2013 is over now. It began for me with a fantastic party in a big country house, a buffalo dance in a king’s coat, and an icy swim in a pond. It ended with a baby.
As part of the preparation for the recent birth of my daughter, I read a bit about birth art and a lot about natural labour and childbirth. Naturally for such a significant event I was going to have ideas for icons and this is the sketch of the image that came to me one day.
I made this painting a long time ago, from a quick outline doodle I’d drawn of someone I saw in the street. I used to display it at the Kew Studio, in the staircase gallery, and the staff at the nursery on the ground floor used to turn it round to face the wall.
You are welcome to visit the art studio at the upcoming Studio Open evening and morning, 23 and 24 August.
Once again medicine has come to my aid so here is my tribute.
Augmentin or co-amoxiclav
On New Year’s Eve I went to a marvellous party and became the Fancy Lady that Has a Yeti Head.
Kew Green Football Club – a tribute
It’s Christmas, so I looked up St Nicholas.
Winter solstice is celebrated very widely. Most of these festivals contain themes of rebirth and reversal. I think of it as Baby Sun with blue hair.
The Postal Book Project started earlier this year and I got signed up to take part. I eventually received a small German-English dictionary from 1902 with another artist’s work on […]
Ibuprofen was invented at Boots in the 60’s. I made a picture about it.
While I was ill I started making iconographic sketches representing the spirits of these medicines and some other themes.