|'Peace Bridge, Derry/Londonderry' - Watercolour paint spatters & Indian Ink|
This week I've got something a little different from my normal subject matter. These are two pieces that I was asked to do by my mum in the style of the Big Skies, Little Planet illustrations. She's a member of a Women's Institute (W.I) and they are looking for small gifts to give to the members of a visiting Institute later in the year. She had shown the committee my fridge magnets and suggested giving out fridge magnets with illustrations of landmarks in Derry, my home town.
I don't do architectural/structural drawings (whimsical imaginary cottages don't count!) so this was a bit of a challenge for me. I wanted them to still be in the same quirky style of illustration but also to be recognisable as the landmarks they are. It did take me a couple of attempts before I was happy with the Peace Bridge but I think they turned out okay.
Watercolour paint spatters & Indian Ink
Mum has given them to the committee so now I'm just waiting to hear back. I don't suppose that nepotism will come into it as mum doesn't have any sway over what they decide, unfortunately!! Still, fingers crossed, and if nothing else it got me out of my comfort zone to try drawing something slightly different from normal.
I've been working on a couple of other things for both the Christmas craft fair and the Christmas Art Exhibition both being held in Caithness Horizons but they're all still works in progress so more on those to follow.
The other thing I did this week was recreate a design that I had created a couple of years ago and which I had tattooed onto my back with the words 'Art & Soul'. I decided it would fit as a sort of logo for my blog/shop/business cards and so over the next wee while I'll set about adding it to all my stationery and whatnot. I added it to the back of a card I sold on Etsy this week and I quite like how it looks!
That's all my news for this week. Quite a short post by my standards! Winter has set in early up in the Highlands and the computer is in the only room in the house that the previous owners didn't put a radiator in so it's kinda cold and I don't want to hang about too long up here!
I'm linking to Paint Party Friday and will visit other blogs, old and new, over the weekend on my tablet from the warmth of the sun room downstairs!