Very quick blog post today I'm afraid. I'm not sure where the week has gone, feel like I'm on a bit of a roller-coaster really. But I didn't want to miss writing on here. It's so easy to get out of the habit so I must make sure I find time.
What a busy week. My mind has been buzzing with ideas for next month's Art on the Street so I spent the day yesterday working on that. Mostly looking at old house pictures I've drawn and playing around with Photoshop, great fun. I've realised I need to be structured with my time, so Thursdays are my day for art stuff and nothing else. It really works. I also feel like I achieved a lot this week - I managed to book a summer holiday (what a relief!), squeezed in lots of exercise and even did a bit of gardening.
Right, no messing, it’s time to get this blog back on the road. Just one of the things I’m trying to get back into at the moment. The other is drawing regularly – I’ve started drawing everyday items around the house in a small sketchbook, just to get back into practicing. I’m enjoying it but quickly running out of things to draw! (Have to keep telling myself, it’s not what you draw, it’s just the act of drawing…)
I love old buildings, especially the fine details that architects used to incorporate and that are often missing from new builds. I also love drawing old buildings. So it made sense to set myself a challenge to draw my favourite local ones as a personal drawing project. Something to do in between making lampshades, working part time and being a mum (not much time there then!)
I was contacted last year by a lady who was interested in having a lampshade made from images of record sleeves. I must admit I was a little confused about the concept at first but it all made sense after a bit of a chat. It was to be displayed at an exhibition in London on... Continue Reading →
I completed this drawing a couple of months ago but couldn't post it on here as I didn't want to ruin the surprise (it was a present for someone who loves their camper van, Jerby!) Ideally I would scan this into the PC and colour it in but this was requested as an ink drawing with the gilhoolie patterned sky background so here it is.
Lampshade making is not always easy. Mostly because they come in all shapes and sizes; not just the simple, straightforward drum shape. Sometimes a client has an existing lampshade they want recovering and sometimes they just have a frame that they want to see transformed into a beautiful light source. [Recovering, by the way, isn't... Continue Reading →
That's how I felt when I met up with a friend of mine last week - Samantha Johnson - who is a very talented Interior Designer with nearly 20 years experience of designing amazing homes. Sam recently moved house to a lovely cottage in Buckinghamshire and asked me to draw it for her so that... Continue Reading →
Well, it's a new year and I'm feeling good, I hope you are too! Why am I in a good mood? I've been thinking and I put it down to: A break in the rainy weather (the sun is shining even if it's cold out there!) I'm a big fan of starting something new and... Continue Reading →