Can I be a mother and a successful artist? Hmm, let’s see

This piece of graffiti is a fairly new addition to an underpass on one of my running routes. I enjoy graffiti and street art well enough, but my goodness, I don’t think I’ve ever seen a piece of it that spoke so directly to my own concerns. I’d like to meet whoever scrawled this andContinue reading “Can I be a mother and a successful artist? Hmm, let’s see”

Drawing all my daughter’s clothes for #Clovember (week three)

A tricky week: I was away on Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday – and as a result, found myself catching up by drawing and colouring¬† four of these images this morning. The result is that I’m not very happy with a few of them, but never mind. Part of the #Clovember challenge, I think, like anyContinue reading “Drawing all my daughter’s clothes for #Clovember (week three)”

Wild flowers

Small thoughts sometimes come to me when I’m out running, and sometimes they’re just the right size for a one-page cartoon. This one was small enough to be conceived, penciled and coloured in, all within one evening and one early morning session. (I am still furiously fiddling with settings on my scanner. Pieces like this,Continue reading “Wild flowers”

All my #hourlycomicday posts in one place

February 1st is Hourly Comics Day, when (mad) people commit to drawing a cartoon every hour that they are awake. I saw this happen on Twitter last year, somewhat wistfully, because by the time I knew it was happening, my day was half over. This year I was no better prepared, but I did atContinue reading “All my #hourlycomicday posts in one place”

November 2012: clothes project

In November 2012, I decided to draw the clothes I wore, every day, for a month. And as if that wasn’t enough of a challenge, I also drew my daughter’s clothes. At the end of the month, a good friend commented that the illustrations would make a great comic. She said one thing that reallyContinue reading “November 2012: clothes project”