I recently had the opportunity to attend the session on Being Led by Young People with the inspirational Yumma Hussen, Mahnoor Kamran, Dev Sharma and Kwesia, City Girl in Nature. I was blown away by the energy, determination, wisdom and love for life of these young people. I could have listened for a long time […]
I never thought I could draw anything 100 times, but in the end I really enjoyed experimenting with tools and materials. I made a slideshow – visualising my process and its twists and turns.
What we pay attention to grows
adrienne maree brown
Working away on my Lena and the Swan project. Here are some preparatory sketches in a range of media.
As the world goes to hell in a handbasket, and the bad news just multiplies, I got out into plein air to sketch and get out of my overthinking, worrying head. Sometimes I packed my painting bag, but sometimes it was just my little sketchbook and an HB pencil. Working with black fineliner and colour, […]
Do not look away. Do not avert your gaze. Do not turn aside.
We certainly live in interesting times. And to be honest, this has been coming, at the very latest, since The Limits to Growth was published in 1972. Millions if not billions of people all over the world have been suffering from multiple crises since then. Now even the lucky few are starting to feel the […]
A very cold day, a very warm bonfire. Good friends, Christmas cookies and mulled wine and a gentle end to a not-so-gentle year.
If you are irritated by every rub, how will your mirror be polished?
If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they'll kill you
George Bernard Shaw