Another side of me

I’ve just realised I’ve spoken about quite a lot of important things in my life; my children, prematurity, hyperemesis gravidarum, feminism, disability, mental health, spoonie stuff, politics, body positivity, etc. I’ve missed one though, and I should probably cover it – especially as it is a positive in amongst all the craziness.

I absolutely love art, especially creating it. So here’s a few of my pieces.

I’ll start off with my two most recent pieces.

I’ve absolutely loved finding out about people Tess Holliday (Munster) and Betty Pamper, they are real inspirations to me. And so, when I was in the mood to draw I thought I quite fancied drawing them. So here are the results.

As you can see I wanted the colours to be bold and confident, like the subjects of the pictures.

I’ve also enjoyed drawing retro pin ups (you can see I went for a slightly different style here)

As you can see I started off practicing by drawing myself over the years

But I’ve also drawn some odd non-portraiture bits here and there too

Art has always been a big part of my life. When I was at Primary school and being bullied, I used to hide in a classroom and draw to escape the bullies. As I got older art continued to be a safe haven for me, especially once I discovered computer art and photography. I’d spend whole days in the darkroom or in front of a computer just creating.

Art even led me to my marriage, as I saw my husband’s photography work online and loved it enough to send him (a total stranger to me) a message saying so. Then the rest is history. (By the way, do have a look at his work, he is really good!)

One of the joys of computer art for me is that I can still do it, despite all my health problems. As long as I pace myself it is achievable. It’s one of the few areas of my life I don’t feel has suffered (too much) since my back went wrong. It’s something I can even manage when the pain has confined me to bed, and that is so valuable to me.

I’d love to do it more, and have done some commissions in the past. Would love to do more!

7 thoughts on “Another side of me

  1. They are brilliant! 😉 Love this kind of stuff and well jealous because I’ve never been able to do vector style illustrations and have always wanted too!

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