Each time I take a break from working on new portraits, I have been studying the latest addition to my bookshelf – ‘A Cat’s Life!’ (Photographs by Jane Burton)

Its a truly wonderful book & the first thing I loved was its size; proper big images for me to admire, certainly worth being weighed down on the long walk home just to own such a lovely collection of quotes & pictures

I have never owned a cat, but having met a few I can really appreciate their beauty and grace, its just a shame that my dogs don’t feel quite the same way about them…

Its nice to be reminded how good it feels to flick through a real book, with glossy pages & that ‘new book smell’, rather than scrolling through images on a computer

I shall have to dig out some of my old books to read, and of course fill the shelf with new ones!