Scanned from an old sketchbook. For a project, on self and alter-ego at university, I asked people I knew to describe me. A good friend of mine decided this was the best phrase to describe me. Still makes me chuckle every time I read through my old sketchbooks and see this.
Showing some love!
Today I received some nice asks, all anonymous, apart from one (you know who you are, THANK YOU!), that all read the same:
Surprise beautiful person! Once you get this, you must put it into 8 peoples asks (anonymously) who deserve it. If you break the chain, nothing will happen, but it’s nice to know that someone thinks you’re beautiful inside and out. Stay strong :’)
I’ve been meaning to make this post for a few weeks now, but hadn’t got round to it. Receiving those asks has been the push I needed.
I’ve been shown a fair amount of love on here, but there are people I need to show some love to. People that inspire me, and that I feel do far more for the ‘cause’ or whatever it is we are all doing here. These cats have been around longer, and do their thing far more publicly than I could ever hope to achieve with my art.
So without further ado these are the beautiful, amazing people who inspire me every day, and deserve to be shown love far more than I:
Go show them some love!
We focus too much on being the right shaped peg for the right shaped hole. We try to fit the one thing, as familiarity and consistency are comforting, fearing if we try a different shape or hole we will no longer fit anywhere. We fear having many shapes, as our societies and cultures leads us to believe individuality comes through conformity. Our shape becomes our uniform.
We focus too much on the shapes and the holes. We should focus on the hand that can pick up any shape. We should make our own shape, and carve our own hole. Failing that, we should be the hammer that makes the shapes fit where we want.
Taking Things Seriously
So, after many prompts from many people, I’ve decided to take my work somewhat seriously, and actually put together an actual website, with my ‘best’ work on it. This Tumblr account has always been, and always will be, the place where I put what we call ‘provisional artworks’. These are things which we use to test ideas and works without the pressure of trying to finalise them. This account is basically an online sketchbook of sorts.
I’m quite excited about doing this, as I get to go back through my work and fix loads of the mistakes and things I’m not happy with in my photography. This means that those of you who are familiar with the borrowed dresses series may well get to see alternate shots that on reflection I now think work better. You may even see some of the shots looking and feeling different. I suppose you could call my Tumblr account the regular rental DVD, and my website will be the Directors Cut Blu-Ray… or something.
Anyway, I will still be posting here regularly with provisional work, and post updates as it goes on, so stay tuned! …uuugghhh did I just say “stay tuned?”
Anonymous asked: yer bum looks so pretty in those shoes...
Aww, thank you! I’ve never thought of my bum as pretty, must be the shoes :)
I was browsing through my hard-drive tonight, and I found this drawing I made last year for a friend of mine.