Monday, 9 July 2012

Blast from the past

While I was having a clear out at the weekend I discovered lots of skecthbooks from my days at Camberwell College of Art. Contrary to popular belief, it seems that I didn't waste all of my time there propping up the student bar! It was actually really enjoyable (although embarrassing at times) flicking through all the busy pages, remembering how much I enjoyed writing little things like this. I'm hoping i'll discover a few gems to inspire some new work. I posted this one up today because it seems quite apt for how i'm feeling at the moment. I was in a world of my own, making my way home and an old gentleman let me get on the bus in front of him. It was such a simple thing and not out of the ordinary at all, but instantly I was transformed from my doomy demeanor and before I knew it a huge smile was beaming across my face as I thanked him. The thing is he'll probably never realise how much his instinctive action was appreciated.

Sunday, 8 July 2012

Days gone by

After smoking for more years than I'd care to remember I decided 18 weeks ago that i'd stop. I read Alan Carr's book (no not the comedian, although I do love him) and after all these weeks I haven't really craved a cigarette, that is until now.. .. To be completely honest i've had a stressful and heartbreaking couple of weeks so it's no wonder that I find myself craving my old crutch but i'm determined not to give in. Finding these old drawings I did one Christmas about 7 years ago prompted me to write this post, so for anyone out there trying to stop smoking, go on you CAN do it! The knack is really wanting to...