Tuesday, August 18, 2015

back in june / on being a mother-artist

some photos to remember from the excellent event Child'sPlay organised by Maja Quille,in Basic Mountain space as part of Annuale 2015. small exhibition by fellow mothers/artists, super fun workshops for kids. F had a great time, so did i..

"Having a child made my way of working more efficient, being able to focus fully on particular piece in short bursts of time. There are some areas in my work that I try to keep seperate from my daughter, but that are still, naturally, influenced by this huge shift of priorities and dynamics of relationships that she causes every day. At other times I happily involve her in my work, and often quite literally. In the painting I'd like to submit for the exhibition I used her scribbling as background. I tried to keep to bright colour palette and child-like style while painting around her drawing, then I glued a deflated balloon with her scribbles onto it. I wouldn't call it a collaboration, I controlled her input in the end. Being only two years old she doesn't claim any ownership of her drawing, yet.
She is a huge influence; while watching her grow I'm trying to understand and capture her way of seeing things, and incorporate this experience in my work."

 (unfortunately i don't have a good enough photo of two more artists'  statements, i'll add them later if i can get hold of them)

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

some new characters

two little felt/fabric combo faces and an old playdough snowman painted recently by f.

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

f's new friends

the doll (lala) has been kicking around since christmas. she originally had beady eyes, button nose and loose hair. all of above had to be replaced due to being treated passionately by one toddler i know! the horsey is brand new, i really enjoyed working with felt first time so there might be more of this kind to come.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014


some domestic scenes from this month. also, Flora (!) and I are going to be showing some "collaborative work" at Abi's and Susannah's event on Leithwalk this saturday. Giorgos will play some songs, there will be lot of other live music, pictures hanging from clothesline and homebrew. it is called "the line of best fit" and the exhibition will be on for a week. you're very welcome to come if you're about.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014


with super active toddler around i still don't have as much time as i'd like to to do things, but in the past few months i managed to make some quick paintings. i'm not very satisfied with them but i thought to post them as part of the process...

F is clearly working on something here too...

past summer's sketches

 somebody got hold of my sketchbook....

Thursday, July 24, 2014

baby art

simple yet powerful!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

the sick child

fell asleep finally.
secondhand copy of "what it is" by Lynda Barry i treated myself to arrived by post.
two happy things on one june day.