Sunday, 24 March 2013

Handmade Monday 109

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This week, I've been concentrating on drawing.  I've finally discovered the versatility of Promarkers - I had heard people getting all enthusiastic about these but I hadn't realised how good they were to use.  My daughter has done some gorgeous cute cat illustrations using them and it opened my eyes to the potential of marker pens.  So I had a go...

I love the colours

I'm also working on my line drawings for digital stamps - I expect to be able to have a few of these ready for download in the next few weeks.  I'm trying to make life easier for myself and work on A4 paper so it's easy to scan!

I obviously have a bit of a thing for shed shapes!

There was also good news on the sewing/design front - remember the sofa clock?

sofa clock

They're using it again in another magazine so are paying me again for it.  How lovely!  It isn't as much as the initial fee (it isn't very much at all, actually!) but it does feel rather nice to have a surprise payment for something I've already been paid for once!

So, what have you been doing this week?  As usual, please...

23 comments:

tillymintboutique said...

Lovely drawing and great news on the clock!

Natalie Jones said...

My Mum always uses Promarkers for her card making ans she swears by them. Great drawings!

Ali said...

Nice bright colours from the Promarkers, not heard of them before. Congrats on the sofa clock feature!

knitnrun4sanity said...

As it has taken you no more time any extra money is surely a bonus. Congratulations :) Loving the bright colours on your art work. With this dull weather nice to see a bit of colour.

Blue Forest Jewellery said...

Those colours look really vibrant! Congrats on the bit of luck with the sofa clock.

Have a good week,
Alison

Simmi said...

Gorgeous drawings! Can't wait to see them as stamps :-) Always nice to be paid unexpectedly too! Simmi x

Planet Penny said...

I love those images, a hint of summer days...if only!

Little Harriet said...

Love the drawings, you really are multi talented!

Picto said...

Great news on the clock payments and the magazine exposure. Pro markers are great to work with, you can get such a lovely range of colours.

Jan x

Karen said...

Great news about the clock! Being paid again is a bonus.

Lyn said...

Love the beach hut and congrats on the second mag feature of the sofa clock (not surprised - it's lovely).

Highland Monkey's said...

Well done on having another feature in a magazine, not suprised really your work is lovely.

Jenny said...

I love the sofa clock!

Gertie said...

I love the shed drawings. You are so talented !!!!

Great news about your sofa clock.

Gertie x

Fiddly Fingers said...

I love your drawings and what good news about the sofa clock :)

CHRISTMAS PIE CRAFTS said...

Well done on the surprise payment - all payments are welcome, but surprise ones even more so. I love the shed drawing. I have always felt I should give Promarkers a try, never have but I might have to re-think that. Hope you have a good week.

Free Spirit Designs said...

Oooh i love the marker drawing! V tempted to have a go with those, the colours have come out so beautifully!

That's great news about the clock! More well deserved recognition for your skills :) x

Lilly's Mom said...

The sofa clock is adorable! What a cute idea. I love your cards, too. Have a wonderful week :) Pat

Tonna @ USS Crafty said...

Thanks for hosting!

Helen said...

Great news on the clock payment. Every little helps!

AliceAndFlorence said...

Love your drawings, especially the shed one... and you are right the colours are gorgeous! I have heard of the promarkers, I think I shall have to get some. If my little drawings came out anywhere nearly as good as yours I would be very happy! Congrats on your second sofa clock feature too!

Bev Newman said...

I love the beach hut and shed and I really wouldn't have known you'd used marker pens the finish is so good. Well done on getting the sofa published again, the feedback in CraftSeller has been really positive so not surprised they've decided to re-use it. After all quality speaks for itself x

Handbags by Helen said...

Such a cool drawing. Wish I could draw like that