Since 2001 Jo has kept a visual diary - a daily pencil drawing whose content may range from a beautiful landscape carefully observed, to an item of domestic trivia such as a pile of laundry or washing-up, or quirky incident involving children or cats.

Developing this towards illustrations for stories has been a recent project, bringing together water colour with line drawing, etching, lino cut and wood engraving. This material is now the basis for a forthcoming book, written and illustrated by Jo.