This drawing began as a mindfulness exercise to soothe me after stretching my comfort zone. I like the feel of the paper and the sound of the pen making dots. As I look at it I realise it’s a reflection of all the things I’ve been thinking about lately – spirituality, resonance, parts therapy, to name a few. More Than The Sum of Our Parts is for sale. If you’re interested in it or any other art I have for sale, email me.
This is my latest pigment pen drawing, Turning Over A New Leaf, which is for sale – email me if you’d like more information. My research into the phrase, “turning over a new leaf,” highlighted the assumption that often accompanies the intention to turn over a new leaf. Here’s a definition from Collins:Continue reading “Turning Over A New Leaf”
When someone asked me, “are you a cat person or a dog person?” I responded: “both!” I love the friendly way dogs often approach as if you’ve come to see them alone. I also love how cats choose to be around you and leave when they’ve had enough. We can learn something from both these behaviours.Continue reading “Are You a Cat Person or a Dog Person?”
Is pain part of creativity? It seems to be for me. Often, I begin creating a piece of art because I’m in psychological pain and it can transform that pain into healing. The drawing above began on the anniversary of my father’s suicide. Despair was what I was feeling and, somehow, I was able to tap into that feeling and watch it take shape on paper. By externalising it and writing in my journal about it, I could understand it more. I wrote a blog post about the beginning of this process.Continue reading “Is Pain Part of Creativity?”
Homework set at the Graphic Novels Real Life Stories1 course: make daily two inch square drawings for twenty one days on a theme of my choice. I chose trees.Continue reading “Twenty One Trees (2018)”
Perceiving began with a circle in the middle of the page, which I used a compass to draw. I decided I wanted the picture to consist of circles, some of them incomplete, and I followed my intuitive urges from that point.Continue reading “Perceiving (2017)”
Seminal began with the red shape that grew into a teardrop. I worked intuitively and followed my urges, no matter how strange the drawing appeared.Continue reading “Seminal (2017)”
After graduating with a 2:1 in Moving Image, the desire to make art, for art’s sake, had gone.Continue reading “The White Frame Series (2016)”