January’s Self-Portraits

You know what? January was a relatively good month when it came to self-portraiture. I didn't think that this morning though. This morning I was feeling decidedly morose about the portraits I'd made. I berated myself for not taking more risks, for not exploring dozens of new editing techniques, for not refining the techniques I'd… Continue reading January’s Self-Portraits

Making A Self-Portrait In An Hour

I set myself a challenge today - to try and create a self-portrait in an hour. This is something I'd never attempted to do before, nor even thought about doing prior to this morning. Considering I can sometimes take the best part of a day to create a single portrait that I'm happy with, creating… Continue reading Making A Self-Portrait In An Hour

My Vision Wall

So horrible was the dream I found myself in last night that when I woke up I thought to myself, 'Well, that's my day ruined. Might as well just stay here.' But I knew I'd end up stewing in my despair, and then that despair would end up bleeding into tomorrow and I'd spend tomorrow… Continue reading My Vision Wall

I’m Braver Than I Thought: What I’ve Learned By Taking Self-Portraits

Taking self-portraits has been a part of my life for quite some years, but it was only in 2020 that it became integral to my existence. *If you'd like to, you can read more about my journey with photography here and there's a more advice led post about getting started with self-portrait photography here.) I… Continue reading I’m Braver Than I Thought: What I’ve Learned By Taking Self-Portraits

Some Things That Have Been Bringing Me Joy

Something I've really started to pay more attention to this year is the small things that bring me joy. And I thought that sharing a few examples of what's been making me happy these past few days would be a restful - yet still hopefully inspiring - way to wind down this hectic (but positive… Continue reading Some Things That Have Been Bringing Me Joy

May Your Hunger Guide You – Words For Creatives Going Forward (Part II)

“Draw the art you want to see, start the business you want to run, play the music you want to hear, write the books you want to read, build the products you want to use – do the work you want to see done.”Austin Kleon If you're coming here after reading Part I of this… Continue reading May Your Hunger Guide You – Words For Creatives Going Forward (Part II)

May Your Hunger Guide You – Words For Creatives Going Forward (Part I)

May your hunger guide you through nights wilder still. Nafre. I thought I'd start this post off with a quote from Nafre, a ridiculously wise friend of mine. Last week he signed a message off with 'May your hunger guide you through nights wilder still,' and I've been using it as a source of creative… Continue reading May Your Hunger Guide You – Words For Creatives Going Forward (Part I)

Some Of The Art I Encountered In 2020

I will probably spend a few more days posting about 2020. I hope you don't mind. I didn't encounter much art in 2020 thanks to depression clouding nearly every one of my days, making it impossible for me to see, hear or feel anything. The art that did find its way through and into my… Continue reading Some Of The Art I Encountered In 2020