Saturday, 13 September 2014

I found this on you tube last weekend and it made me feel peaceful so I thought I'd share.

Brian Eno - Thursday Afternoon

Friday, 5 September 2014

Sometimes, I come across a book that seems to fall into my hands because I am meant to read it. This happened to me yesterday whilst at my local library. I don't generally read graphic novels but I was looking for a book I'd been recommended many years ago by Neil Gaiman and as I was searching for this I picked up Habibi by Craig Thompson. All I can say is read it, it is beautiful. I couldn't put it down. 

Monday, 1 September 2014

And I guess, while I am blowing my own trumpet, now may be the moment to put up a link to the Blue Jacket Workshop which is where I will next be showing my work.
I've just been looking back over the past year, remembering my journey, and pausing in the moment before I move into autumn, and what in many ways feels like a new year. After five years in education I still think in school years. One of my hopes when I left university a bit over a year ago was to continue working and to get a feel for who I am as an artist now that I have been cut loose. It has often been an act of faith. I am mostly quite broke but I love what I do, and that is priceless. And, all the artists I know are amazing, warm, generous people whatever their skill is. To be a part of that community is similarly priceless.
After I got back from the summer residency in Cumbria I was contacted by Emma from Norwich Resident which is a high-gloss local lifestyle magazine. She wanted to interview me and to have some photos taken of my home. She said that it would be in the September issue. I was pretty nervous and I tend to talk too much when I'm nervous, but both Emma and the photographer were lovely and this is the gentle article that she wrote about me and my home. 
I am on pages 70 and 71 Issue 16 September 2014