I'd like to think that as 'artists' never stop making art in our own little way, but it's hard to spin this in any way other than we have had a brief break towards the end of 2010 from our Sticky-Tape pursuits. We slowed down greatly a few weeks ago when faced with piles of G4A Arts Council England forms which needed filling in. Budgets needed planning, proposals needed writing and ideas needed forming - on paper anyway. Genuinely, it's a hypothetical exercise. We're planning out how to best create these applications for later in the year, when we will be scouring the country for grants, bursarys and other ways of affording a way to make the dream that is Sticky-Tape flourish without us having to commint 95% of our time to Bar jobs and 'flipping burgers'... In a way.
Then, before we knew it, Christmas was here, the country shuts down to give presents and everyone eats too much, drinks too much and generally sits around doing as little as possible. But that's all behind us now, it's a new year and we'll be back to the rehearsal spaces very soon with new ideas. I can't wait. Frankly, the last three weeks of doing very little in the way of our work has killed me and I'm glad to know that we'll all be in the same city in no time. Ready to get back to it.
Thanks to everyone who has stuck with us so far - we couldn't have done anything without the help of others. It's 2011 and there's plenty of time left to go.