeitgeisty - of the now, 'Project Two' is predictive of future outcomes and 'Project Three' is more retrospective. Kind of Past, Present and Future.
There is also a Project Four, but I think three taps to pull are sufficient for the moment. Not to mention the various half-finished novels lurking on the hard drive.
None of these ideas are even faintly related to my Proper Work, nor domestically inclined like the imminent remodel of the 'music room', yet these projects all have great potential to entertain.
I also realise that Projects 'One' and 'Three' are in areas where I have interest, but very little experience. Whole new learning curves.
Next week I'll need to decide how much to pursue, dependent on time clawed back from the day job.
I'm almost two years into my revised working model now and fortunately it seems to be providing me with some good space.