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Cornwellian

This is a new work in ink and pencil on paper. Getting back to drawing in ink is incredibly rewarding, I missed this so much. This work is inspired by family holidays in Cornwall when my two daughters were younger. Happy times.

Cornwellian an ink and pencil artwork by cazartco
Cornwellian

It’s been a bit of stressful time all round, hence my lack of posts and progress. Not to put a too finer point on it but life can really suck sometimes. I’m trying to remain focussed on what’s important. I know when times like these happen it’s usually because change is around the corner. Good or not. I wish I had to the foresight to know.

Happiness is a precious and sometimes fleeting thing. Many say it comes from within you, but I also think that no man or women is an island. We are constantly a reflection of the people in our sphere of influence. We take in their energy too. I hope whatever is happening in your world gives you positive and happy energy. That the people that support you, really wish for your wellbeing and success. We all need that.

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Calm in a world of crazy

Hello!

It’s been a while since my last post, but I don’t really believe in constantly bombarding people with me. It’s been crazy busy here, as I’ve had a million and one techie stuff to do. I’ve not reached the end of the list yet, but you’ll soon see things evolve here, including new stock in my store.

Thanks to all the new followers as well, it’s great that you’re now along on my journey with me and I hope you’ll love my art as much as I love creating it.

This work above pretty much sums up my feelings right now.. I’m so needing to still find time for the things in life that matter. Family. Relationships and friendships. I’ve learnt that also not taking time out for yourself isn’t worth it. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed with a long list, so I’m trying to focus only on the next few steps rather than the whole damn kit and caboodle.

I hope you have a tremendously great week ahead my friends. Try to think of yourselves a bit too. Take that time you need. Don’t feel pressured to giving more than you are able too.

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Art Days & Don’ts

One thing I’ve found out, much to my own detriment sometimes, is that there are days when I can create, draw and make significant progress. Other days it all goes to pot basically. No matter how hard I try, nothing really works or my hand to eye coordination is so off that I might as well scribble.

I now know… just to stop. Accept that today it’s just not gonna happen and leave well alone.

I make the most now of those good days. I no longer panic. I can’t force myself to work on something when my mind can be easily distracted. I’m ok with that.

When the going is good, I lose hours without noticing. I feel like I really have achieved something that visually represents where I’m at…

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Just wait

Just wait…

Spring will be here soon

Stay with us

It won’t seem as cold if we are together …

Photography by Carol Ann Norton taken at Shipley Country Park in Heanor, Derbyshire UK in January ’19

It was absolutely freezing but my hounds loved it.

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Art Collaborations & Features

Hello!

We are now in that strange time of year when we are waiting for 2018 to tick down and the New Year to start. I hope you are well and that 2019 is a great year for you.

I’ve had the chance to collaborate with two very talented friends and edit their amazing photographic work.

The first is with Kaylea Smith and this is an edit I did with her wonderful shot. Kaylea really does have a great eye for perspective.

The second is with my friend Gav Brickwood whom I’ve known now for 5 years. I’ve been an avid follower of his photography, he really is very inspiring. This is a real artsy edit of his work. This was a sculpture that he found whilst working in Nuremberg.

Big Thanks for letting me go artistically nuts with your work, Gav and Kaylea.

I’ve been lucky enough to have been featured in Instragram over the last few days and these are those images.

I’m always surprised when this happens, it helps to spread my art to a wider audience and I’ve met some really awesome people along the way.

And here last but not least is new art that I’ve just finished working on. It’s a floral illustration with some digital wizardry involved!

A huge Thank You to all of you! If you are on Instagram then drop by, follow and say hi! HAPPY NEW YEAR! See you in 2019!

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