Last week our assignment for Raining Umbrellas was to keep a creative journal to write, photograph or draw something each day, no matter how small. Clockwise from top left:
- Instagram photo taken while I was out and about
- Watercolour painting of some flowers
- Sketches of some of the Whimsy Whimsical forest animals that I did while creating yesterday’s blog post
- Close up photos that I took in my garden after a storm – larger photos can be viewed on flickr
The material in the background is some that I chose for the fabric bunting that I’ve been sewing over the past week for the wedding.
Whimsy Whimsical is the Etsy shop of Malaysian illustrator, Chan Yee Von, who is one of my favourite artists. This cute little shop is home to lots of different paper goods, including prints, greeting cards, invitations, stickers and notecards.
I love the handmade quality added with Yee Von’s pen and ink technique, mixed with a soft splash of colour. I also adore the creative way each photo is taken, adding to the whimsical nature of the forest animal stationery series.
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Last week’s challenge for Raining Umbrellas was to create a collage selecting a time in our lives that formed who we are today.
If I had to describe in one word who I was as a child it would be “daydreamer”. I grew up on a farm surrounded by nature, free to explore and let my imagination run wild. I read and wrote a lot, so I was always surrounded by fairies and magic folk, medieval knights and fair maidens, ancient deities, forest critters and more.
These enchanted stories and my love of nature have definitely influenced my creative style and who I am.