Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Inspiration: Bobby Baker Diary Drawings

I first became aware of Bobby Baker a couple of years ago and loved watching videos of her performances and looking at her drawings. Towards the end of this summer during the Unlimited Festival at the Southbank Centre some of her original diary drawings from her book 'Diary Drawings: Mental Illness and Me' - in which she documents through drawing various stages in her journey to recovery - were on show in the Royal Festival Hall. I find them really inspiring and imaginative so I wanted to share some here.

Sunday, 21 October 2012

Secret Garden Party illustrations for Amelia's Magazine

Plastic Seconds - me jewellery brand - and me went to The Secret Garden Party in July! Upon my return I wrote a review of The Secret Emporium at The Secret Garden Party in Amelia's Magazine and below are some illustrations I did for it :-)

'The Secret Emporium at The Secret Garden Party 2012', copyright 2012 Maria Papadimitriou aka Slowly The Eggs

'Tell Tails at the Secret Emporium 2012' copyright 2012 Maria Papadimitriou aka Slowly The Eggs

Saturday, 20 October 2012

The Future We Choose Book Launch

This is another post I have been meaning to publish for some time. Back in January 2012 I blogged about Think Act Vote's Future's Project. Earlier this summer, 'The Future We Choose', a book result of this project by Think Act Vote was published and a book launch event took place at The Arch Gallery in east London. Below are some images of my contributions in the book, both in terms of words and images and some pics from the launch event. If you would like to read a more detailed account of the event and the book's background then head over to Amelia's Magazine and have a look at my review of the event there. You can buy the book here.

One of my illustrations in the book

I found Michael Norton really inspiring - do check out one of his books 365 Ways to Change The World