A dear writer friend of mine asked to see some of my sketchbooks, to me they are the usual mumblings of working out paintings, colour palettes, gesso recipes, ideas and thoughts! To her they were a glimpse in to an artists mind, they were precious visual diaries, with scraps of colour here and inky words there. They were the unfinished ideas and pages, blossoms of new ideas and thoughts, all combined in perfect little books spilling out of the edges into her hands.