If anybody has been on facebook or twitter this week you may have seen my animals ambling by! My new found creative style was a bit of a happy accident, after I’d made an elephant treasury on Etsy I decided to get a biro out and start my new sketchbook with a quick sketch and was pleasantly surprised by the results. Then I thought I’d better try a few other baby animals to check it wasn’t just a fluke, and again I was surprised that this was a new quick illustration style that I like, and am now beginning to make them into cards and illusrations. I also want to try making one into a gocco print for notebooks, clothing and art prints – what do you think?
I’ve been feeling a bit blue recently with my diabetes playing up more than usual, being fed up with the flat and my recovery regressing by about 1-2 months resulting in increased pain. When I’m feeling a bit down it’s time for something creative to distract me and cheer me up so over the past week I’ve been making some more booties with left over bits of fabric. It wasn’t intentional but my mood has clearly influenced my creative choices as they all seem to be blue, and have flowers on them – well I guess despite the weather it is nearly summer and the flowers should be bright and cheery.
Off to get out of the flat now, enjoy the rest of your Sunday whatever your plans.
I’ve decided that my time might be more productive if I do tasks in bulk, so I spent a good day just cutting out patterns from my stack of fabric which was also more economical with the fabric as I could get as many patterns out as possible but also highlights which colours I’m running low on (yes with my fabric obsession it’s difficult to imagine me running out of any fabric!) Now time to start sewing, so if there are any colour requests before they start going into my shops then please let me know.