I feel like I need a few days of nothingness …..  time in the studio, listening to music, scribbling out some ideas…. thinking time.

Barely a day after Paris,  I was back in work.  A day later installing the houses at The Gallery Stanhope St in Liverpool.

I had to adapt the design, as I was told, after I’d mapped it out. that there had been a leak in the roof. Right where the installation would extend to.

I condensed it so that none of the houses would be near the leak if it happened again, which was fine, but it meant that the whole installation was smaller than intended. I was worried that it wouldn’t have as much impact.

The PV was busy and I would have loved to have been around for the weekend to take in the Festival atmosphere and see how people reacted to my work… but I had to work all weekend. I can’t afford to take extra leave this early in the year in case anything else crops up – especially as I will need to take at least a week off next month for the Athens trip (if ithappens).

I’d picked up my ceramic planes from Rathbone studios too while I was off.  I’d handed them in there months ago ( with  transfers attached) but I had to wait for other artists to also give their work in  so that they could all be fired together, to keep the costs down.

They’re still upstairs in the bag I brought them home in. Still all packed up…without giving them the airing they deserve.

They’ll come out one day….

Every night this week, I’ve been working on an ACE funding application for the Athens exhibition and it felt like it took  forever. I don’t know if its right or not, but its done now.

Despite Paris, I feel like I haven’t had a life for weeks :-(

Meanwhile , here’s some images of my installation…