Wednesday, 25 March 2015
Waffle and my doodles, I'm very nervous ...
Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your week is going well – Happy Hump Day everyone! When I first set up this new blog I typed a post as to the why’s and what I wanted to achieve.
So here is what I am doing when I’m not blogging and please remember that until January 2015 I had not picked up a pencil and doodled for more than twenty years …
I have always drawn these shaped flowers, like a snowdrop, and the leaf on the LHS
I've always loved owls and doodled them for years
I definitely prefer the whimsical and it's improving each time
I do love Clarice Cliff pottery but sadly own none!
I am sure I've seen a stamp or stamps like this before lol!
At school I attended art classes but when my family left London I ended up in a different school which meant I could not carry on with my arts because I had to do a science (a complete waste of time for me and the teacher) but I was able to continue my O Level Sewing Skills which I loved.
When DH and I got married he knew I was an avid crafter and I did a lot of sewing back then. I was working full time in
and by the time I got home and we had dinner and all the other stuff there wasn’t much time for artsy pursuits. London
I was hurt in a car accident and looked around for a hobby to fill the days and went back to sewing and doing a little doodling when I could. Then I was in a second car accident and we moved here a few months after.
I was able to find a local weekly course that was art and watercolour class. I was never 100% happy with my drawings and paintings and I was unsure of myself. Card making started to take off in the UK and I thought stamping would satisfy the craftsy side of my personality, having created/made stuff on an off all my life.
Over the last year I started to want to do more and wishing so hard that I had kept up with some of my studies, courses and practising those art skills. So I've been doodling a little, especially flowers and leaves since before Christmas. I know I need a lot of practise. But it is loads of fun and I’m actually enjoying it, which I really did not expect to happen. Personally I think it’s the lovely Sarn’s fault lol! Sharing your awesome tangles with us made something in my brain click lol!Hopefully I will have more time to practise my doodles and sketching when I feel able and if I can improve my decorative painting well enough I will definitely try to create my tribute to Clarice Cliff as I love her bold use of colour.
Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and comment. I really do appreciate it and I hope you get some time to do what you love to do this week ttfn Karen x
Card Paper: a very old blank notepad #
Pencils, charcoal and other #
# VOS + 10 years old