Took my drawing to Liverpool today for submission to the Jerwood - so now the waiting game begins.
Looks as if work will begin on my studio on the 21st July. Dry rot has been treated - luckily I store my work elsewhere and it wasn't too bad so I suppose I was lucky. However, the rooms are now plaster-less and the damp is much more noticeable so I'm having it waterproofed properly. I can use another room until late July, but then I'll be studio-less for a while. No studio and frugal living for years to pay for the work needed to make it useable - great!!