just lurking


Hello lovely friends of the internet, I've missed you, where have you been? I haven't posted in a little while due to an absence of images. This is the coming together of a doodly thing I did a few weeks back Watercolour and fountain pen,  intricate and involved but in a stilted inhibited style, so … Continue reading just lurking

stream of consciousness


I'm so enjoying this book, it's a book without rules or boundaries. Previous art journals have always had a Reason Or arbitrary parameters to guide the content. Often it was based around a time frame: a page a day , a colour a month, a spread a week But this book is finding its own natural … Continue reading stream of consciousness

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 is far more holistic. Even the most literal illustrations are cast in the light of the mood, defined by the … Continue reading thoughts de jour

Fueled by Doubt 36/52


I look at them in their lives and their worlds, they do their things and they live their days. I can do that. Look - watch me - I'm doing my things and living my days. And then I turn sideways, and vanish. Where did I go? All the fear folded in on me. It all … Continue reading Fueled by Doubt 36/52

Parallelity 35/52


Have you used these pens? Pilot Parallel Pens.  I love them. They aren't only beautiful to write and draw with, but there's magic you can do if you have more than one and different colored ink. I got these years ago and they'd drifted to the back of my repertoire for a long while. It … Continue reading Parallelity 35/52

Water In Parallel (part 4)


The story so far, has lead us to this point Now, if you know me at all, you'll understand that I need colour like I need coffee, sleep and oxygen. So while the peeling back process had restored some of the original brightness, it's not enough for me. I'm getting hungry for colour and there's … Continue reading Water In Parallel (part 4)

A Sacred Space


I was pondering this thought: a sacred space doesn't have to be a physical space. It can be a space in my day, a number of minutes I hold back from everyday use. A little bit of room in the day to release some thoughts into the ether. And ask the rhetorical questions. A few … Continue reading A Sacred Space

deeper into the book of wishes


Yesterday I showed you the first page of my latest project - the first one I could call finished (ish). This is the latest page, I began playing with over the weekend. Starting out with gesso and inks, layered up and finished with hot glue blobs Inspired by the very lovely and talented Contadina K