You can't

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You can't

I've not posted for a while on this page. Why? Because I've been busy. I know we're all 'busy'. It's the thing to say/ How's it going? / I'm busy. I know I live in a small town on the south coast of Western Australia. What is there to do? There seems to be lots to do. It's called community. Community is getting involved. Not saying you should, or why don't they, but doing. A lot of people in this small town volunteer. Something I'd never considered when living in London. But small communities seem to thrive and survive on volunteers. So, I volunteer. I've also been studying part time for over 3 years. I've been studying architecture. Something I've always wanted to do since in primary school I choose a book on architecture for a school prize. I did not excel at school and never studied architecture until now. I'm in my last unit for the degree. It's been a struggle and thank my family for supporting me. So, when people say you can't do that, you're too old, or you can't do that as you don't have time, or you make your own excuses, then think again.

As you can.

Come on...get on with it!

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Damien Hurst and architecture

Damien Hurst is a fantastic artist and I was fortunate to visit a few of his exhibits when living in London. This great combination of architecture in Newport Street to display his art works and other world renowned artists will be on my 'must visit' list next time I am in London.

Newport Street Gallery

RIBA Award

The Grid

The Grid

Currently studying Rem Koolhaas and the book Delirious New York - on the face of it a grid structure could be thought of as boring and repetitive, but of course no one would describe New York as either. Here is a great video of New York

During my research I found that Bjarke Ingels was an employee of Koolhaas and has recently completed the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion in London.

Grit

My son has just spent 12 months with two bits of plastic in his mouth (a plate) - this has taken a lot of grit and perseverance on his part. I am proud. I am not good at sticking at things, unless I am passionate about the thing I am doing.  Being good at anything, finishing things, grit - passion and perseverance. While I don't think he was passionate about having two bits of plastic in his mouth, he knew that it was important, and that he would go through with it.

Stick with those that have grit.

Check out this great podcast from Freakonomics

And here is the TED talk on Grit: The power of passion and perseverance.