Friday, 16 January 2015

Drawing Again

Hello Lovelies,
This week I've been inspired to get out my sketchbook, for the first time in ages........


Looking inside I can see that the last A4 drawing ( well collage and drawing)  I did was back in February last year........


That was a drawing of a walk....as was my first attempt at a return to drawing  ( back in 2013)  HERE

 The thing that had inspired me to pick up my pencils this time was also seen on a recent walk.
I was very taken with this unusual cottage and mentioned in THIS post how I could just imagine it in summer....with it's roses flowering around the door............


So on Wednesday I started sketching....then drawing......then going over my drawing with a fine pen....as I usually do.

Here I've just started the best bit...the colouring in...........

 and the roses were one of the first things I did :0)

I've been feeling a bit rubbish this week....with a chesty cough and aching muscles. So yesterday I decided against joining my beloved group walk this week. I was so sad to miss out.....but rather glad to be indoors colouring when the heavy showers passed through...........


It was very plesant to sit quietly with my pencils and draw summer.

Here's the finished picture....Ta-Dah.........

 You can click on the photo to make it bigger.

I had a lot of fun with this ...I totally made up the setting....though I did include the church which was in the same village....just not where I drew it............


I put in a figure....I'm not great at drawing people, but I do like to see them in a picture...so I gave it a go..........

 and a post box, and a line full of washing, with pretty rooftops behind.

To the left of the cottage I added my bike, and a garden, with butterflies on the Buddlia..........


I love how the cottage turned out, pretty much exactly as I had imagined it..........


 With it's colourful pots and window box, the door open, ready for visitors to step inside. Tom Tit perched proudly on the chimney pot.

and his mate perched delicately in the roses.....this was a fluke...I drew a rose that ended up looking more like a bird ....so it became one :0)



 Having a cheerful picture to show for my missed miles helps reduce my frustration greatly. It makes me smile........


I do hope it makes you smile too.
Jacquie x

58 comments:

  1. Yes it did make me smile,especially on a winters morning. Don't hide it away keep it in view and remember summer days!

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  2. I am in awe of your beautiful drawing talent. I think you could become a very successful artist Jacquie! Seriously. I see a line of greeting cards, calendars and such with your very cheerful drawings. You did indeed make me smile and wish I could draw even a line a well as you do. I hope you are feeling well again very soon. It seems to be a common thread round the world of winter colds and coughs.
    Blessings,
    Betsy

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  3. Your drawing is so lovely! I so love your blog! Your pictures always fill my mind with nice pictures and remind me that time I was in England and in a way they always bring me back when I look at them! thank you! xoxo ftom Greece, Evanthia

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  4. So nice to see you drawing again. You must have missed it!

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  5. I love your style of drawing Jacquie you have a real talent. All the little details really make all the difference . Hope you are feeling a bit better too. Have a good weekend :0) xx

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  6. Incredible ..... and a breath of fresh air on this dull grey and wet morning!
    I hope you feel better soon x
    love Jooles x x x

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  7. So adorable!! You could be a childrens book illustrator. Your style remids me of my little ones favorite book. Peek a Boo by janet and allan ahlberg. Check it out!!

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  8. That picture is wonderful, you always inspire me
    Julie xxxxxxx

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  9. Aw thats gorgeous, as its my birthday I'd love to be spending the night in that little cottage, sitting next to the fire sipping tea and eating birthday cake.....I wish! X

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  10. Happy sketching! They are great..... :) xxx

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  11. What a lovely drawing! Or is it called a sketch? I have NO talent when it comes to drawing, so I am afraid I am not very good with the terminology. But I do know what I like, and I do like this. Hope you are feeling better soon...:)

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  12. What a lovely, lovely picture Jacquie. I used to paint and draw a long time ago and seeing your picture inspires me to draw again. I love the roses and the birds.

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  13. I always read your blog but haven't always left comments but I have to leave one today. I adore your picture and I would love to be walking past that cottage right now. You have captured England so well in it, from the cottage, the rose's, the letter box, line of washing etc. The colours are gorgeous and I love your style of drawing. I hope you continue to draw more you have a great talent. Maybe you could design your own cards or even transfer this for cross stitch its a gorgeous picture and has certainly made me smile this morning. Hope you feel better soon I have had this throat bug for weeks dreaded thing. dee x

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  14. This would make a lovely line of greetings cards and calendars! More drawings please !
    Sorry your unwell and couldn't go on your walk :(
    Frankie
    http://www.knitwits-owls.blogspot.co.uk/?m=1

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  15. Hello, I have been a quiet follower for some months now. But like some other peeps above, this sweetest little picture made me want to send a big hellloooooo and thank you. Your illustrations reminded me of childhood story books and made me heart smile. Have a lovely day and keep drawing (I would buy one). xx

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  16. Wonderful drawing, you're really really good! That cottage is lovely, but you made it look even lovelier... great job! ; )
    Wish you a nice weekend! xx

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  17. Hi Jacquie. I really love your drawing and wanted to say it really made me smile too. Why not link it up on my blog today so others can share your smiles too? I'd really love you to.
    Hugs,
    Annie x

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  18. Wonderfully done Jacquie!! I hope you'll pull out your sketchbook more often!

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  19. It's a lovely drawing, it looks like the cover of a book I'd like to read! xx

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  20. I love your picture, ik makes me happy!

