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Found 272 Illustrations
Some of my refuges during this period: study, inner exploration, introspection. Doing what I really mean to do. As the time seems to slow down, these activities become like rituals, and days end up very busy.
I am autistic: I cherish and suffer daily from sensory overloads.
During quarantine I've managed to lose myself in creative works - but I also feel a great deal of claustrophobia resulting in a myriad of irritations!
This is an acrylic-on-paper mood board (mind-map) which I contributed to every time I needed a mental release from daily strains.
I think visually, I had no words to describe my feelings.
In this art-work (a juxtaposition of three paintings) I have described numerous irritations I frequently experience; including solitude, being misunderstood, the sounds of speeding vehicles and strong kitchen scents, what else can you recognise?
Do you empathise with me?
During quarantine I spent 35 hours, over a period of a week, creating a junk journal using the ephemera from my 50th birthday trip to Paris. (This was 11 ½ years ago!) The trip solidified our love affair, and we married a year later. We kvelled as we reminisced about our two weeks of bliss.
A beautiful place. Architecture, art, and food, of course....
The Huachuca Mountains (wha-chew-kah) range in Southeastern Arizona runs 38 miles from Sonora, Mexico in to Arizona. It is the southern starting point for the 800 mile Arizona Trail that leads up through the Grand Canyon to the Utah border.
Huachuca means "place of thunder", the mountains tend to make their own weather and echo thunder across the desert valley floor during the summer rain season.
12 days, almost a full circle around the coast, active volcanoes, great beaches, amazing architecture, and most importantly, delicious food!
After a month of quarantine I finally managed to commemorate my latest holiday. I've been collecting and admiring map illustrations for ages and I thought isolation is the perfect time to give it a go myself while exploring watercolor as a medium. Big thanks for all contributors here for the inspiration!
*The map is a bit distorted, with the island slightly squeezed on the north-south axis to better fit the layout, thus the lack of scale indication. The yellow dots illustrate either overnight stays or important day trips/transits.
A couple years ago I was lucky to travel on the Gotthard Panorama Express scenic train across the alps with my family. This really is a must-do trip in Switzerland and I just wanted to pay a little tribute to these great memories. Plus this was an excuse to try new techniques and to draw trains.