Hey there, and Welcome to my world of Krazy! If you are visiting to check out my art journal pages, please let me know you've been here. If you've stumbled upon me by accident, you are welcome anyway! And if you are here to read about the ups and downs of my Krazy life, feel free to comment as well, there is safety in numbers and it's nice to know I'm not alone!

Saturday, 28 February 2015

It'll be a hoot!

Reddit Artists, asked to draw anything.  Here's a request for an Owl in a thunderstorm, under an umbrella.

Copic and Micron

Stay Safe, Stay Sane

Friday, 27 February 2015

Better be..... HUFFLEPUFF!!!

So teaching my home school students art class today, ages 7 and 9, led to a two hour discussion on Harry Potter.  Priceless, some of the questions asked:  Why is Sirius named Sirius?  Why is he Harry's godfather, was Tom Riddle's father evil, Why did Dumbledore kill his best friend?  The questions came non-stop rapid fire.  So how could I not draw this request?

Copic Marker and Micron

Stay Safe, Stay Sane,

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

The Sun will come out....

Today was anxiety filled, lots of stuff going on in the brain, stress, money, kids etc... Took a breather to draw this little ray of sunshine and reminded myself, that the sun will indeed come out again tomorrow.

Copic and Micron
Stay Safe, Stay Sane,

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Teddy Bear

When somebody says make me a teddy bear, what are you going to do??? Make them a teddy bear of course!  Original photo here.  My teddy bear adaptation:

Micron, Copic and Pencil

Stay Safe, Stay Sane,

Monday, 23 February 2015

Super Siblings

Back on Reddit Gets Drawn, I decided to tackle another drawing.   My adaptation of a group of siblings. Technically there is just so much wrong with this 1 hour sketch, but I can't help but love the energy.  The original photo can be found here. The playfulness of the siblings, the expressions, etc, it was just begging to be made into comic heroes. I would love to see this done proper by someone better at figures.

Felt tip Pen and colour pencil 1 hour sketch

Stay safe, stay sane,

Sunday, 22 February 2015

Popped My Reddit Cherry

Discovered this neat sub-reddit, Reddit Gets Drawn (RDG).  A neat place where people post pictures and yup you guessed it, other people draw them.  Great for practice drawing.  Saw this guy exclaiming to look like Spongebob and I couldn't resist this quick caricature!


Monday, 8 September 2014

Bloom True Boot Camp #7 Creative Manifesto

My Creative Manifesto c. 2000 Mixed Media

Week two of Flora Bowley's Bloom True Boot camp has begun with a serendipitous moment.  Last week, when clearing out my creative clutter and carving out my space I came across my Artistic Manifesto from almost 15 years ago!!!  A lot has changed in my world over the past fifteen years, but much of what I wrote as a graduating student then, still rings true today. What a magical moment where my past self met my present self, and said, "Look kid, we did good!"

Here it is in it's entirety:

I WILL create
for passion, love and hate,
for beauty, and dark ugliness,
for other, but MOST IMPORTANTLY

I WILL understand that
creativity is to be challenged, stifled,
and WILL sometimes be DEFUNCT,
.... but not ALWAYS.

I WILL challenge my imagination,
S T R E T C H it to the limits.
I WILL change guidelines,
and funny things called procedure
I WILL challenge MYSELF.

I WILL strive
to find success in failure,
courage in FEAR,
and Confidence in OTHERS
but above all, in MYSELF.

I WILL find in clay
peace of mind,
but, most importantly
I WILL find... MYSELF.

C. 2000

As with anything, however, I have learnt and grown along the way, and so I give you now, my revised wiser, more mature manifesto :P

I will create with emotion,
with passion, in love and in hate,
in times of beauty and dark ugliness,
for others but most importantly for myself... Always.

I will understand that I am only stifled by my own insecurities and fears. 
I will dig deeper if my well runs dry, but I will never quit.

I will challenge my imagination, and stretch it to the limits.
I will challenge guidelines and funny things called procedure,
but most importantly I will challenge myself.

I will strive to find success in failure,
courage in fear,
knowledge in the unknown
and confidence in myself above all else.

I will find in my artistic process
peace of mind,
but, most importantly,

HK. September 2014

Until next time,
Stay safe and love yourself!