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Help blog on correcting ordering in fields

October 29, 2012 by Wendy Mason   Comments (0)

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Hi AA2A folk,  here's some advice on correcting the ordering in your 'Skills' & 'Influences' etc

So, if your list appears backwards, here's what should work (although it may vary in different browsers).Go into 'Edit'.... don't alter anything (even though they are in the reverse order) 'Save' again and they are then shown correctly.  

This quirk is because in social networking sites, fields are often designed to show the most recent update first - but, obviously when you want a fixed order, this causes conflict. 

The alternative to this would be separating the items with a hyphen instead of a comma e.g 'art - ceramics - design'.  

 Unfortunately the only thing we haven’t worked out is what to do if you get stuck with an unwanted capital letter!

 Hope this helps


hand in hand

October 24, 2012 by Sally Lemsford   Comments (0)

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From over 200 snippets I have created several hands- the first 10 are in my second album. Each person spent a minute creating the snippet; I took 2 days to find the connections. I still have lots of material to work on/with/through as this residency unfolds.

As the fog rolls in I am lost at the beginning.

October 23, 2012 by William Tate   Comments (0)


As excited as I am to begin my time on AA2A I am lost in a sea of thought.

I cannot help but feel that I am becoming too obsessed with every little thing I see. What I need is focus, what I need is to wake up and be able to see clearly and not get distracted by everything else that controls my life at the moment.

I need freedom, a creative vent in which I can condense my ponderous thoughts and arrange them into maps. Maps... an idea played with over scattered thoughts and tattered paper.

It is only the beginning. Once pen touches paper and the serrated edge hits wood, everything will fall into place... hopefully.

How to put images in a blog

October 23, 2012 by Wendy Mason   Comments (1)

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If you want to put images in your blog rather than create an image album, here are a few tips.

  • First the image must exist on a website somewhere so you can link to it.  You could upload to an image album on this site first (that way it will appear on the home page as well)
  • Make a note of the 'url' of the image (not the webpage). You can find this by hovering over the image or right clicking with your mouse to get to a menu with something like 'Copy image address' 
  • Write your blog and when you want to include your image move your cursor to where you want it to appear and click on the colour icon of a tree in the bar at the top of the window and a small 'Dialogue' box appears
  • Put the 'url' in as requested and select INSERT to 'embed' your image in the blog.  You may not see anything appear until you select Publish (on the left of the page).
  • If you want to play about with the settings in the Dialogue box, eg.to choose the size of image and where it appears in the blog, you can keep the 'Access' setting as Private to start with ie. Publish your first try, then go into the Edit function until you're happy with the result and then change to Public ....Good luck and let us know if this helps.


Pointers- hand to hand

October 22, 2012 by Sally Lemsford   Comments (1)

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Made my first collection today. Asked 200+ students and staff to draw a bit of their hand on a snippet of yellow paper. Now I have 200+ drawings spread over my floor and I'm trying to make connections.

The beginning is the most important part of the work

October 19, 2012 by Lindsey Holmes   Comments (0)

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And so it begins, my head is full of ideas, the university is full of exciting possibilities and my diary is full of inductions


I am feeling very inspired, I will be working in the same rooms that my granddad did for 35 years, from 1955 to 1990, then engineering now fashion


And next door, in the print room, the smell of which is wonderful, all oil-based ink and ideas, my fingers itch to get started


But the basics must be covered, plans must be made and lots of small steps must be taken before the real creative play can start


I am giving myself a gold star for not getting lost…so far


Pointers- in the right direction?

October 17, 2012 by Sally Lemsford   Comments (0)

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A new blog, a new space. I'm looking forward to new dialogue on old and new themes. In this residency, I'm collecting pointers: physical drawings and reflective thoughts about the issues we all face as creative practitioners. We could go in any direction.

Welcome to AA2A

October 16, 2012 by Wendy Mason   Comments (0)

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Hi new AA2A artists, Its great to see that mugshots and profiles are already appearing in our first 24 hours of registration. If you need a little help with what to do next, have a look at our 8 minute video tutorial which we've made to take you through the basics of setting up your page, passwords, changing your settings etc  http://www.aa2a.org/artists_menu/training

We really hope you enjoy your AA2A scheme and are able to make the most of the opportunity and this networking website

Wendy and Georgia (the AA2A Team)

walking in the warmth

October 5, 2012 by andrew martyn sugars   Comments (0)

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five months on from the end of the residency and i've popped back to tweak the words that reside here.  in those five months i have continued to progress and have continued to produce work.  my plan is to leave this place for a while and continue along the path that became apparent during the residency.

i still find it difficult to write about my inner worldly thoughts as i want to make them actual before writing about them.

i'm considering space a lot recently. i have an idea for new work that leads on from the research acheived on the residency. the new work will benefit from the work done here.  

i also have this experiment going on:



recently to the time of writing,  i have realised that i am not athur pita, cannot be him and do not have his connections and as such have left myself the space to be me, to make what i want to and be happy in that pursuit.


i continue to walk in the warmth.