Around me, where I work, I have a collection of photos and artwork that I have produced over years (mainly from college days up in Cheshire). We have also recently had a big talk about the future of the department and our jobs – nothing to worry about particularly – infact it’s likely to lead to something more interesting. Linking these two statements, a colleague has just asked me why I don’t do more with my art to exhibit and show it off more to the public? Apparently it surprises me that I’m not making a living from my art…

Hmnn? I don’t know really. I don’t think it’s a lack of any kind of self-belief… I write my books, and I know that one day I will be published, so why should it be different for my other art? I never really had exhibitions (the open one’s at college are about it…) and to be honest I don’t know why not? It’s curious – I shall have to think about it – will probably write more about those thoughts – later…