In the days before my children I was a Librarian and have always had a passion for books. Since moving to Switzerland one of the things I've missed most is being able to stand in an English bookshop and feast my eyes. I spend a lot of time reading and ordering online but nothing beats being able to be there myself. It's one of those things you don't understand the importance of until you don't have it anymore. I think this appreciation is probably one of the reasons I like to use words in my art. I once had an art teacher who told me she thought the reason I felt compelled to write on my work was because I was unable to convey my meaning otherwise, what a load of tosh! words will always be a part of who I am and I'll still be sticking them on my work when I'm old and grey!