Hand painted frames are now available in the MessyMiscreation store in both A5 and A4. This gives you the option to frame a print from my store or if you really want to, frame that photograph of that cute dog, you know the one. Either way, why not bring some colour to your walls with … More Hand Painted Frames now in store!
I’ve been incredibly lucky this past year to call art my job. Ever since I was a kid I wanted to be an artist. Blessed with supportive parents, I’ve been encouraged to do just that. I’m proud to say that my Dad is Channel 4’s The Autistic Gardener and an ambassador for the National Autistic … More The Importance of Awareness [Final post of Autism Awareness Week]
In yesterdays post I briefly went over a particular coping mechanism I had developed for my volunteered shifts at my local Oxfam charity shop. In today’s post I wanted to cover another side to my creative process that I developed during those shifts to cope with the situations I would get into. I started volunteering … More Till Receipt Doodles: A documentation of anxiety [Autism Awareness Week]
Throughout Autism Awareness Week I will be writing a few posts about life on the spectrum starting from the 27th of March 2017. This will include posts about me, my artwork and how being on the spectrum effects them. During this month I will be donating 25% of my earnings through my art store to … More My coping strategies [Autism Awareness Week starting 27th of March]
Autism Awareness Week is swiftly approaching and along with a series of blog posts I will be raising money for National Autistic Society through my online art store. The NAS is the leading UK charity for autistic people and do wonderful work for many individuals on the spectrum, including myself. They have given me many … More Raising money for the National Autistic Society!
My artwork has been a platform for discussing my mental health with other for years now and I have had varying different therapies to help me along through life. While my mental state hasn’t been “cured” I have been able to gain a better perspective on it and I’m often aware why I’m feeling a … More My mental health and CBT
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
Over the pond here in grey England we don’t celebrate thanks giving but over the years we have begun taking the traditions of the sales that follow on Black Friday. Thanks Giving is a time for people to be thankful for what they have which is something us miserable brits don’t do very often. This … More Bright Friday!
Over the summer of 2016 I continued to work with drawing inks and perspex but was beginning to drift into what I call playing with materials. This habit started during my third year in University as I had a desire to paint all sorts of objects with drawing inks. I enjoyed covering a 3D surface … More The birth of Dave [Playing with new materials]
Two Months ago I wrote a post about Pokemon Go! and the benefits it has given me as an autistic adult. Now time has passed I wanted to reflect on how the game has become a part of my life and how it is continuing to help me through anxiety. Pokemon has always been a … More Pokemon Go! Two Months later