My dudes! Did up this piece today for the @lettering_ladies prompt. I have been meaning to spend a few solid hours lettering for ages, it's so nice to get lost in creating art on a rainy Sunday 🍃🌧️ Featured In This piece was featured in @lettering_ladies, @womenoftype and @weallcareaustralia
I haven't felt like making art lately. Just cbf! And when I haven't made art in a while I get this looming anxiety that I haven't made art which makes me not want to make art and the cycle continues. But today when I was elbow deep in compost saying hello to worms and getting dirty, I decided that I would make something. It's by no means a masterpiece, but hey at least I followed through. Show me your half cooked art that's an attempt to get back in the swing of things x 🦠 [...]
As a white, middle class cis woman, I celebrate IWD for women's achievements generally, but this year I'm focussing on those who aren't seen enough. First nations women. Women of colour. Trans women. Women in poverty. Survivors of domestic abuse that identify as women. If you wanna join in, upload your artwork to Instagram with the hashtag #iseeyou2020 and tag me @alnmakes. Please spread the word, you do research and encourage your loved ones to donate to local orgs that support underprivileged women. See women, hear women, raise them up.
A very dear friend said this to me one time when I apologised for complaining about my wisdom teeth when she was going through something much tougher! The full quote was "Don't be sorry, we don't do comparisons here, only compassion." She is a beautiful friend. Illustration based from a photograph by @amyshamblen
Thoughts of everyone I have ever compared myself to on social media or face to face belong in the trash, whether it's creative or physical comparisons. I am the only me and you are the only you and that is great. Tag someone who needs to hear this 🗑️