Once again I have ink-stained fingers from cleaning my Rotring technical pens, trying to persuade them to work after a long hiatus while we moved house last year. It took two hours of Saturday plus Sunday morning to restore them because they had been left unused lying on their sides for so long. There was ink everywhere, but the joy when they finally started running again made it all worthwhile! It was like being reunited with very old friends I hadn’t seen for quite some time. I find the quality of the line gut-deep inspirational and it makes me want to get going.
Since 2014, this work has continued quietly in the background while I completed the body of work which became my Brave Oleander show with the Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh, in 2018. That exhibition was immediately followed by the house move and working on book illustrations as Binky McKee (still in progress), but I finally have achieved space in my work room and a timetable which allows both Heather Eliza and Binky works to run side by side. This is truly living the dream, I feel so lucky and privileged to be able to work this way. I have already started to incorporate asemic writing into my Heather Eliza work and it is very exciting!
Thanks for visiting, see you next week!