I spent most of last year applying for Arts Council grant funding for the next stage of Peace Painting, however, even when I received feedback, and adapted the proposal to consider the feedback, and advice from the a-n team at the Assembly event in Leeds, it was still getting rejected. I reapplied a few times before I had to refocus my energies on something more positive.

I was very keen to continue with Peace Painting, but it seems that priority is given to BAE Systems to go into Primary Schools and teach children to have a career in the armed forces, presumably dropping bombs on Yemeni children.

I did consider crowdfunding as an option, but other issues are taking priority at the moment due to my role as a carer – see Artist As Carer blog.