Made By Mrs M

Holiday Doodles...

Art, Drawing, Painting, SketchbookKate Marsden

So the daily sketchbook thing has completely fallen by the wayside... I've been pretty busy (I know everyone is) but I'm still finding it hard to make a daily sketchbook practice a habit I can stick with. I know I end up with more ideas than I know what to do with when I do do it but...

The little man and I spent a few days with my parents last week and the country air (and ready supply of art materials which I didn't have to take with me) encouraged me to do a little light watercolour painting. The best part was that the small boy joined me in this (he painted a series of jellyfish, as you do), so I now have hope that we may soon reach the point where we can paint and draw together without tantrums (and for more than a couple of minutes!).

Anyway, I painted some ferns...

I found these rather therapeutic to do and I'm considering playing with some fern patterns at some point.

And then the ubiquitous dandelion (you know I don't always pick the prettiest stuff!).

I also painted an octopus but didn't manage to get a very good photo, so you'll have to use your imagination...

I really want to get into the sketchbook habit properly, but I often struggle with the blank page - do let me know if you have any tips for maintaining a sketchbook as a long term project!