That was her second welcoming to this life. She collided once again into jagged earth, showered from above with liquids. The creature groaned out as colour drained from the impacted wound. She couldn’t tell you why she did it. A flooding sensation of muscle and tension begged to taste the creatures anguish, so she sunk … More Descent
With a gentle crack, she fell face first into the ground. Her head was drenched in confusion as she attempted to comprehend the shapes and teeth around her. A warm and familiar embrace closed in around flesh, staining its surface with stale breath. She turned a sore neck to look up, to be greeted by … More Nurture
Times are changing over at Messy Miscreation. The online store has been a steady flow of support for creating more content and the prints over there have been a favorite for everybody. Unfortunately all good things must end and for some of the prints on the store the end is nigh. The three sets of … More Legacy Prints
The last post here at Messy Miscreation was back in April of this year and there are many reasons to that. The last time I properly sat down and created artwork for any project was for the Wellcome Collection in July [posted in August] but unfortunately my life took a turn I didn’t foresee. I … More It’s been a while
Life isn’t ever simple and the past 3 months are a perfect example. I started a new job, got to grips with said job and then began to fix up a few areas of Messy Miscreation before moving forward. Now in March of 2018 I have finally finished and collected up the work I created … More The Horsfall [An exhibition blog that may be later than expected]
That’s right people! In 2017 I came up with this crazy idea that I could raise some money for Mind with a group of artists selling our work online. What’s crazier still is that it actually worked and I gathered together a group of artists selling the work they love to create in the name … More Piece of Mind returns for 2018!
For those with a sharp eye on my social media you may have noticed some incoming changes to the Messy Miscreation online store. It’s been too long since the dust was blown off the shelves and it’s time for a change. The favourites will remain in thier place with some updated photography so you can … More Shop Update Inbound!
As I lay in bed last night it suddenly occurred to me that two years ago I was preparing to start a business with the help of the Princes Trust. Messy Miscreation began its life over the course of 2016 and if you had told me what I achieved in 2017, I would have laughed. … More Messy Miscreation: A reflection of 2017
I’m proud to announce that I will be a three week artist in residency slot over at the Horsfall beside 42nd Street! The Horsfall @ 42nd street hosts Verbal Ammunition: an artist residency and exhibition exploring mental health and life on the autistic by artist Messy Miscreation Artist Haydn Gardner (Messy Miscreation) makes mess. Through his practice … More Verbal Ammunition: My first artist residency
I’m not usually one to sit long enough to watch a television program since university but my Dad encouraged me to give Chris Packnam’s documentary a go. I had it on in the background while working and before I knew it I had watched the entire thing and hadn’t completed a single brush stroke on … More My reflection on Chris Packnam: Asperger’s and Me