Ive returned to my drawing journal... it probably wont be used everyday but i love carrying it around with me...these two pages were the results after sitting alone in a cafe for about an hour and a half last week...



Sia and i did a magazine and sweets swap - which meant i get to read Blueprint for the first time!! And try these wonderful Dutch sweets which could have come straight out of Charlies factory!!!

my current inspirations:

david maisels stunning photographs taken from the air (found thru dear ada)

paulas summer flowers...

still lifes from Jen


oh yes, and ive changed my name (blog)!!!
Ive been wanting to change it for so long and it seems too late for a drastic change so i am now called 'hand' .... :)

14 Comments:

  1. kelly said...
    hello hand...this says everything it needs to because yours are the source of all the wonderful things you create julie! i was v non-observant + didn't realise until i reached the bottom of your post though! i remember you saying a while back that you wanted to change the blog name...it's a tricky one because i myself often think i wished i chose a different name but in the eagerness to set it up it was all i could come up with : )

    so pleased that you're back into your drawing journal...i love seeing your work on squared paper.

    enjoy your treats...those sweets really compliment the blueprint cover colours.
    off now to check out your links. happy tuesday! xxx
    risa said...
    hi hand! i adore sketchbooks. i hope you continue more pages!!!
    marsha said...
    i love your sketchbook! and the treats look delicious!
    Uschi said...
    I love your drawings (heehee, Arne Jacobsen chairs rule the world..)It's so much fun to sketch down all the little things around you without the need to deliver a "full" work.
    I have to think about your new name for a while....currently I just miss the second part....it was so common..;))
    maditi said...
    your journal drawings are beautiful!!
    david maisels photography is amazing - found it yesterday too :)
    and congrats on the new name!!!
    shari said...
    a new name and a return to your sketchbook. perfect. those aerial photos are stunning and of course i adore paula and jen's photos too. xoxo
    wendy said...
    If I sat outside a cafe with a book and pencil it would still be empty when i left.
    Chara Michele said...
    I like your drawing journal... such a great way to pass some time:)
    emily said...
    i love the notion of a drawing journal - and your drawings are lovely.

    congratulations on your new name!
    cruststation said...
    Must be hard changing name after such a long time :) Love your sketches at the cafe and the wonderful mail from Sia.
    cally said...
    hello 'hand' glad I checked in today, i've made sure and update to new slimline name on my links list. it suits you.
    gracia said...
    A new name, and a grand new name at that. 'Hand' seems the perfect, simple choice. The perfect name for a blog which showcases all your drawings.

    see you, g
    simple me said...
    hello hand!

    good to know that you returned to your journal. love when you line draw on top of other drawings. have you ever tried to look at the shape or form the whole thing "gives" you? or just look at some details but forgetting about what is contained in the drawing like empty spaces for example? do you see other interesting forms?

    so, so happy that I could send you some flowers :)
    amisha said...
    blueprint is so fun, isn't it? i like it more and more each issue. and those sweets! oh my :)
    i love seeing these pages from your sketchbook. and the new name is perfect! i was wondering about that when i saw it in my bloglines :)
    xo

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