Today I am feeling a bit sad. I have been drawing together all my ERTF stuff in preparation for standing down as Chairman at the conference in Ipswich on Saturday. Since I came up with the idea for the forum just under 2 years ago it has been a major part of my life and it is amazing to see how it has grown in such a short time. I can't say I am altogether ready or a 100% happy to 'hand it on' as it were, but I know deep down it is the right thing to do. I would have loved to have chaired the Forum through its first exhibition in September but the best guests at a party always know when to leave don't they?
It has been a fairly grotty past 6 months for me so I am just hoping that Easter will live up to its resurrection promise and I can have a new start with the spring. It feels fortuitous that my current module is all about about a pentecostal altar cloth and I can almost feel it breathing a new fire into my own work. The new degree school -which we refer to as JC- has now truly risen from the ashes of OPUS with its validation and far closer connection with Middlesex Uni. now in place. The whole thing shows a great promise and an exciting new page is being turned.
So Happy Easter to you all and lets hope the spring lives up to its promise.