Being awarded the ‘crafts bursary’ has really got me thinking about the big picture. I’m very good at being busy all the time and not taking time to reflect, so this is a great opportunity for me and my practice. Another great thing is that I have a mentor, Josie Steed that I can bounce ideas off and get advice every few weeks. There’s such a great buzz at the art college and it’s an very inspiring place to work. I’ve a space within the textile department , that i’ve surrounded myself with mind maps, images and fabric samples.