A series of silk screen prints from solo exhibition ‘What’s Holding Me Back?’ in 2016. One of the two research questions posed to my peers addressed the processes and habits adopted to combat the blocks and stresses experienced when working freelance. Presented as a series of postcards the simple illustrations act as a guide documenting these solutions - the twelve images are split into three groups: ‘emotional’, ‘practical’ and ‘creative’ providing go-to solutions to common problems. These solutions are often obvious or well used notions however from experience I find that it’s easy to overlook them and simply continue panicking. This series of illustrations will serve as a reminder of simple solutions to combat stress and doubt and will provide comfort and support during periods of strain or pressure.
All Images © Emma Brown 2010-21