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Quick fire questions
Favourite word? Pickle. It's a Jewish/Eastern European/basically immature thing.
Deadline food or drink choice? You name it, I'll eat it. Or nibble it. Nuts and raisins, for instance.
What turns you on creatively? Comedy; lush fabrics and costumes; windy days; teasing and general cheekiness; noticing people who I'd like to draw from memory.
What sound or noise do you love? The simmering of an industrial-sized pot of soup.
What did you want to do when you grew up? I still wrestle with that one.
Favourite time of day? Late afternoon – a memory of that 'end-of-the-school-day' feeling.
The child you most love to draw? I usually draw from imagination: exaggerated, caricature, fantasy-like characters.