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
Long story short is my brain can’t handle it currently to balance Piece Of Mind, Moving house and running Messy Miscreation all simultaneously. When I started Piece of Mind last year I had more time to be able to juggle all of the above and I now realise that I’m only on person. I still … More Wait? Where did Piece Of Mind go?
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!
A lot has happened in 2016 in the world of Haydn Gardner. Unfortunately I started the year in a rather bad depressive period but despite this I was pushing myself to undergo the beginnings of Messy Miscreation. I started the year attending a course to start a business with the Princes Trust. I had a … More Goodbye 2016, Hi 2017
As an adult on autistic spectrum, I have experienced a lot of mental health struggles. In fact my artwork is based around our perception of mental health. I paint monsters. They are about the struggles that many of us experience in our lives. I started using mental health as a theme because I felt strongly … More World Mental Health Day (My experience with mental health)
This weeks Spotlight Sunday will be covering the painting known as Liz. This particular painting was created in March 2016 and was one of the first paintings on perspex that transitioned from acetate. Perspex feels completely different to acetate and the ink dries with the colour remaining vivid and strong. The other positive was it … More Spotlight Sunday [Liz]
I always knew I wanted to do something creative. At a young age I always sat in the corner of the playground drawing Pokémon into a small sketch book, being somewhat obsessed with the franchise. School was always difficult for me as I couldn’t find the time be creative. The teachers were supportive but they … More My humble beginnings