I've always wanted to draw a chicken but nothing ever came of it. Finally, last week, I spent the whole day drawing this huge black-and-white chicken in my Moleskine sketchbook, ànd doing the lettering. Now I'm figuring out what I will draw on the opposite page. I've already got some ideas!
Some months ago I started a new project: immortalizing important objects in our lives. No deadline, no stress and I'll see what comes out of it! In November, I posted a first object, namely a kelim. I bought it when I was in Istanbul in the seventies and it's one of those things with a sentimental value. This time, as you can see below, I made a drawing of a vintage camera. It's an important object in my husband's life who is a photographer. This camera was his first. I only used a fine black pigment liner and the challenge was to achieve the various grades of shading.
I could make it through 2020, in a large part because of you, my blog and Instagram friends. Thank you for your friendship! Let us all hope that 2021 will be a normal year again. I'm a positive person and I tend to look at the bright side of life but the last weeks of 2020 took their toll on me. I want to take this opportunity to start fresh with you and wish you love and hope in the new year!
I've been busy, working in my second dotted grid journal. In my first one, I used black and yellow (see my post of some weeks ago). In this one, it's black and orange, sometimes adding a little turquoise. Working in this notebook really has a soothing effect on me and I can recommend it to anyone who has the lockdown blues!
I'm immortalizing important objects in my life. When I was 19 years old I made an adventurous trip to Afghanistan. Along the way, in the pasar in Istanbul, I bought this so-called kelim. Its actual colors have faded, but for this color pencil drawing I've brightened them up!
I love folk art and ethnic art. For this small embroidery piece, I was inspired by Peruvian art. These figures can be seen on ancient ceramics. This kind of embroidery is called 'needle painting', so painting with a needle. It is the ideal stitch for filling up large areas.
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