The next stage was to complete the design drawing and have it approved by Laura. I sent her quite a few photographs and she sent back suggestions for improvements, she even came all the way to my home in the Isle of Wight to see the big drawing!! Happily we were able to agree on the changes and I was given the go ahead to start the carving.
Working on a collaborative project takes patience and an ability to step back and consider the bigger picture. Sometimes this is easier said than done and I have to remind myself that the project has clear objectives and involves a lot of individuals.
I feel very privileged to be involved with Homecoming. The children have shown considerable commitment and imagination with their ideas, I only hope that I can do them justice!