“It is by no means an irrational fancy that, in a future existence, we shall look upon what we think our present existence, as a dream.”
“And so being young and dipped in folly I fell in love with melancholy.”
― Edgar Allan Poe
There is no other moment in time that captures my love and interest as much as the Victorian Era (in Britain) does.
It touches all the dark, dramatic and gloomy parts within me, and over the years it has come to feel like home.
This is where I collect art that was inspired by the era, its stories, and its aesthetics.
This piece is dedicated to Valentine's Day, and particularly all those, who are suffering from a breakup, or feel bad about it.In this picture, even though her heart was ripped from her, she does not give up and break - instead, she starts "growing a new and fresh heart," while accepting that it will take a while.
This piece was inspired by the prompt from the Twisted Red Ruby Slippers Artist Collective. As I love all things Tim Burton, I could not let this theme pass. However, I wanted to choose a character that would not be as represented, and give her my own spin. Tim Burton has illustrations of "Red Dead Ridinghood," which I love and wanted to pay tribute to. At the same time, I wanted to create something of my own. I focused on using the same materials he does (watercolour and ínk) and included a little poem, which is always a fun and quirky part of his illustrations.
Mixed media: Watercolour and Ink + Photoshop Originally created for an auction. Prompt was based on the story of the novel “The Secret Garden” by Frances Hodgson Burnett (1910). It is a beautiful book and story - everyone should read it!
A lot of us have internalised beliefs that keep us miserable + secretly thinking that our emotional suffering is a necessary [and even romantic] part of the creative process.
It took me too long to realise how wrong this is, and it's why I've created this video series for you:
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