Posts tagged ‘drawing’

January 22, 2014

DO I HAVE TO?…REALLY?

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Bollocks! That is literally the only way I can think to describe things. God, I thought I was going to be so productive in 2014. I am well aware that we’re only a month into the year but if you knew what I was like…oh this isn’t good!

I just can’t seem to find the motivation to do anything at all. I start a piece of work and then about half way through I think what the fuck is the point of this? and end up scrapping it.

I’ve written before about my struggle with anxiety and depression and while I have made a lot of progress I think I’ve still managed to let it get a hold of me too much now. It feels like a vicious circle at times. I don’t go out to work as that is still a bit of a challenge for me but I’m very lucky to have my parents supporting me while I get myself together. I’m really not very good with going out in public but I think I’m really going to have to push myself this year as I need that outlet where I can bounce ideas off other artists. Or even just getting inspired and motivated. I don’t think I’ll achieve anything by staying at home!

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WP_000501 Today was the first time in a while that I felt like doing any drawing. These are some of William Morris’ roses. I actually found it very relaxing doing this which is something I haven’t felt in a while when producing art. There’s always that niggle at the back of my head that the work must in some way produce money and I’m starting to find that overwhelming now. I don’t know how others manage it, that balance of creating something they are happy with but also that people would want to buy.

Onward and up though eh?!

Hope all is well with everyone.

Take care,

Rach x

October 18, 2013

Ohh Deer Pillow Fight Entry

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Ohh Deer have an amazing competition on the go right now where they are looking for a new member of the collective. I thought i’d enter just because you have to give these things a go don’t you? There’s a fabulous array of work there and I strongly encourage you to have a look at all the offerings. Having said that, if you fancy one of the cushions above there is a link under each one where you can buy them for a limited time only. I believe they are priced at roughly £25. I think my favourite one (of my own!) is the suspenders illustrations. But the cats bum does hold a special place in my heart as it is a tribute to my late pet cat Tubbs, who occasionally went by the name of Barbara (there was some confusion as to his gender for a while!).

Here are the links for each item in shop: Cat Bum, Suspenders, French Cat

Anyway, hope you will take the time to have a look. Enjoy!

Thanks

Rach xx

April 4, 2013

MOOOOOOO!

What can I say, my parents went out for the day and came back with this! It was originally a disgusting brown colour but I washed it, sand papered it down and put several coats of primer on it ready for me to draw onto. This is how its coming along so far. I love it when people bring back odd little trinkets. I believe this is from a car boot sale where my dad tried to haggle the price down from £3! What a tight wad!

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