A bit of a jumbled post today because I have been up to lots of different things this week. Let's start with the drawing!
Yesterday I went into London with my friend Sian to go to the V&A museum and draw. I havn't sat down and done some proper observation drawing for ages so it was really good to get my pen and paper out and practice some. We wandered around for quite a bit before hand and eventually settled on drawing some bottles and things in the glassware section. I love drawing bottles. They are so satistying.
I would also like to mention that the food hall in the V&A is also worth going to! Some of the food is really expensive but I had a hummous wrap with chickpea salad and cucumber salad which was really nice (and one of the cheaper things) Also they give you massive portions! Always good. As we were eating I kept being reminded about the book 'Clara Button and the Magical Hat Day' that I own. It's a kids book about a little girl who goes to the V&A museum. Theres a really beautiful double page spread in there of the food hall- big round sparkly chandeliers and all!
What else have I been up to this week? Well, I ordered a book called 'Palm Sized Softies,' which arrived the other day and which I have already made a couple of things from in my spare time. I used to sew a lot when I was younger and have recently been wanting to get back into it. I thought this book had a lot of fun projects in it that wouldn't take too long. I really want to get comfortable with making different shaped animal heads so that I can create my own patterns.
I made this pink chihuahua with striped ears and goggly eyes. I'm not sure the beads work so well for eyes- they stick out rather a lot. I'm thinking I need to get my hands on some of those safety eyes...
... and I made this 'goat.' I say 'goat' because I think it looks more like a lamb to be honest. I think it's pretty cute anyway even if it does have slightly wonky eyes. I like it better than the chihuahua.
To make these two little animals I used felt. I got a load of felt for Christmas which I hadn't used yet. It was the perfect time to get it out!
|rainbow colours! My mum bought these in a Japanese shop in Dubai.|
|I love the caption on these packets of felt!|
|a commission I was working on. Finished now.|
|beginning of the commission.|
|these books took me hours and hours to make!|
|as you can see there were a lot of books in this set. All labelled!|
|flowers from Henry|
|My little Barney|