Drawings from Berlin

I cried in the café – the women working there gave me some chocolate.

 

I wanted to write ‘easy peasy’ but couldn’t fit it all in. This is a drawing I did on a recent flight to London – by myself. I felt luxurious.

I read ‘ What Mothers Do Especially When It Looks Like Nothing’ by Naomi Stadlen – it was within these pages that I found the words about many of my experiences and thoughts about motherhood – but also about depression.

Loosing a sense of future is something that I think all people who have suffered with depression would understand.

Driving myself a little bit crazy in cafés.

 The Prinzessinnengarten, where we spent the summer of 2011.

I have done a crazy amount of drawings for my project – Berlin Domestic – a project that keeps changing shape. I felt like deleting it all last week but I can be pretty extreme in that way. I just have to learn to just take a break from the world wide web every so often.

New painting Camille and some progress photos

‘That awkward moment before the eyebrows go on’- I believe is what I tweeted about this image of the painting.

I really enjoyed how intense her expression is.

I didn’t want to do a grey background like I have on many of my other paintings. So I thought I’d try out green as it is meant to compliment brown. I don’t know what I was thinking! This green made me think of hospitals, veterinary clinics and disinfectant – totally not what I was trying to inspire in the viewer.

Fixing it up! The good think about oil paintings is they are more forgiving when you make a blooper like I did. Just takes a lot of time – waiting for the green to dry before I could paint over it.

There she is – I think she’s pretty fantastic.

Thanks to Camille for posing for me!

Back online!

Dear all, I’m back online!

My last post here was in June, there’s a lot to catch up on. But I will update this over the next few weeks. Even though this has been offline I’ve still been documenting the process of my recent works which I look forward to sharing with you.

But for now, these are my views: