If recession has forced you to move from your Mayfair flat to a shack in Ghetto Ilford, why not cheer the place up with some limited-edition prints? This way you get a numbered work signed by the artist at less cost than the original. An email from the Federation of British Artists invites me to visit the Mall Galleries in London for Originals 09: The Contemporary Printmaking Show, which runs from 18 February until 28 February, entry £2.50, concessions £1.50. Sir Peter Blake and Professor David Mach RA both think this annual show is the best thing since sliced bread. However, I must warn you that works for sale start at £100, which I think is too much for a limited-edition print. I got one for free last year (CLICK).