Back to childhood

I am living in great abundance

Oh my gosh, remember colouring in as a child? Getting a colouring book and pencils for my birthday or Christmas was the best thing ever. Then about five, or more, years ago wasn’t it, that colouring books came back into fashion and that was me, in my element! Recently, in another round of decluttering (I… Continue reading Back to childhood

Kaleidoscope

Kaleidoscope. Oil on canvas. 24" x 18"

Kaleidoscope. Oil on canvas. 24″ x 18″⁣This painting came out of my love of making colour charts. One day I was messing around with watercolour, filling in blocks with splashes and splodges, and absolutely loving the explosion of colour happening. I loved how it turned out so much that an oil version just had to… Continue reading Kaleidoscope

Bits and pieces

Bits and pieces of bits and pieces

Or ‘Bits and pieces of bits and pieces’. I’m quite fond of drawing just a part of an object. I get to draw just the interesting bits and they take only five minutes each. I chose objects completely at random just because … no reason … but that seems to make the drawing as a… Continue reading Bits and pieces

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What rubbish!

What rubbish!

I adore this little rubbish bin. At just 16cm high it’s really cute. I do actually use it as my kitchen bin – it sits on the counter top beside the sink. Over the past few years I have adopted a minimalist lifestyle and I bought this little bin to replace the floor-standing pedal bin… Continue reading What rubbish!

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Pens I used to have

My goodness, you can get some gorgeous pens!

It is interesting, when I look back at some of my past drawings, to realise that I no longer have many of the objects that I drew. I used to have so many pens of all different kinds and colours. My goodness, you can get some gorgeous pens! Packs of colourful felt tips, neon pink… Continue reading Pens I used to have

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Kitchen sink

Kitchen sink

This is one of my favourite drawings because it makes me smile. Who knows exectly why. The happily wonky lines perhaps, or maybe because the little jug on the shelf belonged to my beloved grandmother, or just because I love my little kitchen? What’s magical about drawing is that it captures a whole depth of… Continue reading Kitchen sink

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Oh Lamy!

Lamy fountain pen

As soon as I started drawing with the Lamy Safari fountain pen I was smitten. And mine’s sunshine yellow which gives me happy vibes! It’s the drawing tool I use when sketching out and about. Though I mostly favour straight-forward line drawing, the solubility of the fountain pen ink enables me to create shadows and… Continue reading Oh Lamy!