I made this picture at my very saddest, in 2011. I used to keep scrapbooks all the time as a teenager and in 2011 when things were going badly I decided to try it again. I would cut up tiny squares of colourful paper, pick parts from magazines and add song lyrics that had stuck in my head. They are mainly here: http://mouthfulofhearts.wordpress.com/category/scrapbooking/
This one I made with felt tips during a 36-hour Creative Writing Marathon at Edinburgh’s Fringe Festival. I wanted there to be something bright for all the darkness clinging to me at that time. So I sat and coloured in squares, a few each hour, until I had a felt-tip mosaic.
I’ve never managed to do it again, nor keep another scrapbook since, but at the time it was a good thing to do. In the middle of bad things there’s brightness. In the middle of dim times, there’s hope.