5 min Tea Break – 2019 Art Project

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Happy New Year to you and your family. 2018 was a great year for me in many ways. My children’s story, Glub was published by Little Goblins’ Books and I had the pleasure of reading my Cornling’s stories at 3 Wishes Fairy Fest. 

2019 is going to be great, I hope to continue to work on my forthcoming titles and have many more ideas that are just taking shape. 

But I want to talk to you about a little project that I will be working on alongside my work and I have titled it the ‘5 Min Tea Break’, the idea being that every day of 2019 I will take just 5 mins of my day to draw my tea!

I absolutely love tea and drink it everyday, this is a great little warm up drawing to get me started with the added bonus that I will have a cup of tea to drink when I have finished. Some of them, like my first one of the year (shown above) will be drawing from observation and some of them will be more like my new logo (below) which will be more whimsical. 

My hope is that at the end of the year I will have improved drawing from observation and turning my observational drawings into better planned out whimsical drawings. I hope that it will reduce the amount of procrastinating that I do when I sit with my sketchbook, the hardest thing to draw is usually the first thing because its hard to decide what to draw first. Once the first doodle of the day is finished the rest usually flow much easier, like stretching before you do any exercise helps you perform better.

You can follow my progress on my instagram feed where I will post to my story, unedited phone snaps each day. They won’t be perfect and sometimes they wont even be pretty but I hope you enjoy seeing them regardless. 

Have a wonderful 2019 

Samantha x

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100 Circles Challenge 

I love to draw and to paint, especially in watercolour and ink. But life gets hectic and as much as I would like to improve my artistic abilities there just never seems to be enough hours in the day.

In an attempt to get drawing everyday I have decided to start a 100 circle challenge. I have drawn out 100 circles in my sketchbook and I am hoping to fill one each day. One small circle is a much less intimidating challenge than aiming to create a whole new piece each day.

I am currently on day 9 and some days I have only been able to spend a minute or two drawing but I am making sure I fill a circle everyday. You can follow the journey on my Instagram account if you would like to see my drawings, they are by no means masterpieces but they are fun! 
Join in the challenge too if you would like to give yourself a challenge. Happy drawing, Samantha xxx