that time again! (1 of 2)


Looking back at things I made in 12 months makes the year stretch back further. January feels like a lifetime ago now... My 2016Ā in art journalling has looked like this January February March April May June The tail of the year, the time to look back & look forward, funny cos in so many ways … Continue reading that time again! (1 of 2)

in all seriousness


no , not really, I mean...really! But in series A work in progress, featuring more dictionary bits, watercolor, fountain pen doodles. Something of an underwatery feel going on this time. Working title: Syllabub Four - after the first word I spotted in the collage šŸ™‚

mental noise


Amid the hubbub of chatter inside my headĀ I'm sometimesĀ aware of one group of voices much more clearly than all the others. it's louder, more forceful than the rest of them. More strident, it's shoutier... Ā y'know? In order to distance my own thinking from theirs, I've named them the 'chorusĀ of cynics'. Some days they're so vocal, … Continue reading mental noise

on letting go, on moving on


Continuing from yesterpost, as I'm finding my place in this book, it's finding its place in my days. I'm loving the contrast of my art against the books original purpose (which I spoke of more over here).Ā The waves and the lines criss-crossing the verbal nonsense. More than thisĀ I'm enjoying theĀ meditation of theĀ evening ritual this book … Continue reading on letting go, on moving on

thoughts de jour


Traditional journalling - the outpouring of words and thoughts and the recording of happenings, events and reactions is quite linear: these things occurred, then were recorded; these things were planned and projected, then recorded. Art journalling isĀ far more holistic. Even the most literal illustrations are cast in the light of the mood, defined by the … Continue reading thoughts de jour

fingerpainting, music and people (31/52)


From this To this Collaged in music and people then some proper fingerpainting. Real, visceral, icky fingerpainting. You want to play now too, don't you? The whole process reminds me of weaving:Ā  layers show through in places. In and out. Each one adds. Collage, colour, paint & words. That's all. As always (to me) the … Continue reading fingerpainting, music and people (31/52)

Colour bomb 28/52


This week was full of colour. Dabs and daubs. Layer on layer on layer on layer on layer... https://vimeo.com/133919353 Eyes and spirals and circles and more... Building up over and over and over and more and deeper and lusher and more. That's the sorta week it was.

Evolution of a Ideas


I love the dance between the digital and the analog. Set the pixels in place, print and then set to with the tools of a previous age: Actual cutting with actual scissors Actual messĀ  withĀ actual paste. The combination of these colours and the sheen of the medium have given her heads a pearly purity. (And … Continue reading Evolution of a Ideas

Create Your Own Map (22/52)


This recurring instruction: Create Your Own Map. It's what I'm endeavoring to do. I'm mapping my way as I go. I document when I remember, I share when I think it might help. Starting out in the usual fashion: Colours and curls, Cut outs, collaging the inconsequential, daubs, dabs, smudgy smear. State the intention. Then … Continue reading Create Your Own Map (22/52)

upsidedowneries (20/52)


Life's little upsidedowneries; they entertain, baffle, bemuse. I considered not posting this page, tbh I was just relieved I took these first pics before I got too far in, so at least I had something to show for the week if I couldn't bring myself to unveil the way it went from here.... Mmmmm yummy … Continue reading upsidedowneries (20/52)