Sunday, 28 September 2014

Outer Space Girl

I recently watched Alien for the first time, I'm not so big on the horror films i.e I'm a complete wimp. But when I started geeking out over the spaceship design and was informed that Jean Giraud aka Moebius had a lot to do with it I realised I'd latched onto the next big thing after Richard Grant's American Nomads documentary that was going to inform and inspire a lot of my work. So I'm moving from future tribe into space.
over this planet

I said I was going to not be afraid to get personal with you guys now and the backdrop of space is a pretty good one to go about doing that with! I'm enjoying it so much I've even started up a new tumblr to keep little bits of inspiration on, it's called SPACEHEART2000 and you should go follow it. I'll probably do some inspiration posts at some point pulling images from it. Apart from space my boyfriend and housemates have been throwing comics at me and the 1980s hyper saturation of Hellblazer has pretty much become my favourite thing ever. I actually went to the British Library's comic exhibition and even though I only caught a glimpse of the original Swamp Thing comics it stuck with me in a big way so err....prepare to see more noise, and more COLOURS.

Over and out!

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Neither Were We

 So, almost six months since my last post. My housemate and friend decided we should do something called #nozerodays where everyday we do something creative, no matter how small, and display it on some piece of our social media with the hashtag #nozerodays. It has helped me more than I could fathom. I never really thought of drawing as an emotional process, but getting back to it being a huge part of my life has been just that. This is the first piece I've managed to finish. 
Neither Were We

Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Life is Very Long

  I've been thinking about how to phrase this post for a long time now. How to put it into words. How to go about actually writing about what happened and why I decided to disappear and why I stopped creating work for, what feels like, after having so much drive and inspiration, an eternity. To say things fell apart feels dramatic, but what happened was dramatic.

  I won't go into too much detail. But something happened to me that required me to lean on friends and family very heavily. Something that made me realise I had essentially given up who I was for quite some time, and that I was left somewhat confused as to where I should be and who I should be. Luckily I'm more or less back to who I was, someone I quite like. I'm still learning though, there's large chunks of me I'm still building and I've noticed the work I have squeezed out of my brain has a much more autobiographical slant. 

  I am no longer Tokyo based but living back in London now with a group of wonderful creative friends and I am once again in love with this city. With all the places I've been and fell for nowhere feels quite the right form of "right" as London. Slowly but surely it's bringing my inspiration back and helping me get back to who I used to be. I'm 25, and I often feel old but the best piece of advice I ever received was the reminder that "Life is long, life is very long." So the past months where I have barely touched a sketchbook shouldn't matter, because my desire to get my drive back is incredibly strong.

  I still have so much of Tokyo to share with you and I will still plough through all the wonderful amazing experiences I had there so I hope you will stick with me for those and for what is to come. I have no idea where or even who I might be in the next six months, but that's both kind of terrifying and exciting.