This time last year.

…I wasn’t drawing at all. We all went on holiday and I packed one of the numerous, small sketchbooks that Myles had desperately bought in attempt to get me drawing again. I sat outside late one evening and stared at the page, what on earth would I draw? I drew what I knew best, my family.
Here’s to lots more drawing. And here’s to all those artists who have become sidelined, side tracked, ignored, undermined, ripped off or for those who will never be huge or famous or published.
Just keep drawing.


Posted on June 30, 2011, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 36 Comments.

  1. I haven’t picked up a sketchbook in ages.
    The blank page is simply too terrifying for me….
    I look at your posts, and long for the confidence I once had. If I only knew where to start.

    Thanks for picking up the sketchbook a year ago – look at all we’d be missing out on if you hadn’t.

  2. Here here, and ur drawings bring a smile to ny face every time x

  3. Well… a whole year has gone by eh… and look at you now… I am so glad Myles is so encouraging… that’s just so lovely… you are very special and so very talented and loving… your mum, I am sure, is so very proud of you my love.

    “And here’s to all those artists who have become sidelined, side tracked, ignored, undermined, ripped off or for those who will never be huge or famous or published… Just keep drawing.”

    Beautiful sentiments… and I couldn’t have put it better myself… yes… keep creating… always… it’s the most positive thing we can ever contribute… to ourselves, to our children, and to the world…

    I have no doubt that in years to come… your own children will treasure these notebooks with great love and pride… xxx

    • That’s it in a nutshell and what I was missing so terribly, it’s part of me to draw, it always has been, its great to see my lot already leaving their marks on the house in various mediums! Myles is very much creative like me and we would be miserable if we were’nt making something. It’s lovely that you’re stopping by and I love to read your comments. There’s a big creative gene in our family πŸ™‚ Keep it up !

  4. These are just lovely! You do seem to have a gift! Keep up the awesome work!

  5. You have a great talent . Love those drawings. I used to draw but not as much anymore. Nice to see someone who keeps the passion alive.

  6. Congrats for being a prolific poster from another! Your sketches are wonderful …

  7. Thank heavens you did start again. And three cheers to Myles for encouraging you.

    P.S. WHat’s Gruff doing upside down on the couch arm? πŸ˜€

    • He knows me so well, he deserves a medal for putting up with me over the years. I believe Gruff is seeing how the floor looks from an upside down angle ;P

  8. your drawings are amazing and so full of life! they are inspiring and i want to hang them on my wall! and maybe start drawing again…:)

  9. love this – love your blog. Thanks so much, your posts are a reliable pleasure every day πŸ™‚

  10. Well done for being a prolific poster. I love your work.

  11. I can’t believe its been a year – I’ve loved your blog for a long time and hope you keep drawing (and I secretly wish I had a smidge of your talent)

    Keep up the good work Doodle!

  12. Very glad you picked up the sketchbook. I always take mine on holiday, but never come up with anything like you. Not that that’s going to stop me, of course.

    • And nor should you let it either…..I’d love to see some drawings. πŸ™‚ Thank you for giving me the opportunity to illustrate some work for you. x

  13. Congrats on sticking with it for a whole year. My wife and I enjoy the drawings every day!

  14. Well done on documenting this small universe that is your family. It all goes by so quickly and those day to day things are lost as the kids seem to change by the second. I look at your blog every day and regularly having a laugh at a similar event happening to my family. Years from now you will pull out those sketchbooks and the memories will come flooding back. Of course the tradition of recounting embarassing events for each child at their 21st birthday party will be far easier for you now!

  15. Congrats on your 10 prolific bloggers recognition! πŸ˜‰
    It’s been a hectic week and I’m now catching up with everyone.
    Happy weekend to you! πŸ™‚

  16. I’ve been away from my blog, my sketchbook, and computer. Just spotted this and wanted to let you know what an inspiration your drawings are to this mom, mired in the minutiae of everyday life. Thanks!

  17. Just came across this post – and find it brilliant and touching. Keep going and keep drawing! πŸ™‚

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