‘You see a mouse trap, I see free cheese, and a fucking challenge’

Introdiction – Scroobius Pip

My name is Erin Veness. I write this art blog. I spend more time alone and doing something with art than I do anything else. I could be described as a loner, and I really don’t mind that. I think too hard at times and feel too much. I have two kitten-sized cats, never enough tattoos and enjoy listening to terrible music. I have a soft spot for Ikea and have recently branched out into keeping plants alive.

There are many words I could say to you but that isn’t even going to make you connect with me.


I have a very dry and sarcastic humour, and my side-eye game is strong. Yoast SEO tells me most of my blog posts are difficult to read. According to the Flesch-Kincaid readability test, I use words with too many syllables and sentences with too many words. Maura Kincaid is the fabled artist that saved the island once, in the book Diary by Chuck Palahniuk, from which, this blog used takes its name.


I graduated from university in 2011 with a degree in Fine Art. Since then I moved back to Hastings to begin life as an emerging artist. I had already started a blog entitled 4amandmakelovetome, after spending many years blogging on livejournal. This morphed to comadiary and eventually, earlier in 2016,, a diary of life as an artist, featuring inspiration, my own artworks, exhibitions and the excessive thoughts that threaten to over take. I am an artist, not a designer.