#Fathersday in the UK is fast approaching (just three weekends away) and I’ve seen the marketing campaigns kicking off in good time with lots of gift ideas. There’s no denying there’s some lovely things out there.
I just wanted to throw this idea into the mix as an alternative to consider.
Today is world environment day and this year’s theme is biodiversity. If you aren’t aware, biodiversity is vital for the balance of all life.
There is a lot of research that suggests we will be facing many more pandemics like the one we’re currently in if we don’t rebalance. One way to really help is to calculate your carbon footprint to see what impact you are having.
People often wonder what they will get with Mr Arteest. It’s a common question I’ve faced through my life “So what do you do?” Well, I’m like anyone else, I’m a mixture of all different things and my creations often cross and blur the boundaries between graphic design, photography, art, illustration and big ideas.
The services I offer don’t really fit into one nice neat little box. The one thing you are guaranteed when working with me on any project is a great big slice of my personality. To help understand what that might look like…
It’s FREE Postcard Friday. Who’s got that summer time Friday Feeling?
I started putting a few Mr Smileyman postcards in a little box outside my house about a month ago (April 2020). It was right in the midst of lockdown in the UK. It was a tough time for everyone and I wanted to try and give something back to my local community, help lift some spirits and spread a little joy.
It’s ok to feel angry, It’s ok to feel sad, It’s ok to feel happy
Today we’re all waking up feeling different to each other. The spectrum of emotions that we have as humans is quite special. It’s one of the reasons it’s believed we have been so successful as a species. Our social function which is all intertwined with language, emotions and ability to communicate them (although some struggle to read and express emotions more than others), it takes practise so lets keep practising today.
I originally posted this image back in October 2017 on my Instagram account. This was around the time I discovered I had Asperger’s. At the time, I didn’t add any comment or reference for it, it was just the image and it kind of went overlooked. I wasn’t ready at that time to really discuss things, I was still making sense of it. I’ve just reposted it this year (2020) as I felt I had something to add to the Mental Health Awareness week discussions going on.
Mr Smileyman has been far too quiet recently. A bit of reflection of myself I guess. He has other things keeping him busy, probably kids or something…
Mr Smileyman having kids would mean he met a Miss Smileylady or ANOTHER Mr Smileyman, or maybe a Mr Grumpy/Sad/Anxiousman(lady)… anyway the point is… what does this partner look like? And even more importantly… what does a Mr Smileybaby look like?