I have created an 'inspiration station' or mood board /zone or just an area of my studio dedicated to things I want to be looking at.
The idea was suggested by my good friendLouisewho I sat back to back with on our Art Foundation year. One of the biggest joys of that year was having a space that had 3 walls that surrounded you and you were encouraged to fill it with things that inspired you, that you were working on, ideas you were playing around with all part of the project or brief you were working on. At the end of that project the whole lot would come down and the white walls would return as the new project started. Soon it would be filled with the colours and ideas for the next phase.
I am a big believer in personal projects. Alice Draws the Line came about because of one of them. My new year's resolution for 2008 was to do a drawing a day for the whole year. I kept the daily drawings all in one sketchbook and by the summer it spilled into a second volume. It wasn't easy, it was a challenge.
Those of you that follow me on Instagram will no doubt be aware that I love to gaze at hedgerows. I'm forever looking at what is growing / changing colour/ appearing / disappearing. I love to photograph what catches my eye and often share these via Instagram stories. I feel like I have been on 'Sloe watch' for weeks.
I'm not a big drinker (understatement of the year), but I do like some sloe gin, often as a long drink with ginger ale in the winter. I made some and photographed the stages and then did nothing with it and today it became a blog post.