New Straw For The Old Broom

New Straw For The Old Broom

It is the summer of 2019.

We are a couple of years into a strange medical journey. It began with a routine medical procedure that went badly wrong and has ended with my partner newly disabled, without a functioning bladder and with an impressive sideline in spinal damage.

She is not going to get better. We find ways, though, of learning to cope. Having drawn primarily as a means of supporting myself for almost a decade I rediscover the concept of drawing for pleasure. I find small interludes in between hospital visits, operations and meetings with lawyers, the council and all manner of other municipal organisations and nestle down with a pen, pencil or brush.

Included here are thirty of my favourites.

B/W laser printed zine, hand stitched