1st of February

I need to keep focused to maximise the time we have here for two reasons. The first is to pass on as much knowledge as possible, and the second is to make sure that the information is processed properly. It is exhausting but highly energising because of the feed back from the students.

The students came back today with their own headed paper and their first estimates. I am seriously impressed by how professional these look, and how much effort is going into this project.

Jennie who arrived last night from London and is working today asked Manu what she expected from the course. She replied ‘nothing’, and I am just lost for words. So tomorrow I will ask the students to each write a paragraph as to what they expected and how they feel about what they are doing.

In the meantime I will leave you with a few images of how they are working.  We have a large room which has become the studio, but as you can see have expanded outside this into the cloister and gardens!

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These are the ones who have it easy compared to Rhea and Sandesh who are high up above the altar on the bamboo scaffolding hidden away behind a cotton curtain – it’s cramped and hot, but they are doing an amazing job as these photographs show.IMG_4670 IMG_4671 Santesh and Jesus