Unlike many of my fellow bloggers I'm not what you'd call a prolific quilter, crocheter or knitter. I do a little now and again but that's as far as it goes.
For several years I have been doodling and sketching with the idea that one day I'd like to create an art journal, logging my life - holidays, cooking, family, nature to name but a few. Today I met up again with a lady who has just had published a non fiction book about her life sailing around Leigh on Sea. I am so in awe of her and told her that I would love to write - albeit an article, a column or even a book one day. I also said how I enjoy my sketching and art journalling as well as blogging, and she said "Pat you're halfway there and you're being very derogatory about yourself, you just have to go for it - don't think you might do it, just do it". So - I'm going for it.
I get my inspiration from various books, the internet and You Tube. It's exciting and I'm enjoying the challenge. I'm only in the practicing stage at the moment with a few sketches here and there but from "little acorns" as they say.
I was inspired a couple of years ago when I saw the work of my dear blogging friend Connie at Crafty Home Cottage - take a look she's so talented.
I sometimes draw from photos I've taken
and it's giving me so much pleasure
I took a photo of this picture hanging in the wall of a pub and then sketched it at home.
Well, after taking the plunge to post these, I've definitely got my mojo back
and now keen to pursue it even more.