Tuesday, 12 October 2021

More drawings

Remembering the colours from my trip to India
Thinking about a simple card
Drawing my favourite mugs and cups
More favourite cups and mugs.

From 100 Days of Drawing by Jennifer Orkin Lewis.
Most of the illustrations are copies of items I own but top right above and top left in the photo above are my own design.
I love bright colours and was particularly pleased with the saris in the memory of India illustration.
If you are on Instagram there are more photos on @jenny_handmade_happiness

My Day in Small Drawings

Matilda Tristram's new, inspiring book
Favourite clothes
Household chores...
and more household chores

It's helpful to have a prompt to get drawings started.

Sunday, 3 October 2021

Drawing every day

I'm enjoying this book
Day 1: Drawing a garland with a face in the middle
Drawing things that make me happy
Things I see when out walking

I bought two books recently and this is one of them. I find having a prompt helps me get on with drawing and painting. I'll talk about the other book in another post.
For more daily paintings you can see jenny_handmade_happiness on Instagram.
In fact since I started posting on Instagram I've neglected to write on this blog. That's a shame because at one time I wrote on this blog every day. That was years ago. I started this blog when I was very busy making things to sell for a show called the Country Living magazine's Show in London.
 
I used to write about hoping and dreaming to have a shop of my own one day instead of selling to other shops and direct to the public.  But shop rents where I lived were so expensive I couldn't imagine being able to turn a profit. It wasn't until I moved to Petersfield many years later that I eventually came across a shop that seemed viable.

My shop called Handmade Happiness in Dragon Street opened and 8 years later was still going. I closed down for good at the start of Covid. I couldn't imagine it continuing. But all through the shop's existence I wrote this blog.
This blog is now 13 years old. Is this a record? It's 13th birthday was on September 22nd.