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  21. How lovely is that. I think I could live there :)

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  22. I love your blog. It is so refreshing to find someone else who loves to draw and colour and is willing to share it. Thank you for always reminding me of the simple pleasure of drawing and playing with coloured pencils. My times spent colouring and painting with my children are precious memories and a simple way to foster togetherness while being creative. Even if I haven't drawn a picture myself today, seeing your work on my blogreader with your delightful subjects and colours have left me with a smile and feeling good. :-)

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  23. I love your drawings! They are so full of color :)
    shan

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  24. Lovely to see you drawing again, but sorry to hear you've not been feeling well. Wishing you a happy weekend. x

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  25. Beautiful drawing ... you are amazingly talented! Hope you feel better soon.

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  26. Most definitely a smile here! Get well soon! x I knew I remembered that house! lol Turned out beautifully. I too seem to draw in spells. In the recent past I had joined a group on Flickr where you drew every day (on an index card) and post a picture. Very enjoyable and really keeps you in the habit/practice. Hope you'll be able to join in your group walk the next meet up.x

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  27. The way you draw is amazing!, I just love the colours and everything, it's really cheered up my grey and wet Fridayxxx

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  28. An absolutely charming picture - I think you would make a good book illustrator!

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  29. Lovely drawing, you are very talented. Hope you are better very soon x

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  30. Lovely picture I so wish I could draw. I do love to colour in pictures and that is so much easier. It brought a smile to my face and makes me think of lovely story books. As others have said you could be an illustrator. I would love to have it hanging on my wall. I am sorry you are unwell and hope that you feel better very soon. Greeting from Australia

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  31. Beautiful picture!! So glad Tom Tit is back!! Hope you feel better soon, so many bugs around at the mo!! X

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  32. Absolutely lovely. You'll be in competition with your Mum, ha ha.

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  33. Your drawing is FABULOUS! You inspire me to get out my watercolors and create something wonderful. You are very talented! I hope you feel better soon. I know you miss walking. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  34. I love all those personal details in your gorgeous drawing Jacquie. I am sure the owners of the cottage would love to have a copy! I remember when I used to live in my old thatched cottage that people would take photos and some would sit on a field nearby drawing and painting. I would have loved to have seen the finished work and only ever received one copy in the time I was there - she gave me an idea to change the colour of the roses that were climbing the walls :-) !! I hope your little bug is over soon, I'm pretty sure I'm also coming down with something - feeling a bit lethargic. Have a good weekend. Chel xx

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  35. It really did make me smile, and makes me dream and long for those long, warm summer days. They feel very far away with the thunder, lightning and hailstones we've had today! I hope your bug passes quickly, mine seems to be clinging on as hard as it can :( xx

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  36. Yay!!!! I love your cheerful drawings. I really think you should try selling them printed as little postcards or something like that. A series of them in little frames on a wall would look lovely.

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  37. I am smiling ... Love you happy little drawing :-)

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  38. Your drawing sure made me smile, it is a beauty and well worth framing too ☺☺

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  39. Oh it's lovely to see you drawing again. Such a lovely thing to do as you weren't well enough for your walk. Keep going that is when you have time and the inclination. :)
    Anne xx

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  40. It more than makes me smile!! I love your pictures!! All of the little details are wonderful and I really like the way that you make all the settings so lovely and include lots of little details - the postbox and washing on the line and so on. Wonderful!! Thank you for sharing. I hope that you are feeling much better again now. xx

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  41. Oh I love your drawing. Do you sell any of them ? I would love to have one here in my livingroom.....

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  42. Your pictures are lovely! you have so much talent. :)

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  43. I love that you finish them with a pen, that is how I like to work with pencils too. They did indeed make me smile. Jo x

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  44. I love your drawing, it is lovely! I'm hopeless when it comes to sketching. I haven't read previous comments so maybe someone has said it, but I bet the cottage owners would love a copy! X

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  45. Здравствуйте! Мне очень нравится ваш творческий блог, но я не знаю английского языка. Please insert a gadget blog TRANSLATE!

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  46. I love your drawing, that house looks just perfect and so inviting, I do wish I could draw.
    I have had a virus that sounds just like you are suffering from, I hope you feel better soon
    Jackie x

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  47. Your drawings are lovely, they always make me smile. they remind me of the work of Janet Ahlberg (my grandchildren's favourite 'The Jolly Postman', which I have been asked to read on every visit for the last 11 years!) Keep drawing Jacqui, I am feeling inspired to go back to painting now!

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  48. Jacqui, I love the drawings that you do. I just wish I was talented enough to have a go. I love how you take inspiration from something you see and then add bits from your imagination. Hope you are now feeling better and able to get out and about with your walking group this week.

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  49. Your lovely drawings always make me smile, I love all the little details you add. I have a stripe sheet just like the one on your washing line :)

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  50. With this lovely draw also in the rainy day enter in our house sun!!!compliments!!

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  51. Oh my goodness I love your drawings, and the little birdie in the tree... so cute! X

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  52. You should write a little illustrated book, this is so cute! I love the detail you've gone into, the cottage looks so much better, maybe you could send a copy to whoever lives there ;-) x

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  53. I read your post above, and thought *GASP* I MISSED A DRAWING!!! I do love your drawing posts, so much. It's absolutely beautiful, as usual. It's hard to pick my favourite parts but I love the bicycle and the washing on the line! :-D

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  54. I love your drawings: so simple and crisp and colorful. They make me want to draw, too, or at least give it a try as I haven't been drawing for ages. Thank you for sharing them. Best wishes :-)

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  55. It does make me smile! I've been playing with fine indelible ink pens then watercolour for a while now. I love the way it turns out, and I love yours too!

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