Tuesday, 1 March 2016
I’ve handed it over. 112 ish A3 paper pages of drawings and 112 ish tracing paper pages of text.
That morning I felt like I was about to do my GCSEs + A levels + university finals all in one. I was so ridiculously nervous.
My timing and route choice to get to the unbound office were not so great. I had to navigate carefully through hundreds of tourists and several selfie sticks waiting for Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace, clutching tightly onto my folder of work and with my baby Posy on my front!
Once at the office I felt like I wanted to hold on to my work and not let anyone see it, ever. But at the same time I wanted to hand it over and never see it again.
There’s a bit more for me to do before it’s in your hands, but that’s the bulk of it done. I can’t quite believe it.
And now I’m faced with the unnerving prospect that lots (hopefully) of people are going to see it. Of course that’s the whole point, but easily forgotten when it’s just been me, my paper and pencils and the radio for so long.
I feel happy with it, and hope you like it.
The supporters list for Rinse, Spin, Repeat will close at midnight on Tuesday 8th March which means there’s just over a week for people to get their names in the back of the book. Do let anyone know who might be interested.
Thanks again to all of you for your love, support and encouragement.