Thursday, 28 October 2010

Little but often

I have just bought Michael Nobbs' ebook, Sustainable Creativity , and am trying to apply one of the main principles of the book, which is little and often can add up to big results.

So whenever I have a few moments, I have been making a point of doing some drawings. Sharing them with you is my way of celebrating the progress.

This is an ornate street light in Brighton. Did another drawing, with a much less wonky lamppost, but somehow it lacked the charm of the first drawing. So here is the imperfect version!

Next is a street sign post, aka an urban tree. I love these, with all their messy, torn stickers and multiple signs.

Lastly is a diary drawing I made when I couldn't sleep. I got up to make a cup of tea and noticed all the grapes had fallen off the stalk overnight.

It's titled "Something ugly has happened to the grapes". Felt a very fitting title at that ungodly hour...

In other news, have been doing lots more work on new prints, that will be available through my Etsy shop shortly. Nearly there...

And I cannot wait for White Night in Brighton this weekend. Is such a fantastic, creative event, with so many venues opening and so much to see. I am particularly looking forward to Kabinets of Wonder, with the travelling caravans and their costumed models for life drawing. The only worry is how long I can actually stay awake, as I am much more of a lark than night owl. Hopefully there will be some drawings to come from that.


  1. I love the shapes of the grape drawing. There's probably some clever pun about grapes and night-time and stalking, but I don't quite know what.
    Emily x

  2. Thanks Emily! The pun evades me too right now!

  3. Sending love for the first drawing - wishing there was a group for 10 min sketching to keep me on the path :) Michael's book is fab - keep scrolling through it.

  4. Hi Louise, Little and often is a wonderful idea! I found you through twitter and Mike's tweet. I like your drawings and these are particularly fun!

  5. Love the urban tree (and the upward-looking views).