All day painting and gathering ideas, listening to Laura Marling and David Hughes. Also wonderful piece on Woman's Hour about quilts, including one that was made by convicts on the voyage to Australia, the Rajah Quilt on loan from the National Gallery of Australia. Among the stitchers was a fifteen year old girl who was transported to the prison colonies for stealing a bolt of cloth.
Hannah, my daughter, is fifteen.
I have to go to London soon to see my publisher so I hope I can persaude them that we need to meet in the V&A so that I can see it. I can feel a story coming on.