Divyam’s comics diary

Recently, my arty morning pages seem to have morphed into night-time pages. I've been using Lynda Barry’s 4-minute diary. It's a wonderful way to keep a diary and is easy to squeeze in, even at the end of the busiest day. Here are the steps: List ten things you did List ten things you saw …

Poetry art journal 2.0 (part 1)

Last year, several poetically-inclined artists from the Get Messy community started a collaboration inspired by our favourite poems. We all had a fabulous time making art in each other's journals. You can see some of the pages I created for this collaborations here and here. Unfortunately, most of the journals went missing in the post …

Arty morning pages (part 2)

I'm not exactly the type you would describe as a morning person. I'm sure anyone who knows me well will agree! But I am always much brighter for having started the day doing something creative. Recently I started doing an arty version of the morning pages. Here are some more of the pages that have …

Poetry art journal collab (part 2)

In the Summer of 2017, I joined up with several artist friends from Get Messy to create a poetry art journal collaboration. Unfortunately, most of the journals got lost in the mail before they could be returned to the original artists. Today's post continues with my pages from the second lot of journals. You can see my pages …

Poetry art journal collab (part 1)

In the Summer of 2017, I joined up with several artist friends from Get Messy to create a poetry art journal collaboration. We each started a journal with pages inspired by a favourite poem and then sent them out into the world so that the next person could add their interpretations, inspired by the same …

Season of Ubuntu (part 3)

The last two weeks have sped by so fast! The clocks have changed, night is drawing in so much earlier, and the days seem so much shorter. Meanwhile, the leaves are falling from the trees, leaving puddles the colour of fire around their roots. This point in the season felt like the perfect moment for …

The communities close to my heart

The Season of Ubuntu feels like the perfect moment to give a special mention to three communities that are close to my heart and that have greatly influenced my creative work. Each one of these has strengthened and nourished my creativity and, in turn, my art has become part of the wider community so that it …

A little book about friendship

My Inktober project this year took place in a tiny no-sew journal inspired by a wonderful tutorial by Sasha Zeen. I posted full-size pictures of all the tiny pages here. But I thought a video would be the best place to get a sense of just how small this little book is, and the way …

Inktober 2018 (part 2)

This October, I have been taking part in Inktober, the month-long challenge to create a drawing every day. I am using a super tiny journal (3 x 2 in!) made following a wonderful tutorial by Sasha Zeen. I began with no fixed idea in mind and very soon the theme of friendship came to the …