Sheffield run an artist’s book prize and this year I thought I’d have a go at making a submission. When Pickle and I were first dating he would spend all of his money to get from Leeds to Sheffield to see me and we accumulated a large number of spent train tickets. I thought I’d stick them all together to make pages, and then draw on them in permanent marker. After spending so long making the pages themselves, I was quite frightened of putting such an unforgiving pen to the pages, but it worked out okay in the end. I had written a poem to accompany the illustrations, but I like it being just pictures.
All of the tickets on the cover are single tickets; the rest of the book is made out of two part returns.
As I was going to submit the book I realised that there is a charge, so I’m not entirely sure if I will submit it or not, but either way I think it will be something nice to give to Thom when he’s a lot older…a little love story of how his mummy and daddy got together… x