Painting, Sketching and Website Work

I'm not very patient, it causes me all sorts of problems especially with projects and my health. This panda required patience and lots of it so it was a challenge in that sense. However, I thoroughly enjoyed it, even with waiting on it to dry three times. I'm really pleased with how it has turned out. I find it so satisfying dropping paint into wet areas and watching it spread out. Watercolours have a life and will of their own. Talking about life, I still love painting eyes.

Last night I couldn't sleep. I eventually got up reluctantly and went downstairs for a cup of tea and a cherry bakewell... or two. I ended picking up my treasured sketch book and attempted a life drawing self-portrait, as you do at 2 a.m. I have been working hard over the past 2-3 years on self esteem, being compassionate towards myself and accepting. Yet, body acceptance is a long way off as I couldn't bring myself to take a photo of myself naked. I ended up drawing from what I thought I'd look like under my clothes from the position I chose; from above as thats more flattering. H

This is all I'm willing to show. Thank goodness there are far more brave people than I who are willing to pose naked for art. I love life drawing and I feel it is important that marginalised groups are represented. What I will tell you is that Eddie liked the drawing. I felt quite reassured by his reaction to it.