Of Webs and Weaving - an illustrated Ancient Greek Almanac centred around myths recounted by Thetis, shapeshifting creator goddess, partner of Peleus & mother of Achilles - bound together by the ancient and spiritual craft of weaving and cloth making. Mythology through the lens of the feminine rather than through the machismo viewpoint of the heros. Published by Deus Ex Machina
I Drift Away (February 2022)
A short prose around the recent news I had about my sister's illness and how this impacted my 'dreams' our future relationship as we got older - something I felt compelled to write. Its illustrated with a photo of a jester character I made (and an ink drawing of this also included)
"Having unanswered questions from a relationship that feels unfinished leaves you feeling like you’re stuck in a limbo. A part of you is forever destined to remain in that self same spot, asking those questions for all of eternity. In ‘I Drift Away’, this week’s contributor, Kate Rossini writes about the questions and the pieces that linger when despite being there still, the person who once seemed like an extension of you cannot give you the answers you want or the ending you’re looking for".
'The colour blue that is my colour' (January 2022)
My article on Louise Bourgeois and her use of colour - why her work on series: Spirals/Personages and insomnia drawings resonate with me and some of my own experiments using a limited palette.
I found some 1920's French fashion magazines in a Brighton junkshop: Full of wonderful images and adverts but what was a real surprise was in each is a weaving, stitch or crochet design or pattern. Gorgeous and so wonderful to unearth them. I hope to repurpose these in some work shortly.