Organisation and Enthusiasm. YEAH.

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‘Bastard Bloody Damn’, mixed media, 2008

I am sorting out my studio. I AM ORGANISING ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING. And it is about bloody time. Found the above painting/collage which is from the first year of my degree…. so 2008?! Wow. How time flies. I still really like it, which is a rare thing. I shall find a wall for it somewhere.

Still one of the jobless, but our flat is feeling more like home now, it’s been sunny lately, and I am happy. And it is daffodil-time-of-year, which is wonderful. For the next few months our flat shall be full of them! Am very glad that England happens to sell them as well as Wales…….  St David’s Day is coming up… I have a feeling they won’t be celebrating that in Kent. I shall make bara brith and cawl. Mmmhmm. I love cooking. I have started volunteering for the Citizens Advice Bureau, which I am enjoying immensely- I’m learning so much, and it is fascinating, and I will be doing something helpful and worthwhile and important, once I’m fully trained. So that’s good.

BEST BIT OF 2013 SO FAR – Managed to OHMYGOD get two tickets for a tiny intimate HIM gig in Camden the other day (they sold out within 10 minutes), I CANNOT TELL YOU HOW GAWDAMNEXCITED I AM! I have loved them since I was a crazy little teenaged goth girl, other bands have come and gone, but they are still wonderful. Of course.

Anyway, art art art art…… haven’t been doing much in the way of art…. I went on a bit of a cushion cover making spree the other week…. but now I have run out of cushions that need covers. BUT the plan is, if I’m tidy and organised, I’ll be able to work more. How many times have I said that……  Ha. I’ll believe it when I see it Em….

 

Perfect Heart (800x612)‘Perfect Heart’, 2012

DSCF5157 (603x800)Daffodils on my desk in the sunshine. Aw. Lovely.

 

 

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Daffodils May Cure Depression

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/daffodils-may-cure-depression-7879762.html

DAFFODILS MAY CURE DEPRESSION, said my newspaper. Ha, I laughed, no shit Sherlock, OF COURSE they cure depression! Look at them.They are the happiest flowers in the world. They are my favourite flowers, and always make me smile. I wish you could buy them all year. I love daffodils. Anyways. The scientific breakthrough is because of some important chemicals-or-summat actually in them. Not because of their cheerful exterior. I feel some embroidery coming on. Daffodil prescriptions?

I went to the Washington Gallery in Penarth this morning to pick my work up from the exhibition, and OH I sold a piece! My swearing, fuck you embroidery. Which I liked very, very much- I am glad someone else did too. I wonder who bought it…

I have been drawing a lot lately. Sometimes it’s hard to stop…? Have to start scribbling the next one down before I’ve even finished the picture I’m on…. Been using indian ink, fine liners, a paint brush and a dip pen. It is going well, and feels lovely. Here are some ladies. I think they are the same person. In-fact I am starting to think that all of the women I draw are me. They’ve been following me around for years.

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