I had such a busy week last week, filling 8 pages of my sketch book in the past 3-4 days with little drawings, new concepts, book ideas and drawings, patterns and Christmas Card ideas. Lots of black and white. It still amazes me that my illustrations are black and white and my paintings are an explosion of colour. Such contrast between the two mediums that I work in.
I’ve been recording all the patterns, markings and images that I use in my illustrations. There are 3 pages worth of these in my sketch book now and more to come. I love recording these, they’re mindless and fun to draw and I plan to do something with them all soon.
Yes and you did read right, I wrote Christmas. It’s only 12 weeks until Christmas now so I need to get moving with my general card range and my Christmas card range. The Etsy shop will happen!! November is the goal. Make sure you keep me to this promise won’t you (o”
I’ve had in the back of my mind that I needed to get thinking about my Christmas card collection and only yesterday did the ideas start flowing. Just in time too, I was beginning to worry about timing. I have 3 Christmas cards and 3 Christmas gift tags which I will have for sale next month. I’ve used all my little patterns and imagery in each of these designs and they will remain black and white on thick quality archival paper. I’d love to hear your feedback on these two designs above and below.
Last week was such a great week and a beautiful weekend to match. I love a super productive week when you’re housework gets done, cooking is enjoyed and eaten, quality time enjoyed as a family and we were also lucky to enjoy having some lovely friends for brunch on Sunday morning.
A week of perfect balance and it all just magically came together. Why though are some weeks so effortless and others are just hard work and nothing seems to come together? Well here’s to another effortless, happy and productive week I say! Enjoy everyone.