At the beginning of this month, I was to be found in Blaengarw Workmen's Hall painting a 8m x 3m mural for Creation Development Trust. The theme of the mural was "a walk down memory lane" and I had been in communication with the team in Blaengarw finding out about their local area and some of its history. Contributions to the mural also came from local school children and their families.
I sketched out various characters from this research and placed them onto a larger sketch for the mural, which I then projected onto the wall and spent day 1 (of 4) getting in the main background colours.
With only four days to complete the whole mural I asked Creation Trust if they had any volunteers to come and help paint with me, so over the following days there were some wonderful people who put in the hours filling in sections of the mural, along to the delightful sounds of Radio 2.
It was still a 60 hour job for myself, so some very early starts and late finishes, but completely worth it. Creation Trust run a local cafe, which provided delicious grub and I'd stuffed my mp3 player full of music to see me through the late hour shift.