Tag: drawing

  • The Seed, The Bird and The Boots – A Love Story

    Once upon a time a seed landed on the top soil of a freshly dug garden. Laying on the moist earth, it felt at home and began to send roots down into the darkness amongst the worms and other night crawlers. It lay like this for a while through rain and shine, night and day, […]

  • Less is More Than the Sum of Our Parts

    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 […]

  • Turning Over A New Leaf

    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:

  • Are You a Cat Person or a Dog Person?

    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 […]

  • Is Pain Part of Creativity?

    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 […]

  • The Forming and Unforming of Potential

  • Twenty One Trees (2018)

    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.

  • Perceiving (2017)

    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.

  • Seminal (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.

  • The White Frame Series (2016)

    After graduating with a 2:1 in Moving Image, the desire to make art, for art’s sake, had gone.