Hands For All

Day 13 I apologise for the delay in getting the next diary entry out, it’s a strange time for all of us and plans don’t always work out as expected. Today’s exercise is one I’ve done with the whole family from our 5 year old upwards. It’s super easy and can be adapted to all […]

Line Reduction Drawings

Day 10  Life got in the way yesterday so there was no day 9. Considering we’re all supposed to be at home doing not a lot, trying to homeschool and work at the same time makes life complicated and busy!  Today is about looking at trying to work out what’s important and reducing things down. […]

A Pheonix Is In Order

A Pheonix is in Order  Isolation really is a rollercoaster. The weather is great and it’s nice to be in one place for more than a few days. A lot of artist dream of time and space to get on with our practice without interruption. But that’s not this. Homeschooling puts a stop on any […]

Sculpture Take Over

Challenge 7 After last nights further lockdown by Boris Johnson, we are going to be in need more than ever of things to take our minds off the corona situation. It’s clear that the best thing to do is stay at home.  We are still allowed to take short walks so hopefully people can still […]

First Day of New School

Challenge 6 For millions of people all around the UK it’s the start of term at their children’s new school. For the first time since 1880 children aren’t able to attend school run by the government, instead being schooled at home. It’s going to be a challenge, parents and carers juggling work from home, running […]

Mothering Sunday

Challenge 5 – Mothering Sunday (UK)  Happy Mother’s Day  Today is all about celebrating and honouring the mother, as well as motherhood, maternal connections and the influence of mother in society.  Exercise 1. If you’re lucky enough to be in the same place as your mother or person who you see in that role, sit […]

Spring

Challenge 4 – Spring  We’re settling into our life in isolation, as a family there is a semblance of routine beginning to happen however there are waves of relief and then anxiety still amongst us. The Art Academy is now fully locked down too with my staff working at home; sorting and coming to terms […]

Celebrate the Overlooked

Challenge 3 Thanks for the likes and shares so far.  I’m aware that many families have yet to start fully isolating and so we are a few days ahead here, it’s made me realise if you are following the Daily Drawing Diary that as the days go by people may start at different points, this […]

Making Wrong Drawings

Challenge 2 As things continue to unfold with COVID 19 and more of us are having to isolate, it’s going to be increasingly important to find time for our creativity. This is not just for those that have careers or have been trained in the creative arts but for all of us. We will have […]

Daily Drawing Diary is Back

Challenge 1 – One Line Release  It’s been a crazy few days and I’ve never known anything like it. So many large decisions and worries for everyone in such short periods of time. Things will change and we’re all going to be at home a lot.  Fifteen years ago I created something called the Daily […]