This was produced at the end of an exercise at the ‘Abstract’ weekend course I went to in May, 2018. It was made by the flash of inspiration I experienced when I saw an advertisement for an upmarket handbag on a bit of newspaper I had been given along with other collage materials. It was the blue of the handles against that rust-coloured background intruding into that lovely light grey which caught my eye. After that it was just a matter of cutting off the handbag to objectivise the handles, composing a whole image with other papers and ink wash, and inserting a meaningless – but slightly mysterious? – printed message to produce a satisfactory image overall.