It’s been a few weeks since I began reorganising my studio space and I’m still in the “where did I put that” aftermath.
This has meant a pause in creating time, and in turn caused me to take a pause from online doings. And this, naturally, is also part of the global pause/chaos. How are you doing, are you still afloat?
One thing that has not paused is my ‘Book of Days’, this ginormous book of doodles, which is keeping me grounded throughout.
Quite literally – at 600 pages this thing weighs a ton! but also in the sense that it’s a consistent element accompanying a slow plod through winter.
Since last summer I’ve made a new 2 page spread every week. (sometimes I go ‘back in time’ to add extra doodles and details to earlier pages.)
It’s become a mishmash of notes from podcasts, quotes and song lyrics, accompanied by sketches of people, places, memories & dreams, with patterns to fill the in between bits. There are swatches from new paints and pens acquired, even the paints I used when I was painting some furniture last year. It’s a visual dumping ground, an abstract diary documenting these discombobulated times.
It will, all going well, be with me for a few years to come.
I’ll show you how it’s coming on, the first pages are here
This flip thru took us to some time around October, and I’ve continued a spread a week ever since.
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Hi – I’m Mixy!
I’m a mixed media & textile artist from London, UK.
I love to share what I’m making, and I hope it brings some inspiration to your creative time.
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