It was lovely visiting a local artist, Mary Alger, in her London home studio who is in her eighties with my friend, Clare. (September, 2013.) While her friends got further in their creatives paths, I heard Mary was ‘left behind’ once completing her degree in art and design. Her home felt inviting and I got a sense of excitement being shown around her art studio upstairs with many pictures she had created lying around. Most were mounted or unframed. Many unfinished pieces of work lying around or leaning upright against the walls. I admired her for continuing on and not giving up her passion.