Gentle 

So this is where we start this year. No more lashing at myself. No more unrealistic deadlines. No more unspoken sadness. No more acting as if productivity is GOD. ▫️
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JUST GENTLE. ▫️
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Just kindness. Just small cups of tea with my phone off. Just sketchbooks with no agenda. Just drawing for the fun of it. Just singing. Just writing my stories. Just committing to what feels good. Just waking up to the joy of making again. ▫️
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What would I make if I stopped pretending that someone was looking? What would I…

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March Madness. 

 

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The red sketchbook is finally finished so one of my missions this week is to figure out how to use imovie and start bringing to you my vlogs again. It's insane how quickly time is going. Pretty much all my free time is being eaten up with fitness stuff and although I have made a significant dent in my goals that way ( over a stone down ) it's taking away too much from my creativity. I'm having to section things into my day in a way that I'm not actually enjoying them. I like to take my…

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The sun will continue to rise... 

 

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So February has almost happened and I know you're thinking the same thing as me...how? I have so much to do and already 2019 has thrown some serious curve balls my way. Migraines, anxiety, poorly hubby, insane workout routines and of course that nagging habit of needing a life! Still though, I have it on good authority that tomorrow the sun will rise giving me a full new opportunity to start again. Tomorrow I get the opportunity to pick up a pencil and catch an idea, improve a…

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No more under selling Mr James, you numpty. 

 

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As I morph into Marie Kondo in my art space I now have rows of sketchbooks and neat little piles of artwork everywhere. Stuff that's finished, stuff that I want to play with more and a pile that's ready for sale. If it doesn't sell then it goes back into the re working pile or my friends will get some extra gifts for their birthdays!

 

 

I'm afraid for a small while I fell into a little trap. The trap of looking at my art through the eyes of other people and because of that I started…

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Don't give your power away. 

 

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I have to fess up. Hands in the air. Here we go. This year I decided that I wasn't going to do any daily draw competitions. Mainly because I wanted to get my picture books finished. Cut to two days before January the first and I am on the living room floor diligently planning 6, yes SIX daily draws for the year. To add a special dash of crazy to the start of my year I stick to one of them for 20 days of January before hitting a small burnout and sending myself into a creative tizz…

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Making a witches den! 

 

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I'm sat here right now with my desk covered in pencils, markers, paints, sage, with candles burning and a cold cup of tea. Sounds romantic right? The artist dream? Maybe I should playfully smudge a bit of paint on my cheek and laugh disproportionately as I dip my paint brush into my tea? Maybe not... lol There's so much mess in my art space that I'm actually starting to avoid coming in here. My environment is key when it comes to creating. I need everything to be accessible to me. I…

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Telling my story as an artist. 

 

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I'm working on my picture books this year and although it's already been a small challenge to actually get properly into them, it has got me thinking a little bit about the story I tell as an artist. A piece of who I am goes into every creation whether it physically represents me or not. Even commissions that have nothing to do with my personal narrative have something of me in them. It's beyond a skill set or a choice of colour. My time, my thoughts, my ideas are a part of the process…

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Creative seasons 

 

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It's been another minute hasn't it?! I took a social media break in September because I was starting to feel a bit stressed out and I was putting pressure on myself to make work relentlessly rather than just letting it flow. It's a weird space to be in because I know I work better when I keep working, meaning I don't wait for inspiration to strike to pick up a pen. I have a few habits that keep momentum going like starting a few sketchbooks at a time or making sure that as soon as one…

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Y Tho? 

 

 I crawled out of bed into the deep hazy air of a warmer than I can handle summer morning and I tried my best to wipe the sweat off my neck before I ran to the shower. Before my day had even begun I could feel the emotional fatigue of everything that has been happening lately catching up with me. Now normally, a Thursday is my day off from all work but, lately it's been an exclusive art day. Normally that's a good day for me but sometimes I actually need the day to recharge and today was one of those…

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Another new beginning. 

 

I've started this week feeling better, more rested and more rooted in who I am. It's strange how something so small threw me off my centre so quickly and after a lot of sleep, chocolate and art I am glad to report that I am quietly healing whilst allowing the energetic root of the situation to unravel. For those that don't know I was asked to remove my art from a local cafe because of it's “occult symbolism”. I won't go into the mechanics of it all because I feel like I did that in my facebook…

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