This weeks creative challenge (and monthly milestone!) for Find Your Voice was to think about your story and your autobiography, as it were.
Art + Me
- collage, ink & marker pen
This is the intro into my life. A true love story between me and art. Art saved me and art gives me purpose. I know this sounds dramatic but it's true!
- watercolour, stamps & fine liner
A continuation on my theme of creativity. Connecting with like minded people and joining creative communities really makes me happy and in a way, feel less weird. I have found my tribe within get messy as well as all my friends IRL and that gives me purpose and happiness and joy!
It's what you don't do
- collage, washi tape, watercolour & marker pen
These words are from Lianne La Havas' new song which I am obsessed with. I was playing it the other day at home and Mark said to me;
is this a song about you and me? Yup.
- collage, washi tape, felt tips, stencil & fine liner
Good love is healthy, happy and enhances us as people.
- collage & pen
When I was in high school I was really good at cross country / long distance running. I was in competitions and was enforced to run as much as possible.
I was constantly told how natural my talent was because I hardly ever trained but could perform well and consistently. Fast forward ten years and I am shit.
I still have quite good stamina and I can always pull a sprint finish out but I am constantly surprised how bad I have become! One of my bucket list items is to run a marathon but I will actually need to train for that and it just doesn't add up in my mind. Sometimes I wish I had taken it all more seriously at the time but I found it so dull and boring I'm also glad I didn't !
- watercolour & pen
As a child, I was taken to the Natural History Museum by my parents to try and show me that dinosaurs were in fact real. I thought they were like fairies and goblins and monsters - fun for stories but made up. My visit to the museum didn't help much as I wasn't convinced. Even now, I struggle a bit..
because - where did they go?! Why were they so big and then everything now is so small?! I like the mystery of never really knowing or understanding and I like to learn more about archaeology and paleontology to help improve my knowledge and understanding.