Today I am uploading four weeks worth of illustrations. Why so many in one go? Well, about a month ago I received the call that every expat dreads… your father has died. And as to be expected I travelled back to Jersey with my children for four weeks and came offline. But the beauty of creativity is that it is always with you through thick and thin. And so there were moments I could distract myself from the sorrow I felt and withdraw into my arty headspace.

 

Week 17 – Horse

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This illustration was created on Adobe illustraor. First of all I found an image of a carousal horse online, printed it off and traced the shape. I uploaded my outline to the computer and then placed it into Illustrator and filled it in.

This image will always remind me of the weekend my father passed away. I felt a desperate need to get it done on the Sunday. I told my partner that something was going to happen the following week and I would not get my illustration done it time before the Wednesday deadline. So I worked on it all day along with polishing some manuscripts for other competition deadlines.

The next morning I got the call from my sister. Spooky but true!

 

Week 18 – Celestial bodies

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Completed on Adobe Illustrator.

Me and my siblings were not too sure what my father believed in when we were trying to organise his funeral – but I did remember that once upon a time I asked him if he went to church. He said he didn’t need to as the ‘sky was his church.’

 

Week 19 – Fish

Week 19 - Fish

I didn’t have access to my Illustrator software in jersey which was a good thing because it made me try a different media. I love cut paper art and decided to try one of my own.

PS: My father was a fisherman.

 

Week 20 – Colour

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The emotions of colour was fun to do and plus my drawing skills needed the practice.

I am back in Australia now and am catching up with everything, plus I am keen to see what else I can produce with all the interesting themes Tania McCartney has provided all of us participants.

Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

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