Cage on the Ground (2017)
Inspired by the Flyleaf Song Cage on the Ground. The song really speaks to me, as to me personally it talks about the cage we all are stuck in but we do have a chance to escape it and break out of this control society has on us
As I have mentioned in my artwork and explanations, I have various mental health conditions. I’m actually happy to announce my story on Bipolar and one of my artworks has been published on The Guardian Website 🙂
Fanart- Ellen Schreiber’s Vampire Kisses Valentine fan art competition
Around February Author Ellen Schreiber announced a fan art competition for her manga/book series Vampire Kisses as a major fan of the books I decided to have a go… I was one of the 2 winners and won a signed book and book mark 🙂
Sorry it’s taken a while (A long while) to update this. As usual, if you want to read the prologue and the first 3 chapters keep scrolling down or click on the writing section above, hopefully you’ll find yourself there…
Sophia decided to leave after her exam leaving me with Yuuki at lunch.
“It was a dark and stormy night,” The all too familiar girl next to me said in an eerie voice as she worked on trying to create a new story. I could tell in her voice she actually wished it were a dark and stormy night. Unfortunately for her, it’s midday and the weather forecast for the next few hours is said to be clear skies.
“Stop kidding yourself, Yuuki,” I sighed. Yuuki, even with her over optimistic view on things, I had to keep her around. She’s the girl who latched onto me in playgroup, after she was found hiding in the freezer. Turns out that was a common thing with her, she was attracted to the cold. The rest of the small children’s minds put it down to her being Japanese.
“Now that’s why you failed art class that time. You have no imagination.”
3 times a day, 7 days a week (2016)
One of the things about having Chronic Illnesses is the amount of medication you can be stuck with. This is some of the empty blister packets I have and decided to use. The clocks symbolise the times of day to take my tablets and the flowers are there because sometimes the medication doesn’t work and the only thing you have going is positive thinking and hope
Ribs and heart (2017)
I haven’t done oil painting in a while. The feeling of anxiety had been gripping me that week. The feeling like something was tightening my chest was there. My first thought was to draw a hand squeezing a heart, but as I painted it progressed into flowers and vines flowing down the ribs.
Mirror Mirror on the wall, will there be glory if I fall? (2016)
This one was inspired by Lacey Sturm’s song Rot, from the album Life Screams.
Whitby and Lace (2016)
I’ve spent a few weeks in Whitby this year and wanted to capture some scenery of it, so I decided to put the tiring steps, up to the Abbey to use. Using Watercolours whilst adding some of my own personal touches to it.
The Good and the Bad (2016)
The idea behind this painting came from my latest depression cycle. I keep getting fed up of people telling me that the down mood will pass. The thing is I know it will pass, I remember the good times, but the problem is those memories do nothing to effect my mood when it is in that deep
The Paranoid Fairground (2016)
Ok, I’ll admit this is felt tip and not paint.
The idea behind this one came from a song called Paranoid Circus by a band called Lyriel
It’s been a while since I updated this site and especially since I updated the Guinea Pig part of this, unfortunately we’ve had multiple guineas since I last updated this but I’ve still kept up with the comics. The reason I didn’t update was because they were being Published in a magazine (The Guinea Pig Magazine- https://www.guineapigmagazine.com) However, they have a new artist in so I get to kick back.
“What happened to you yesterday?” Yuuki asked before I could even think about sitting down in our form room. Sunny cream paint and red plastic furniture, someone missed the memo this school is for 12-19 year olds. Yuuki sat on top of her table. It had become an accepted fact; she didn’t sit on a chair unless she wanted to.
“You wouldn’t believe me. Even if I told you.” I groaned, slamming my head on the table, in the middle of the room, trying to recall how I got here. My head had been drifting in and out of attention.
“Try me.” I’m sure she is smiling.
“A guy called Hades tried to kidnap me.” It gets more and more ridiculous every time I think if it. Yuuki on cue began laughing in hysterics, and there was a bang to the other side of me. Sophia had slammed her book down and I have a feeling Yuuki would slam into the floor if she isn’t careful.
“Yuuki, that isn’t funny.”