a map of hyper-space

Talking not Doing

Category: mental health

Hurry up and wait – crocheting

I’ve been doing a lot of hurry up and wait recently and taking up some of that time, when the brain isn’t up to anything more, doing even more crochet.

Nigel 3.0 has got rather boring (250 + stitches per row), but there are is also some amazingly hideous yarns out there to break me out of a rut. Read the rest of this entry »


Place holder: r u alive?

I be been spending rather a lot of time at hospital recently. It’s a liminal space. And I’ve had too much time to think about the people and things that occupy that space.

This post is a place holder, an indication of the beginning of a process, of a journey, both in the care of the person I’ve been with in hospital, but also of the creative inspiration I’ve received.

I’m not sure of either destination (yet). Read the rest of this entry »

Life still rather off course

So here is an update on Nigel 3.0. (Not a cat)

so about half way down you can see a pulled stitch. That’s where I got to last time with a circumference of 25 stitches. Now the circumference is about five times that length. 

I shall keep going until I finish the two balls of yarn. Then we’ll see what comes out of using such a small rate of expansion 26/25. I’ll post updates here because hopefully by next week I’ll have more of my life back (beyond being able to count to 25).

Brick space is crashing my life

So here is a picture of a cat. That’s what the internet is for an’t it. 


Time out…

 Things are a bit hard at the moment, so although I’ve lots of stuff done and lots of stuff on going you’re getting a shed picture.
Yeah individual strawberry pavlova and strawberry tea just about sums it up. I’m okay really, just had a few things flagged up that are going to take a while to process.

The first few weeks of term I was busy with a commission (is it still a commission if you commission yourself?).

Now I can step back and work out what I want to do next.

– I’m not sure if the V&A are doing Inspired By any more so there’s no rush with the dragon pot but I still want to finish it

– There are always more Maps

– Or there is option C

So it goes


Yet another distraction…

I probably should have made oooh Shiny! a tag a long time ago. Admittedly I have been playing around with this particular Shiny for a while now but It’s only just reach peak Hyperspace. It took a long time for me to get into crochet (until I finally crumpled under the boredom of knitting) an almost immediately went off piste, and now I have succumbed to the hypnotic counting of Hyperbolic Crochet. Read the rest of this entry »

Map VIII -Exercises in Futility

I tried to do some new sketches for my 64 maps of hyperspace. It was hard. I even wrote some blurb, but I lost it. Anyway here are some examples of three weeks of frustration. When I’m feeling a little more relaxed about the experiment I’ll come back and comment on them fully. Read the rest of this entry »

I know, I know

I know i’m holding a lot back, or in, or down. I can be honest with myself that far. Anything more than a furious back scribble takes planning and time. Giving me the opportunity to edit out any vulnerabilities.
So there i’ve said it. Read the rest of this entry »

Losing the Plot (a bit)

I’ve been struggling with the star charts, and so they have fallen away somewhat while i’ve dealt with all the other projects I’ve managed to involve my self with. It’s taken awhile to get everything sorted out it my head let alone on paper, so this is why this post is being written in January even though the problem arose in November.* Read the rest of this entry »

August Hiatus

This is definitely a time travel Wednesday post. Real Life certainly got in the way of the second half of August. I spent far to much time bimbling in the Surrey Hills with aged relatives. Which would have been nice if I could have stopped for some drawing or some such.

Like the time we went to Leith Hill and it was so misty you couldn’t see the top of the tower from the bottom…

If I ever do manage to rough out/ get to finish the ideas I’ve had during this time I’ll come back and stick some pictures in this space.

thanks for your patience