Emma Howell

New Friends, Same Awkwardness


An original painting from the four year wild fire collection.

Acrylic and pencil on paper, 6″ x 7.5″, 2020.


“New alarm clock, same tiredness. New clothes, same scrubs. New routine, same unpredictability. New city, same buildings. New hospital, same specialities. New roads, same drivers. New car park, same permit. New Costa, same coffee. New team, hopefully new friends, same awkwardness. New nursing staff to get on my side, same smiles and compliments. New places to get lost, same satisfaction of finding your destination. New responsibilities and weight added to my shoulders, same overthinking. New excitement, same butterflies. New fear, same assurance in God’s faithfulness. New smells and sounds, same beeps and dings. New bleep, same referrals. New lists of patients, same problems to solve. New feeling of relief when your day is done. Same feeling of relief when your day is done.”


Unframed – If you would like this artwork fitted into a bespoke wooden frame (natural bare oak, dark stained oak, plain white or plain black), please specify on the checkout page or send me an email after your purchase.

An additional £30 for the frame + an extra shipping cost will be invoiced to you separately.


SKU: EH2020-89 Category: