Friday, 4 June 2021

Banana Leaf Baby Room

Bella and I were lucky to be asked to paint a mural in a friend's new baby room, as a commission! We loved making it, and the organic nature of the concept. Here's to more murals.



Mini Worlds

Mixed emotions about finishing the last 'Drawing in Nature' class for the moment! I can't wait to resume them. I cannot believe how much the experiential nature of being in a green space and facilitating close looking and mindfulness has been a revelation to me in terms of how I see what my art practice could be and develop into.













 

At Water’s Edge

Third class in the 'Drawing in Nature' series held in Chapultepac Park, CDMX. We did a water meditation, involving an imaginary journey and a body scan. I'm loving the mindfulness and art combination. Really feeling the deeper connection in real time through drawing meditation has been really highlighted to me through these classes. I can't wait to push these more. And what great drawing the students have made too. 


























 

Wednesday, 12 May 2021

Visit to Xochimilco - Chinampa-refugios

Last week I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to visit the scientists from UNAM university working so hard to help the preservation of Xochimilco, and the Axolotls who are endemic to this fresh water lake ecosystem. 

Carlos works daily with the Chinamperos (farmers of Xochimilco), to help create refuges of clean water. These refuges become havens for insects, small fishes and axolotls. 

It was such a joy to be shown the Chinampas, first hand but such an inspiring and passionate group of scientists. We collected water and lettuce samples for testing back in the lab. We also saw the destructive side of disrespectful tourism, football pitches and trash pollution. 

I learnt so much from these amazing people, and I can't wait to share more about the project's development. Thank you to Creature Conserve who are sponsoring this conservation inspired art project.






Tuesday, 4 May 2021

With the Plants - Drawing in Nature

Absolutely loved sharing the second workshop in the Drawing in Nature series in Chapultepec Park, Mexico City. It was a joy to share Natasha Myers' Plant Kriya meditation, as well as sharing breathing exercises before the drawing element of the class. Thank you glorious participants!!