The big excitement in January was to see my name in print. I was interviewed for “Hertfordshire Life”, a glossy lifestyle magazine with a local focus. They have a large culture section in the magazine, and I was profiled as the artist of the month with a 4-page spread. Having spent an hour and a half with the journalist being interviewed before Christmas, I was a little trepidatious to see what angle she would take. I found reading the article for the first time really excruciating, and actually had to close the magazine and take a few deep breaths twice to get through it. There was quite a bit of “I never said that! – oh yes I did!” moments. When I’d calmed down and after a couple of reads though I was really very pleased. It has taught me a lot about what people find interesting about me as an artist, and about my work, which will be really helpful going forward. As of yet I haven’t had any contacts as a direct result of the article, but I’m learning that growing as an artist is always a very serendipitous process, and it’s impossible to see what leads from what, because it’s never that direct. But certainly this level of publicity can only be good! Read the full article here, or better still buy the magazine if you’re in Hertfordshire!