Reflecting On My Breakfast Art Practice

I have been looking over some of the different art that I’ve made since I began my daily breakfast art practice. They consist of a variety of different types of art; some are more complex than others, some shine because of their simplicity. The common thread that ties them together is that they’ve all been…

Oh Anxiety

Tomorrow is RUOK Day here in Australia. Today’s post wasn’t going to touch on mental illness but i feel like I’m surrounded by it at the moment so it feels like I should write something about it. Someone close to me experienced anxiety for the first time in their life recently & I felt it…

Accepting Imperfection

When I first began making what I refer to as my Japanese inspired wave art I was cautious, worried about making mistakes. The first three or four I made began with me drawing the design first using a lead pencil. Once completed I then went over it with a black brush pen. Aside from being…

Not Quite Right

I spent some time trying to discover the best way to visualise my experience of living with anxiety. After looking at different styles of photography and painting I settled on double exposure photography. Being completely new to the genre I decided to dip my toe in the water through the use of an app for…

My Hands

Holding me upright on my bike Left hand holding a pen to write Pulling me up on a hoop to do aerial tricks Holding my camera, capturing light Working with my legs to keep me on a pole Holding dog leads as we walk as a pack Creating things, holding fear, showing love. My hands….

Cycling Life

Feet push up & down. Crisp cold winter air bites my hands yet invigorates my body. Heartbeat keeping time with my feet. Gumtrees, grapevines, parrots. The sun tries to provide warmth. My thighs burn and my mind is empty. This is what it’s for. Cycling. Life. Unburdened by anxiety my mind is free. I am…

Seeing Anxiety

Thoughts race at high speed. Negative. Unhealthy. Real. The urge to flee. To nowhere specific just away from now. Breath is shallow. The mind races. Escape not possible. Thoughts race at high speed. Negative. Unhealthy. Real. A seperation occurs. A sideways step from reality. Observing the reaction. Knowing it’s taking place yet knowing there is…