It's come back around to that time of year again and Mats Bootcamp is here at last, along with a familiar buzz, as friends old and new come together to create art from all corners of the globe. Artists on the whole tend to be a kindly bunch and the Mats community is full of inspiration and support. It attracts the real pro's, the beginners and everything in between and I always come away feeling utterly enriched and often with a new friend or two. The days leading up to the first assignment are filled with the kind of excitement you feel as a little kid waiting for Christmas! So it is with great joy that I can share with you what I've been getting up to during this first week of the mini assignment: 'What's in My Bag'. This has been a fascinating exercise, I suppose we don't often analyse exactly what we carry around with us everyday, but the process of doing just that has strangely taught me a great deal about myself and my own personal style.