23/02/15 08:54 Filed in: Professional Development
The P3 : Personal Practice Plan or whatever it is called. It's distressing me because it is making me ask myself questions about what exactly I'm doing. Why I'm doing it. And is there really any point in doing it.
The first part of the plan (which is a working document) tries to define who I am and where I fit, and all i can think to say is that I'm an engineer and I don't really see that changing any time soon. I do take photographs though, in an eclectic range of styles that possibly prevents me from having something definable, identifiable and marketable. I'm certainly no Peter Lik, who has created a multi-million dollar industry with his photographs (like them or not). Pushing the financial aspects aside, I do feel like I'm failing, falling by the wayside. Certainly in terms of "making" - can I be considered an artist if all I do is procrastinate?
The second part of the plan draws attention to stuff I need to be looking at. This is the useful part for me as it brings together those things that I need to be looking at - exhibition opportunities, networking opportunities and, well, just opportunities to get my work out there, which then serves to focus the ind on making some work to get out there. Something to keep coming back to so that I can ask myself that question again - am I wasting my time? Or am I progressing in any way, shape or form?
This is v1.0 of the plan.