Last weeks commute drawings

There is no commute drawing for last sunday because I had a day off to celebrate my grandma’s 86th birthday.

Monday: A pretty dress imaginary polaroid. Inspired by the beautiful dress @ssuuuss had on for her brothers wedding, as seen on her instagram. 🙂

Tuesday: I did not finish tuesdays drawing during my commute, so I posted a work in progress and completed her on the way back home. I love dance.

Wednesday: If you’re wondering if I made a commute drawing today, I sort of did. I was practicing working in Paper on my iPad with my new sensu brush. But I didn’t have enough time (for the majority of my commute I was still eating breakfast) to make anything I want to share. Maybe later!
I got a new sensu brush after losing the one I had somewhere. Fortunately there are several Dutch webshops that offer them now so I don’t have to order from the US and pay an absurd amount of shipping costs (fuck you ThinkGeek) and extra tax costs (Ugh) like with my last one. I’ve now finished the drawing I made, but I don’t think it’s all that good. Still, showing my progress is a good thing! And playing around with different ways of drawing in Paper and seeing how I can best use that app is interesting.

A practice drawing with my new sensu brush (I lost the old one). I'm trying out different ways of drawing in Paper by 53 on my iPad. I see a lot of problems with this drawing, but I did enjoy making it!

Thursday: It took me a while to settle on a subject. Lots of ideas, but none felt like something I wanted to draw. Until I figured I could combine a hunan form with a tree. Presto: Dryad!

A story about a birthday gift

a doll and a dress

This was my favourite doll for a long time when I was a child. I’ve had her for as long as I can remember and her name was Mamma-pop (Mummy-doll). This has always seemed a very logical name to me, I must have named her when I was so young that all I could think of for a name was the chief female influence in my life, my mum. She used to go into the bath with me, I’ve washed her hair countless times. And every time after the bath one of my parents had to twist off her leg so that all the water that had gotten inside her could pour out. As a result her leg can’t take much more twisting off and her hair has gone a bit coarse. She is a very well loved doll and she wasn’t made to sit in an attic or closet. She was made to be played with.

So I’ve cleaned her up, made her a special new dress and matching headband, and gave her as a gift to my niece for her second birthday. Now I don’t know if she likes her and will play with her. She got a lot of presents and every new one pushed the previous one aside. I was also not the only one to give her a doll so who knows which one she’ll prefer? (But mine was the largest, and I think that counts.) I don’t know whether my niece will love the doll just as much as I did or what name she’ll choose if she want a new one, but I hope that one day she’ll know what giving her this doll meant for me. She’s my godchild and I want to give her the joy I had as a child.

a doll and a dress

I was very happy with my work on the dress, it was the first time I tried making such a garment and to make things harder on myself I just had to go and get a pattern that I had to adjust for size. I got the pattern (Fiona Baby Sundress) for free at Very Pink Knits. The youtube instructional videos have been such an amazing help in my journey of becoming a more proficient knitter, so if you like knitting check them out!

a doll and a dress

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