It's always a pleasant surprise to rummage through boxes and desk drawers and uncover old work that I had totally forgotten about. Seeing it with fresh eyes is great. Often it turns out to be better work than I gave it credit for. Sometimes I find that I have organised folders and files of work quite neatly, only to have completely forgotten about them.
This image of the Nine Standards in Cumbria, somewhat changed and re-imagined, comes from a whole giant batch of drawings I did years ago when studying at Charles Sturt University for my MA. I used to draw the same thing over and over. It seems so strange to me now; I guess I must have had so much more time back then!