I have just finished my M.A in Children's Book Illustration at the Cambridge School of Art and thoroughly enjoyed it. I consider myself an illustrator and I work for a company called 'Creative Minds' who take art and craft sessions to older adults and adults with learning disabilities. The following entries are my drawings and musings. All images are copyright of Kerina Strevens. Please contact me on my website kerinastrevens.co.uk.
Friday, 15 July 2016
It's been a full on week this week. The drawing is one I did a little while ago, just before I started my Master's degree. It's supposed to show how, periodically, I throw my life into the air and see how it lands. I'm recently thinking of doing it again. It requires a bit more thinking about the older I get though. So the thinking and loose planning stage is starting. I went down to Guildford for a cup of tea and a chat on Wednesday. It was interesting as I'd never been to Guildford before, even though I was born in Surrey. I went through Wimbledon station which I can remember from being two, as my Mum would take me there from South Norwood. My Dad was in hospital in Wimbledon, recovering from a brain haemorrhage. I can vividly remember talking to him and being interested in the way he'd had his head shaved for surgery. I ate all his grapes. I can also remember taking a toddle round the ward and inspecting a great, big oxygen tank (or so it seemed to me at the time) and talking to the man in the bed next to it. I can remember an awful lot before the age of three, my parents were quite surprised at some of my vivid memories of that time. I could describe things to them in great detail. I think I need a bit of time to myself at the moment, a bit of a holiday to break the daily grind. I also need to get down to some serious drawing as it has been lacking recently. Another couple of weeks to go though.