Saturday, May 4, 2019

Leaping over Challenges

   Hello readers! How have you been? The last few months has been so hectic for me and even though the semester has ended, I still have exams to do then there is the waiting for my grades to make sure I passed all of my courses. The semester gets so hectic for me plus there is always something that gets in the way called 'life' and I always think: how the hell am I going to get through this day or week or month. But I do get to everything eventually and sometimes it means taking that late penalty on an assignment just to save my sanity. I've had to make the tough decision to put aside my comics work just so that I could complete my degree and I'm feeling so much stronger as an artist and writer now, I'm so excited to get back to my stories and share them with you!

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Journaling and memories

    While I was studying comics in the U.S. one of the things I thought about doing was keeping a journal. I should record my time here I told myself. Then I would go to the bookshop to buy books and look over all the beautiful journals just waiting for me to purchase. But then I would never buy any. I've often thought about the idea of keeping a journal to record daily events in the moment and the act of recording from memory as two different things. 

The memories seem to me to be easier to write. Some time has passed and the meanings associated with that day are all mixed up but mixed up just right because I've had time to absorb them. This does not mean that I don't journal things that happened on the day but only if it's something I feel compelled to write. Memory drawing I think is similar, I draw from memory with more energy and less fuss which offers good results to me. These are just some things I was thinking about today...


Thursday, January 3, 2019

Poetry


This is a small excerpt from a poem by Eric Roach, a Caribbean poet, these two stanzas have a certain rhythm that I like. I wrote a lot of poetry when I was in my teens and early twenties, then I stopped when life got busy, but I fell in love with it again last year when I had to study this poet for my West Indian poetry class.