Last Sunday was time for the annual Art Car Bootique at Chapter Arts Centre, organised by Something Creatives. Chapter Gallery commissioned me to do a stall and work with the idea of ‘Guilty Pleasures’ which I turned into an offer for people to come and confess a guilty pleasure for me to draw. Read more…
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The title of this blog post refers to posters I saw at the Harlow Town Show in September. They were displayed at the local NHS stand and grabbed my attention straight away.
I thought this was such a good example of simple messaging and design. It stops people in their tracks – we all have people with mental health problems in our circle of friends and acquaintances even if we are not aware of this.
I have a personal stance in talking openly about mental health problems after witnessing too many occasions when they have been brushed under the carpet or they have cause feelings of shame, despair or even guilt in people close to me. My stance is strong also because there is really hardly any honest publicity about raising awareness of these issues. In social situations, it’s not “appropriate” to admit to one’s weaknesses, especially if those feelings of weakness are in one’s head. Mention therapy or the thought of getting help, things get awkward. Read more…
I’ve finally got myself around starting a blog and share my inner musings with others. I’m excited about the whole thing, not because of making my thoughts public in particular, but because I see blog writing as a means to express myself and refine my rants. I think it’s also a little therapeutic and healthy for me as a creative professional.
So things to come include:
- On chaos and balance, fear and positive change
- Heart & Hearth – sharing, storytelling and focus
- London Design Festival – inspiration & other thought patterns
I’ll be back soon – goodbye till then.