#NHSChangeDay Pledges #Quality14

Here’s some people’s #NHSChangeDay Pledges that I’ve drawn on Twitter recently. I think it’s important sometimes, to have an image to help communicate/reach a bigger audience.

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pledge by @LAS_QI

 

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The awesome #Hellomynameis Pledge by the awesome @grangerkate

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@wlasinclair

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Drawing all these pledges was only possible because of @respirologist sharing his!

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@e_arnotsmith

 

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@whoseshoes Pledge to help people living with Dementia

 

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Make nurses be proud about their job @annabethAE

 

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SMILE! By @thebestjoan

 

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Think about the wider public health and wellbeing! @damian_roland

 

 

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@sugarpuffs66

 

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More smiles & hello my name is by @bexmoxon

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Happy (early-UK) Thanksgiving, Friends this is for you.

As my American friends will know, we’re celebrating Thanksgiving a week early here in the UK. But never the less. HAPPY UK THANKSGIVING FRIENDS.

Today I am grateful (& everyday, of course). My thoughts on suffering, empathy, and community responsibility have been completely re-shaped and shifted over the course of the journey of illness. New convictions will reveal themselves as life gives me opportunities to feel them, I’m sure.

And now I state it all the time, but it’s because I hardly said it before. I’m truly blessed & thankful for my amazing & supportive family: My mom, Bro & Nan! And for all my wonderful, ever-courageous & kind & giving friends, new & old! I can only do what I do because of y’all. And I owe you all so much more!

Thanks for being awesome. 🙂

Love & Light & survivorship & belief.

Smizz!

sounds good, no?

So I was discussing my concerns with a developing straw of my artwork today. It kinda, as you can see from the images froma  previous post, has the asethetics of Robin Rhode. Who I love and have been following for years – way before the artworld got ahold of him. 

Even though my interaction and use of his ‘style’ (if you will) is completely different than his – my context, meaning, methaphors, and working class culture references and the whole – production of space notion and negation are all different to what he is trying to portray.

And yet, because i’ve used his work as a standing point – and i feel like i’m just blantley ripping him off. Yet I give him credit, and like i said it’s different. I mean I don’t feel the same stress or guilt when I make collages that look like a billion other artists work. I don’t think any less of someone else’s work because it looks real similar – i mean like everyone copy cats john stezacker these days right?

So why is this any different?

I’m actually having fun with my practice again – i feel like i’m being really experimental with my ideas… pushing them in a way i have not done so previously and i love it. so why stop?

Anyways, in this conversation I was like – arghh i’m a shit artist

and my hommie brendizzle was like – Smizz you have 3 shows in London and an art festival that you’ve set up and are in – all before Spring

And you know, when you put it like that

I do sound pretty dope.

 

 

I NEED TO DO MORE WORK THOUGH, TO KEEP THE DOPE FRESHNESS

Also after this festival ends (6th – 12th march) I can start to go 2 Areobics! hells yeah

it’s about time smizz lost some of that comfort anxiety stressed eating weight!!!