This summer, I re-found a friend from many years back, who used to write with The Electric Tomatoes. She is now Curriculum Director at the Open College of the Arts, and asked if I would be up for doing a filmed interview for her students.
She and Mark, the film-maker, came to the studio last week. It took a couple of hours, first chatting through what we might talk about, then filming. I talked through what I do and explained how I got into it.
It was good fun and, because I was in the studio, I could pull all sorts of things out of drawers and off shelves, to illustrate what I was saying. Like these old sketchbooks from my student days in the early '80s, when I studied printed textiles.
It was their screen-printed covers at my degree show that got me my very first illustration job and, as a consequence, I never worked a single day as a textile designer!