Inktober 2017 – my approach, tips and materials

So for those of you who may be new to Inktober, it is a daily drawing challenge which was set up in 2009 by Jake Parker. It started out as a personal project of his, in which his aim was to improve his inking skills - but it has quickly spread to be a worldwide… Continue reading Inktober 2017 – my approach, tips and materials

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Life in Canada on the IEC visa – the first few months

Before I get into the nitty gritty of what the last few months have been like, and what it's like settling in to life in a new country - I thought I'd just give those of you who are unfamiliar a rough outline of what the IEC visa is. The IEC (International Experience Canada) is… Continue reading Life in Canada on the IEC visa – the first few months

Scaling back your art practice for long term travel – the early days

I'm still in the early days of this, but I had to do some serious thinking about what materials to bring with me to Canada. As a printmaker who had been dealt the ridiculously lucky hand of having an artist residency at Central St Martins, I had finally emerged and blossomed from my kitchen table… Continue reading Scaling back your art practice for long term travel – the early days

A mouth full of ulcers

So this morning I resolved to write a little about my work experience so far in Canada. Then some interesting things happened at work, which led to my having to make good on that idea of 'do at least one thing a day that makes you uncomfortable'. Anyway, more on that later.... So back in… Continue reading A mouth full of ulcers