You may have noticed that I’ve been super busy and maybe a little bit patchy with the blogging recently but I’m trying not to beat myself up over it. It’s just that things have to give way when stuff is happening, and I have to recognise that I’m not Super Awesome At Being Everything To Everyone Girl. One of the things that I had to put on hiatus was drawing for the zine, but this afternoon I wasn’t feeling very good so I went to bed with my sketchbook.
The volume of statements people have contributed is huge and big and overwhelming so I’ve been trying to think of ways I can cut down on the number of pages and the amount of time it’ll take me to illustrate everything. I’m not really sure what the word for it is, but I experienced a moment of [insert that word there] when I read Mel Stringer‘s Telephone & Me zine. (Side note: you should buy one, I felt so emotional reading it!) Mel’s compiled illustrations she’s done which kind of read like diary entries. The sketchy/ doodly approach really appealed to me so I thought I’d stop being such a perfectionist and do some of the statements as quick sketches. So I did that and I’m very happy with them! These snaps are just a couple of my favourites.