So … alot has happened since Lockdown began. I’ve made pledges to myself to remain creative & give all of you lovely people some ideas too. It made me realise that I’ve not done a proper, full post. An arty, creative, life affirming full post for a long time, like a LONG TIME … so here we go!
Being creative has always been my go to (that & working all the hours I can find to distract my mind from wondering off into a dark corner somewhere). As you can guess by that last comment, I’ve been struggling with anxiety for awhile now, (long before Covid-19 began). And obviously, something that is impacting our planet & everyone across the globe in a way not experienced in our lifetimes before, has had an effect on me.
But … yes there’s a but 🙂
I haven’t given in (as long as there is tea, books & chocolate (and maybe a little Pink Gin,) I will be ok! This is my daily chant! Keep Creating & Carry On!!!!! So, I’ve started the following projects.
Mini Art demo’s & Guides – I started these early on in the lockdown process & submitted them in the D.@rt Daily newsletter, (check out my paint pour guide & video demo in the link). My way of giving people creative, arty tips to using different mediums, from pencil to building up a watercolour portrait! You can find these guides & video demonstrations on my FACEBOOK page.
Virtual Duo Art Exhibition – This began from a post I saw on Facebook from a fellow Artist (and friend of mine from the D.@rt Centre) we decided to team up & create some art pieces to compile into a video exhibition, together with narrations, visuals & videos of us creating artwork, going live on April 25th on YouTube & Facebook (as we’ve been posting/marketing like crazy lol).
You can watch our Virtual Art Exhibition Link HERE
Be sure to give my friend Sarah’s page HERE a like too.
#HalcyonWords – I saw this, posted by my friend Sarah Fletcher (check out her FB page) who began creating poems for each day of April which have been featured in the D.@rt Gallery. As an Author myself, I decided this would be a good opportunity to create some poems with some of my photography as the backdrop (see some of mine below).
New novels – I have started writing again, YAYYYY. Including followups to my Scars of Silk series & another mysterious inspired book!
Link HERE to my current books, available on Amazon.
Performance Art – ‘BE’ I have decided (as we are relying on virtual face to face meetings now) to create & guide a video performance piece involving a short writing of mine, read by myself & Sarah Fletcher. This video will be launched on May 9th – YouTube Link HERE!!
That I’m Enough. A short film featuring a reading I’ve recorded & video footage.
It premiers on my YouTube channel on May 16th 11am GMT! Link HERE
Want to know more about my projects & keep updated, or maybe you have an idea to collaborate with me? Follow me on my social media channels, links below.