I learnt a big fat creative lesson recently. As you know, I have been doing a doodle a day for the past few weeks. So far I have drawn frogs, dogs, bees and spiders. A few weeks ago, I decided to go off-piste and make something up. So I drew this: Er, except… I almost didn’t.… Continue reading A big fat creative lesson
I opened my notebook yesterday to take one more ridiculously small step towards creativity and this little character came out! He's a small guy but he has BIG thoughts. Quote: Wallace D. Wattles, author of The Science of Getting Rich.
Hello. Remember me?! Sorry I've been so quiet lately. Before Christmas consumes me, I thought I'd better post an update! The reason I've been a bit preoccupied lately is due to the hairy dog I drew way back in May. A friend very kindly put him on a t-shirt and a mug for me as a gift,… Continue reading My new business… possibly
Remember those dog doodles I did recently? Well, I am now the proud owner of a new mug! Awww... I'll take him to work and chat to him whenever my brain is fried. (He looks like he might understand.)
I am experimenting with having more fun with my creativity – just doing things for the heck of it really, just cos it makes me smile. Today I drew some dogs. A long dog… A hairy dog… An angry dog… And a surprised dog… What I love about quick doodles like this is that, within… Continue reading Today I drew some dogs
Do you know why I love spending time with my nieces and nephews (aside from the fact that I love them to bits and they give life-enhancing hugs?) It’s because if you spend time with children - watch them jump and dance and sing - pretty soon your inner child will be itching to join in too.… Continue reading Want to be more creative? Release your inner child
Drawing my first doodle in years had an unexpected effect on me. For the rest of the day, it made me smile! I have taken this as a sign: I need more of this 'silliness' in my life! So this morning I drew a bow-legged bird...
Fellow 30 Day Challenger Richard Pettit has started a Wish of the month blog. Last month he cycled to work and back (this was no ordinary commute; it was a round trip of over 50 miles.) This month he’s bravely learning to street dance. Pondering what my wish would be, especially in light of my… Continue reading Little doodle: my first hedgehog
My first postcard designs have come back from Moo.com! (Cue big grin). I have always wanted to create a product I can sell. When I was a kid I told my mum I wanted to sell cups of tea to passing drivers. (See - entrepreneurial from an early age.) Sadly, my business plan was slightly… Continue reading I’ve finally done something I’ve always wanted to do!
My mum was clearing out her loft at the weekend and she discovered a bag full of art she’d kept from when I was a kid. I thought I’d share some of it with you. Here is one of my earliest works, aged 3 ½ (not sure what inspired the squiggly thing to the right… Continue reading What I drew when I was a child