It’s based on a house my aunt lodged at when sent away to school in Aberdeen in the late 1940s. She’d written a piece about it in the 1990s for a school magazine and my cousins shared it with our family when she died last year. We learnt so much about how she was shaped by the experience. Visually the bit that stuck for me was the description of how the bedrooms and bathroom on the middle floor where pink and yellow and on the top green and blue. I did five versions hand colouring each - each came out quite differently. I wish I was more methodical in recording how I inked them - but equally I like the variation.

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