Making Marks (part 1)

This month I'm revisiting the theme of Mark Making. Most of the resulting drawings have evolved out of a slow drawing technique which I first read about in The Drawing Mind by Deborah Putnoi. If I could take one art method with me to a desert island, I think this would be the one! Here …

You are not alone

I have realised through the making of this journal that much of the difficulty I experience comes from a sense of isolation, that I don’t belong in a world where everyone seems to be speeding past. It is the most healing thing of all to know that I can be connected to others, seen and …

Kindness

One of the biggest gifts I have received through my experience with my foot is that of kindness. This includes both kindness towards myself and empathy towards others who may be struggling. I have learned first-hand that you never know what someone else may be dealing with, even if everything looks “fine” on the outside. …

Folk Art (part 2)

My drawings this month have been strongly influenced by Dinara Mirtalipova's book, Imagine a Forest (which I heartily recommend!) In the book, she gives great step-by-step instructions for creating beautifully detailed folk art. Some days, I followed these instructions to the letter. Other days, they served as a springboard for my own imagination. I hope, …