Since getting into cosplay, one thing I’ve found frustrating is that most of my favourite heroes, or characters that I feel a strong connection with, are male. I had so much strife trying to find female roles that I could relate to (a lot of leading ladies seem to be overtly sexual or mythical). Then I realised -and a lot of this had to do with the fact that Dr. Who regenerated as a woman, that in a lot of sci-fi there are alternate timelines and universes, and that I could certainly use this to my advantage. Cue gender-swapping some of my dream idols!
And just like that, it’s my favourite month again. October: 31 days of gorgeous colours, drawing, dressing up and carving giant vegetables, all on a mandatory sugar-high. But back to that drawing part… since it’s the time of year where I need to transpose all my subjects into ink, I thought I’d do some ‘odes to my favourite artists’ each with their own style. This was a great warm up -and a reminder of how much harder it is to work using solid lines for a variety of gradients (instead of being able to vary pressure or water something down). Tattoo artists, I salute you.
August 2018 was the first time I’d had a solo exhibition for years and so I was rather nervous about which work to show. I had booked all of the space available at the delightful independent coffee house on Freeschool Lane, Lincoln, the Angel Coffee House. The exhibition got to be on display for the whole month and I really couldn’t recommend better hosts!
The August bank holiday weekend (soon becoming my favourite time of year) this year commemorated the 10th Anniversary of the Asylum Steampunk Festival in Lincoln.
Not so long ago, a fresh and local group of creatives was formed, sprouting up on social media and refusing to be ignored! They call themselves WITA: Women in the Arts, Lincoln. They aim to unite female talent from around the City, and pooled a variety of us ladies together for their first (fantastic) Showcase. I was super excited to be invited to take part, knowing a handful of the people involved, and that having their support and encouragement was a beautiful thing! You can follow WITA activity on Facebook here and Instagram here. Continue reading “WITA – LINCOLN”
Since I’d had the opportunity to paint comic book characters on a storage room wall at my old studio, I’d always wanted to work somewhere on a larger scale that would hold the display permanently. (Sadly the superheroes are no-more!) Continue reading “The sight-seeing’s on the wall”