Friday, 19 August 2016
On Friday 5th August I got up earlier than usual. On this day I needed to be in Birmingham for 8.20am; no mean feat for a creative who stays up all night and lives in Halesowen, and, having sustained a pokémon GO injury earlier that week, this was my first foray out the house since Monday morning, when regrettably a hunt for much-needed pokeballs had gone sour. Like bambi stepping out onto the ice me and my bandaged up foot took a leap of faith, towards the fiat 500 of my dear friend Kat Tromans. Today we were giving a talk at Badego's Creative Cafe event, and there was no time to lose. We sped towards Urban Coffee Company, comparing notes as we went.
I had stayed up late scrawling and scanning, preparing slides to punctuate my presentation around key factors that shape my illustration practice. This was a great opportunity to reflect upon and share what illustration means to me, and I took it as a bit of a soap box upon which to explain the philosophy that runs through the marks I make.
Thanks to Badego for having me, and special shout out to @trilby for drawing one of my quotes onto a coffee cup.