Tag Archives: inspiration

8 and 10

Passed cystoscopy number 10 yesterday. Maybe it was because I’m on a week’s holidays, but I was pretty blasé about this one. No drawing even! On the bus to the hospital there were a group of Down Syndrome teens on an outing. It was a sunny day and they were having an infectiously fun time. […]

“resilience”

As a family we weren’t really that resilient. We all need extra time and space to ourselves to keep our equilibrium. If we do more than one thing in a day we feel frazzled. Travelling to Japan was the crucible for that. We really surprised ourselves with some crazy adventures of endurance. The epic train, […]

“germination”

Just for a change, I was delayed completing a positive picture by going on an awesome overseas holiday! The year kicked off with a bang, splitting my job to spend two days a week at the Botanic Gardens, and on the countdown to that holiday to Japan. Walking through the gates into lush green those […]

“canopic dolls”

Was a fun family project! I bought both the girls a set, and taught them how to use a spray can in the backyard. They finished theirs pretty quickly, but I got nervous about “wrecking” mine and kept procrastinating. The long weekend just been I finally had a crack. The paint marker was a little […]

unfinished business

Was putting a birthday present to use, a big folder to store old drawings more delicately than in the shed, and was looking at some of those drawings. Some good and bad, some pretty wacky, and a few unfinished. This one was a cracker, all about the rawness and uncertainty of trying to find love […]

“reanimation”

I’m flicking the switch. Turning over a new leaf. Beginning as I mean to continue. Moved to a new floor at work today, got some staff changes coming, caring less to sleep more, getting back on the exercise bike, and pumping some juice back into my creativity. Frankensteining some of the old avatars, good and […]

faux cover

Just because I had so much fun making my fake logo and masthead, I wanted to mock up a cover! Probably needs the title to be chiselled into a block of cracked stone… The plan is to draw all new artwork, a gloriously pointless and self absorbed project.

“buoyancy”

Well, it was supposed to be about putting a bomb under my motivation, but this seemed like more fun! The Copics didn’t play too badly with the biro, just a bit of bleeding. I wonder how they’d go with printer ink if I scanned and printed the drawing…

“intro version”

Suck it up – part two. I often also look back with amazement on the careless extravagance and freedom of youth. Sometimes it’s my own youth that sparks it, other times it’s seeing someone else’s. Like teenagers out getting snacks for a movie night, while someone else is home cooking dinner. Plugging away on those […]