I always get tons of drawings from the kids at preschool and I love their colourful and imaginative drawings! Today as I watched some of them draw I felt the sudden urge to draw something myself 🙂 So I drew a few children characters and I’m gonna let them represent my preschool, where I love working 😀
When I was a child my parents used to read to me a lot, these were moments I really cherished and many of the books they read are still to this day books that I enjoy, for example I love Elsa Beskow’s The Sun Egg! At the preschool where I work I often read to the children and one thing has caught my attention – how many crappy children’s books there are out there! I mean of course there are a lot of good books too, but there are also surprisingly many that, in my eyes, are poorly written and filled with fantasy-killing illustrations. This made me think of the books that were read to me as a child and I had the thought that I might bring some of them to the preschool and read them for the children.
Another idea also saw the light of day as I continued to think about this, as some of you may know I really enjoy both writing and drawing and as I sat there thinking about all the books that I didn’t like, this thought popped up in my head: What if I would write and illustrate a fairytale? What if maybe I could do a little book? Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not trying to say that I will go ahead and create some sort of masterpiece, but all this thinking about children’s stories and how much I loved reading them and looking at the beautiful illustrations really made me excited about trying it out myself!
So this past week I’ve been trying to come up with characters and an idea for the storyline to build on. I’ve come up with a few characters, the story however is taking a bit longer.. but that’s alright with me, I’m in no specific rush and essentially I’m doing this project for me. Because it’s something fun and exciting to try out.
Anyways. I haven’t gotten very far but I’m enjoying the process of coming up with ideas and even though it’s hard not to come up with too many ideas, it’s also an interesting experience. Now however it is getting very late and I should be off to bed. I might keep you a little bit updated as the story comes along, if it comes along indeed.. 😉
Did any of your parents read to you? What books did you enjoy as a child?
So.. even though I was quite happy with how the tattoo I drew the other day turned out, I felt like I wanted to take on something a bit more.. intricate. I like the other tattoo and it is meant to be simple like that, but then I saw a photo of such a beautiful rose that I just had to try and make it into a tattoo. And here it is! I must admit I am very happy with how it turned out.
So… what did you think? Should I maybe go into business? 😉 Haha nope, I doubt it. But it is sure fun to try out! Did you know that the name Vincent means will win in Latin? Pretty rad name if you ask me 😉
So today I got a request to draw a proposal for a tattoo by a guy at the course I’m currently attending. First I thought; What? Me? I’ve never done anything like that. But I decided to give it a try and here is the result.
He wanted to get this tattoo as a tribute to his son, which I think is kind of sweet. And at least you know you wouldn’t regret such a tattoo.. I don’t know a lot of people who stops loving their kids 😉
I’ll tattoo the name of my loved ones on my heart,
I love scrapbooking and fiddling with pictures, lyrics and other memorable stuff. But I wonder why they call it scrapbooking? Anyway, I am currently working on a scrapbook and it’s a nice thing to do when you find yourself a bit bored or when you feel like you just Have to do something creative with your hands 😛
What do you think of scrapbooking, is it something that you do? Or something you’d consider doing? What do you do otherwise when and if you feel like doing something crafty or creative?
Scrap away 😉
A few days ago I showed you an unfinished drawing/illustration that I promised myself to finally finish this week – and yesterday I did!
What do you think, do you like it?
Painting myself a world less grey than this one,
To follow up on my last post, yesterday when I rummaged through my old stuff I also found some old selfportraits. I don’t know if you ever got to do this in school but when I went to primary school we got to draw our portrait every year – something I, as a creative child liked very much! Question is however, would any of you have been able to tell that I’d be able to draw more than stick figures when I grew up, when you see these? 😉
Nine years old. A lot more detailed but I look like I was attending the Octoberfest…? haha ^^ I must say however that I am quite impressed with my signature in this picture. 😛 Click to see larger version.
So there you go, what do you think? Is there a hidden talent hiding in the depths of the drawings…? Hahahahh… well, maybe not Picasso after all 😉
Trying is learning and learning is trying,