Little Adventures

There was a time in my life when just getting out of the house was a mission. My anxieties and panic attacks were so severe I spent almost 6 months hiding at home. What helped me to overcome this was challenging myself to go on little adventures - going on walks or having a look around a second-hand shop. 

sometimes the smallest adventures take the most courage. 

It always amazes me how many people share this journey. This was me five years ago. It took me a long time to where I am now. Still now when I'm feeling iffy I will go on a little adventure to get some fresh air and centre myself.

Things didn't change overnight, but eventually, I ended up being the manager of that second-hand shop! Those of you currently going through this, YOU CAN DO IT!

Fineliners and Photoshop.

Still Life Challenge

Golly this theme was a challenge for me! I hated still life at high school, to the point it put me off doing art (that and a horrible art teacher). I thought because I couldn't draw realistic things I could never be a 'real' artist

Drawing from my imagination has always come more naturally and honestly I just don't have the attention span to sit and look at something for more than a few moments.

Materials Used: Watercolours, inktense pencils, fine liner and photoshop

I had a go drawing from a reference photo(picture in comments), but was really unhappy with my first more realistic attempt. I decided to redraw the same image from memory in my own style.

As artists(and humans) we all have our strengths and weaknesses. I've learnt that sometimes it is better(and a lot more fun) to embrace my areas of strength rather than stress out about areas I am not passionate about.