I love listening to artists speak - Each talk leaves me newly inspired and reminds of a reason why I want to be an artist. Susie made me think about the passion that is needed to be an artist. She talked about the want and the drive to create, about doing things for yourself; about playing and exploring. She also talked about how you never know who is watching, even when you feel invisible there could be someone about to take a gamble on your work.
At the end of her talk Susie said that she often takes art students as apprentices for a week or two, I am have sent her an email and am keeping my fingers crossed for this summer!