Daffodil doodles…

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So last weeks #daphnerosainbloom was all about drawing the daffodil & enjoying working in my sketchbook again & this week seems to have taken a similar route.

daffodil sketchbook

This week seems to have disappeared in a flash so when Thursday came around & I realised I hadn’t made any daffodils yet I had a mini panic & jumped in the studio to get going. As mentioned in last weeks post – here – I wasn’t entirely sure what material I wanted to use for the flower this month but I had seen a lot of paper daffodils across social media so thought I’d give crepe paper a go. Now when I say it didn’t go very well that may be a little of an understatement! As I have mentioned before I am definitely not a paper flower making expert & I proved this to myself in my first attempts! I am realising that I definitely like working with sturdier materials, I’m not so good at the delicate, finicky stuff…

So instead of stressing myself out forcing myself to do something I wasn’t enjoying or that wasn’t proving very successful I jumped back into the sketchbook & carried on drawing. I have spent a lot of time when running the business doing what I thought I should or what others have dictated & recently I’ve decided to try & make positive decisions with regards to the work I am completing, reminding myself I am the boss after all, I can effectively do what I like… & the project is the perfect place to put this into action too as its whole purpose is to allow me the freedom to be creative with no other agenda…

It was then that I decided that this month I would take the radical decision to not make any flowers at all… I realised that I was really enjoying developing my drawing skills & that this could be the product of my experiments this month,  just a 2d flower instead. I didn’t want to just spend the rest of the month drawing with the same pen though so I began to look at the flower & how I could experiment with other media…

Adding paint to the flower itself was not only fun but also gave me inspiration for how to add colour to my drawings which is something I want to develop in the week ahead. I used to love using collage & mixed media in my work which is where I can see me focussing my efforts going forward, stay tuned!

daffodil drawing7

I have also decided that I would like to support the charity Marie Curie this month as March is the month of their Great Daffodil Appeal. For those who don’t know Marie Curie nurses offer vital care and support to people living with a terminal illness in the comfort of their own homes. As my focus this month is the daffodil it seemed a great opportunity to do something to support their appeal so my aim is to have a print of one of my drawings that you can purchase, with all profits going to the cause. All details available next week so click the follow button at the bottom to stay up to date & grab your chance to buy something pretty & give to charity at the same time, win win! Find out how you can get involved in raising money for Marie Curie here.

As part of the print I’d like to include some lettering so have been practising with a quote from The Imitation Game which I watched recently – seriously good – I’d love to know what you think of my efforts, let me know you’re favourite in the comments… I think I’ll probably go with something a little less wordy for the print but I just loved the sentiment…

Practice makes perfect as they say!

Kate

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