Saturday, 19 September 2009

First Steps

Although it seems like I've been working on this project for months, officially I start at the Saxon Church on Monday the 21st. I'm so pleased the committee have agreed to let me do this (thanks John, Daphne, Roy & Stephanie). I adore this building and know it will challenge me to dig deep and think big. It will include many firsts including running children's workshops but I'm especially excited about this – their openness and energy is infectious. I have a feeling working with them will open my eyes to other approaches to my work. The Big Draw preparations are underway–publicity takes so much time but is so necessary to get enough people in. I love the idea of everyone collaborating on a 25 meter sheet of paper representing the Tillingbourne river! Not sure what will work best on the day so we've planned several activities including a Pugin window colouring-in sheet. The kiddies from Shere will start their project on Friday so lots to prepare (in my head mostly) to tease out their imaginations. Bit of a shame I didn't get the Arts Council Grant but it doesn't take away from the value of the project. 

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