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Tag: Behind the Blog

Since starting the blog I have found the work of some pretty talented people. However I think as an artist it is so easy to hide behind the work and let it do the talking. This is something I am trying to overcome and become more confident with talking about myself as an artist and my process. I thought I would start a tag which allows the artist to open up about themselves and reflect on their process.

Falmouth, November 2015

1) Describe yourself in five words:

Intense, Hardworking, Giving, Passionate and Emotional

2) Where are you happiest?

Outside in the fresh air, in Espressini on a sunday morning or the print-room

3) What drives your practice?

The process behind what I do. I am able to lose myself in the process in print-making and drawing. I also love to communicate with other artists and learn from their work.

4) Do you listen to music when you work?

I used to all the time as a way of shutting off from the outside world. I also used to do pointillism drawing for hours on end and the music helped me gain a rhythm to my work. However now I try not to because I feel sometimes it shuts me off too much when I could be talking to people about their work. I need to find a balance with this I think.

6) What's your favourite thing to draw in?

Literally whatever I pull out of my pencil case, usually pen and pencil. I think it is so important to combine and find new ways to use media.

7) What are you currently reading?

Marbles, Mania, Depression, Michelangelo and me by Ellen Forney

8) What's something people wouldn't know about you?

I am a very anxious person, although I'm trying to find ways to overcome this by channelling it into my work and throwing myself into things

 would love to see Claire, Livvy, Sam, Amy, Emily and Jamie answer this tag in their blogs/journals!~


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