I did lots of ‘portrait’ drawings of Bea. Then my imagination took off with a variety of contents – hair brush, lipstick, pressed powder, hand cream, small tub of moisturiser, perfume, purse, scissors, tape measure, fold-up slippers, keys, pen, diary, pills, travel sewing kit, cotton… It was like taking an x-Ray of Bea.

  • What’s in your handbag?
  • What’s in your mother’s handbag?
  • What’s in your grandmother’s handbag, or in the handbag of another woman you know?
  • What’s the handbag like?
  • Does it have secret compartments?
  • What does it tell you about the person?