From the book i plan to self-publish through blurb titled:
“It’s a mental bed, it is a bed i am accustomed to…”

Ellen Jaye Benson Visual Artist/Educator –
a.k.a. ‘elle jaye rose’ (my frustrated dark illustrator & social commentator hat)
a.k.a ‘Henna Harpy’ (my ornamental body art and design hat)
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  • John Douglas
    John Douglasabout 5 years ago

    ah you and Miss Otis – and me!

  • i really wish i could get a permanent residence in a pretty little aristocratic mental health farm where they bring me grapes and crayons and let me scribble on the walls… of course… if i am allowed visitors i expect u and paul compton to come visit sneaking me 80’s vinyl, hockney’s portraits and bottles of red :)

    – ellejayerose

  • John Douglas
    John Douglasabout 5 years ago

    This has been anonging dream of mine – just give me a nice walled garden, some paints, drugs and food and I will promise ot be quiet and behave. If you get there first for sure – 80s music (on REAL albums), red wine and Hockney art along with Mr Compton will be brought :) – I will bake them all in cake if I have to smuggle!

  • charliethetramp
    charliethetrampabout 5 years ago

    an asylum of our own making
    what a wonderful concept
    keep the sane ones in
    and the mad ones out
    you can be an inspiration at times elle
    thanks

  • pspin
    pspinover 3 years ago

    yes

  • working freelance from home can be a saviour in said times – though finding motivation to do anything more than pull the covers further over the head may be a struggle :)

    – ellejayerose

  • pspin
    pspinover 3 years ago

    Its a strange thing art and life…I always wanted to live by my art but its a tough way to live..perhaps i was never really strong enough to let go of the familiar and that work ethic thing…you just expressed something from my past…keep struggling dont give up live the dream.

  • art is a dangerous occupation :) at once healing and opening up some gaping wound :) I tend to take on as compatible day job stuff as possible – just completed secondary art teaching diploma but will work casual with that so i can float in and avoid education politics as much as possible

    – ellejayerose

  • pspin
    pspinover 3 years ago

    Oh yes avoid them like the plague..politics in work is like death !

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