An ongoing body of monochrome ink paintings, the Moons Collection offers a moment to pause with these beautiful and mystical natural satellites. With over thirty original Moon paintings created through 2021-2022, I am excited to release prints and postcards of this collection. Every Moon is different and unique, painted using water and black indian ink.
Story Spheres are a mindful drawing activity I have been practicing since 2014. Starting with a 10cm circle as my springboard I mindfully draw present moment feelings using black ink.
A mindful drawing intervention, designed to teach mindfulness, engage creative aptitude and reduce anxiety.
Story Spheres is an independent activity involving drawing and sharing one’s present moment feelings. The principle aim of the Story Spheres intervention is to offer a creative opportunity to connect with the present moment – to become aware of current feelings – essentially to be mindful.
Story Spheres begin with a 10cm circle, which the artist uses as a prompt to draw patterns, shapes or illustrations to capture ones present moment emotion(s). How are you feeling in this moment? What colour is the feeling? What shape? With a nod to Indian Mandalas (a spiritual symbol representing the universe) and Zentangles (drawing of repeat patterns), the circular prompt allows individuals to focus on the moment and visualise their feelings.
"The circle always points to the single most vital aspect of life - its ultimate wholeness."
Carl Gustav Jung
"Knowing your emotional state in the moment - joy, sadness, fear - is mindfulness."
Shapiro & Carlson, 2009