My ‘Winston’ illustration (see the previous post) has now raised over £600 for the charity, Vasculitis UK being sold on over six hundred greeting cards. It still amazes me that a piece of work that I created on a difficult day (with my Behçet’s disease) back in February to art therapy (and literally draw it out of) myself has been so popular.
And, today have also entered the illustration into 2017 The Great British Postcard Competition (#TGBPC on all social media platforms). The brief is to answer the question: What does Britain mean to you in 2017? and the organisers have said “We want real perspectives from real people on what modern Britain is all about. We seek unique, individual postcards from the UK’s finest creative minds”.
Well 2017 and the last 2 years for me have been dominated by my refractory Behçet’s disease. So I’ve entered Winston as my personal perspective. I am also aware that the reference to Winston Churchill and “black dog” reference will not go unnoticed by people for many reasons. It will be interesting to see what a different group of people make of it – the competition is stiff. There are some shaming images and ideas in the gallery. Go take a look!