It Looks Bleak. Big Deal. It Looks Bleak.

Joanna Macy

Art

Grayson Perry once said "I feel it is more important to have a long and sympathetic hands-on relationship with materials. A relaxed, humble, ever curious love of stuff is central to my idea of being an artist."
May I be so bold as to agree with you this illustrious artist?

Comics

I am inspired by just about anything I have ever read. "Persepolis" by Marjane Satrapi woke me up (again) to the potential of comics and the graphic novel.
I like telling stories and making pictures. So comics were the next step.

Land Art

What happens when you make art outdoors? What happens when your "material" is what you find in nature? Land art can be simple and ephemeral. Or it might take a large group weeks to create a piece. Just step outside and see.

Writing

My blog is a way of thinking and interacting. I am also a translator, working from French, German and Swedish to English. This helps when reading comic authors like Marjane Satrapi, Sara Granér and Ralf König in the original language.

Workshops

I hold workshops with adults, young people and children, indoors and outdoors. I work especially with land art, process-led art and drawing as communication.

From my blog

Paradigm shift is a big, fat pain in the arse

Eileen Laurie

Emergent embroidery

October 27th, 2021 Posted In: Other

For most of my life sewing was just too hard, too complicated, and too scary.     A ferocious sewing teacher in primary seven put me off sewing machines, and she ripped out my “from the wrong end” stitches, since she couldn’t prevent me sewing left-handed. I was put in the third row (for the […]

Armageddon, minus the odd letter

September 20th, 2021 Posted In: Art Tags: ,

2021 I took this image in Berlin and it always makes me smile. Did the graffiti artist lose the plot, or only a few letters? In any case, I hope this is still there on that painted brick wall in a rather staid district of Berlin.

Latest projects

Visible mending
November 10th, 2021 Posted In: Art Tags: 2021, Animals, embroidery, Textile Art, visible mending

2021 The unexpected pleasures and images of visible mending.

Magnolia falling
November 8th, 2021 Posted In: Land Art

2021

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