I’ve been thinking of doing this for a while, creating one post with all the self portraits – selfies – that I have done over the years. I’ve been examining myself for about eight years now, I haven’t always liked what I’ve seen. But it is an impressive, sometimes scary, sometimes sad and sometimes funny collection. I know I don’t have copies of all of them. They’re spread out over four old computers and some have probably accidentally/ on purposely been deleted.
2008 – Australia
2009 – Berlin
2010 – Wales
2012 Berlin > Australia
2013 – Australia, working as an illustrator
2014 Rural Victoria to Victorian town
I completely hate this one!
And trust me, this is not all of them and there will be more to come!
I am really proud of my work.
Quick drawing I did of a beautiful teddy bear my Grandmother made before I left Brisbane last week.
Blind contour line drawing of Jeanette Winterson when I saw her a couple of weeks back.
Growing my hair out, sort of like a hair helmet at the moment! I am thrilled about it, as you can see 😉
Quick sketch I did at the dinner table while waiting for the vegan red beans and rice to cook down.. Kidelt drew next to me.
Today I found a wooden toy phone for $1, it’s pretty cool and kidelt loves it.
This is a very large drawing I have been making a start on this week.. It is so hard but I am really happy with how it is going/ growing.
I finished Poppet’s room! Though, after a couple of nights she came out one morning and declared “I found a few more spots for you to hang more paper birds mummy” and I laughed and laughed…
Fabulous photos taken by Gene-he-who-is-good-at-everything.
This picture is an outtake of something I am exploring – this kitty is truly a gift to our little family.
But, she was unimpressed:
Also this month the new Meanjin is out ( Winter 2016 ) and I have four drawings in there, paire with words by Damon Young. Here is an example:
I am working on a mammoth drawing – a large drawing, not one of a mammoth though that would be cool also. At times I have to step away from it because it is so complex and it is doing my head in. But I am truly happy with the start that I have made and I hope to get it finished in a couple of months. A lot of work for one piece but I’m trying new things and pushing myself, which is important and must be done. I can hear Grandma saying to me “Why don’t you spend more time on your work?” Because I used to rush through things all the time.
There are other drawings and paintings forming, I haven’t digitized them, I just want to let them take form in their own good time.
4:30AM, train ride, dawn rise, coffee and blueberry danish, another coffee, hair cut, smells nice, old friend, yum cha – dumplings, art shop, book shop, tram ride, yellow shoes, train home, kidlet cuddle, roast vegetables, vacuuming, mopping, bathing the child, sweeping, kitten cuddles, two loads of laundry, singing goodnight song, washing dishes, baking banana bread, decided not to make bunting for gathering, drew a self portrait.
Today has been pretty hard.
Every morning I wake up with the same face.