This weekend i took some time out from 2 commissions to do some drawing...a love these simple pleasures...
Yesterday i stained different types of paper with tea... i really do enjoy this sepia look which gives the paper some depth.
I LOVE Marthas clothes - they all have this simple beauty...the colours and forms are so, so wonderful. A while ago, i saw this girls dress and thought about drawing it... this afternoon was so relaxing and i found some time to sit and draw...


The drawing isnt so great but i would love to try some more of her clothes...

and now im off to learn about david attenboroughs 'silk spinners' in 'life in the undergrowth'...

15 Comments:

  1. shari said...
    i think the drawing is lovely. tea staining is so much fun and has a wonderful effect. martha's clothes always inspire me too. xo
    risa said...
    i love tea-dying. i want to try dying more actual garments of clothing like emily from t he black apple. i love your drawing!
    cruststation said...
    What a beautiful drawing, love the tea staining! Did you let Martha know you drew her dress? She would be so happy that you did.x
    cruststation said...
    PS. I just read your comment on flickr (you did)!!
    UNIFORM Studio said...
    It's perfect. You really captured the life of the linen -how it sort of holds it's shape....
    I love it and am so flattered that you wanted to draw it:)
    Monique Duke said...
    ahhh to find time to sit and draw... I really love the drawing
    AnastasiaC said...
    i love the drawing!! so delicate against the tea dyed paper.
    Coffee granules work well too...
    jen said...
    this is wonderful! perfect combination-a beautiful drawing with the delicate tea stained paper.
    kelly said...
    hi julie! it's good to be back seeing your lovely drawings (i just stopped by 2views too...that blossom WOW!!!) clothes are such a great subject...i can see why you you were inspired. the stained paper adds that something extra as a base to work on. so glad that you paused for some spontaneous drawing...sometimes thats when we can produce our best stuff i think : )
    Feltbug said...
    I think this is a beautiful drawing :)
    Uschi said...
    Oh, it's so much fun to draw creases..And your drawing is lovely, particularly together with the dyed paper : there's much life in it!
    amisha said...
    i love this drawing and the tea-dyed effect. martha's clothes are amazing... every time i see one of her garments my heart skips a beat! your drawing captures that simple beauty so well. xo
    Chara Michele said...
    That drawing is lovely!
    the sapient pig said...
    hey that's lovely! such a nice drawing and the tea staining in such a good idea - i had forgotten all about tea staining, i don't think i've done it since the days of making pirate maps :)
    posy press said...
    i love the drawing! it came out beautifully!

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