I was elated when news came through in January that my grant application to Arts Council England/National Lottery (via Grants for Arts) for step in stone was successful! This is the icing on the cake after several hard-going months fundraising and a few other succcesses including our crowd funding on IdeasTap. It's really not my thing, so I feel a huge sense of achievement and relief! I owe thanks to several people who helped and supported me, particularly Nick Weaver, for his patient editing. Since then, work's got even busier! In between organising our step in stone Artist Research Trip (image below), doing step in stone PR and some art teaching, I have a commission I'm working on. Once complete, I will post images. It's a new departure for me and I'm sworn to secrecy about it at the moment.
I was also delighted to be invited to join the Black Swan Arts Centre team as a trustee. It's a great honour, and I'm looking forward to getting more involved with the Centre.