These three pictures represent a few highs and lows over the years. Sometimes pieces you make work and sometimes they don’t.
First is my Spring Ladybirds teatowel, an underperforming favourite for … I really love the quirkiness and freshness of it, but it’s really not done too well at all in terms of popular opinion. I have no clue as to why! What do you think of it?
Next is my least favourite piece of work. I’ve been asked about ‘a piece of work I hate’ but that’s a strong word, and I don’t really hate anything I make… It may not speak to me in that moment of creation, but in the end it’s just something I end up not being very fond of, rather than outright never wanting to see it again. It’s watercolour on khadi paper. And I don’t think I got the feel I wanted in the piece.
In total contrast, picture 3 shows a painting that I did around 2013. It’s a large piece on canvas I will always regret leaving in the rented flat we were in then, but I had to because I’d painted over (with the landlord’s permission and on the basis they’d retain it when we moved out) a really generic painting that was already in the flat. I still miss that painting 🤦🏽♀️❤️. It’s a definite solid favourite … Maybe one day I’ll think about asking for it back?!