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Pirate Day

I’m terrible at feeling like I belong. Especially in large groups of people where my thoughts are wired to be concerned over what everyone thinks of me, do I look fat? Do they think I look fat? Is my laugh really as annoying as I think it is? Are they judging my diction, are they…

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Your Brain Is Doing So Much

At school we all get taught about the senses, sight, touch, smell, hear, taste. It’s pretty basic, but so many of us can over look it. I am very susceptible to sensory input. I’m not sure if it’s part of the big fun Borderline Personality Package, or it’s just the way I’m wired. Although, through…

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Sketchbook #1

I’ve been drawing and sketching so much more of late, so I thought I might as well share with you these things, on a fortnightly basis ish. I’m going to try and have some coherency of what exactly is in my sketchbooks, but I’m not the most coherent of people, so please, bare with me.…

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“Dear Gordon”

I went and saw an exhibition today; and honestly it was the type of thing I love. Claremont Studios have started a project for six months called “Dear Gordon”, the artworks all centring around a found, possibly never delivered letter. Can you see why I like it already? Sophie Calle did amazing things with a…

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It’s The Time Of The Turning

My anniversary for being out of psychiatric hospitals came and went sometime around the beginning of July. It’s a bit hazy for me to remember the exact date, which is bizarre, you would have thought I’d remember it exactly, as it was such a pivotal moment. Freedom. I’m so unsure of what to write about…

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Art + Feminism

When I was at university one of my tutors once said to me, “You must be a feminist because you want to be an artist” at which point, I gave her a piercing look and replied with a short “No”, and then most promptly threw a strop and avoided her for a whole semester. I’ve…

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What We Know Is Almost Nothing

When you run out of inspiration, where do you go? I’ve been struggling with art recently, all I seem to do is do the same shit drawings of hands over and over again. I have half finished artworks and I honestly I have no idea what I’m doing with them. It’s so disheartening really. So…

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Not Thinking

There is a lot to be said for not thinking sometimes. Just going out, drinking too much, dancing like an idiot, smudged make-up and penchant for “just one more”. Just occasionally it’s a really good idea to drink until the early hours of the morning. I so very rarely do just let go and truly…

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June 2014

– Clear garden, and wish that I was one of those before/after photo type of people. clear flat and start liking where I’m living. – Calmly and rationally explain to my mother that despite having a partner, I still need her in my life, and more than that, I want her in my life to…