Below are a few examples of how I explore visual creativity, including doodles and drawings from my sketchbooks, line drawing, collage, abstract painting and Instagram photography. Some of these explorations become bigger projects, some not. It is all a process I much enjoy doing and sharing.


I have presented works created in the frame of my ongoing City in Translation exploration, as part of the TransArtation! exhibition at The Byre Theatre in St Andrews, and at The Shoe Factory Social Club in Norwich in Spring 2017. The exhibition is now visible online - you can also see more about the making of process here

Canan Sibel-Abdullah

A visual and artistic exploration of my identity, which I started to document on Instagram in March 2019. This work is in progress.



My process includes both working on screen and paper. I edit a lot of material online: video, podcast, websites... and I edit texts - translations, prose, poetry, essays... 

The pages below are part of the editing process of a book I am working on (in French), which is a reflection on my work as a literary translator: "why i translate". 

I love collecting things, flyers, magazines, brochures and all sorts of paper, and am exploring painting and collage. 

The sketchbook below is a KunstenFestivaldesArts catalogue that I used to tell the story of a chair, and to play with collage and colours. 

I also share part of my process on Instagram: