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A word from Alice - studio stories from Alice Draws the Line

  • March Meet the Maker - part 5

    The end of the month is upon us and so that means the end of Joanne Hawker’s Instagram prompts for the month are also ending. The last few I’ve covered here. Next year I hope to do the whole month over on Instagram too. So the final four prompts were; - Favourite - Reel - Range - Looking forward So, first up, Favourite
  • Springtime Sycamore

    I stood in the lane and grinned last week. I had spotted my first sycamore leaf of the year. In the hedgerow was a great display of sycamore buds through to opened new leaves and flowers. Here are some photographs of some of the stages. Although it was sunny which was encouraging the leaves to open,
  • March meet the maker, part 1

    #MarchMeetTheMaker is an excellent project set up by Joanne Hawker, a creative who lives in Somerset. Each March she shares prompts for fellow make...
  • Some 2020 reflections...

    At the end of 2019, in the lovely between times of Christmas and New Year I reflected on 2019 and dreamt up a list of things I might like to do in 2020 to develop the business. 

    On the list included moving to a studio, saying goodbye to Shrewsbury and moving further south, having some professional photographs done at the studio, and many workshops. Sadly the latter didn't happen but they will keep and run again one day. I was also keep to blog more which I have managed... although I do acknowledge I'd let the bar fall pretty low so I had a good place to start!

  • Sharing is caring

    The power of sharing is often underrated.

    To me, sharing is caring for artists and small businesses. Sharing their work helps others to discover then and support them on their journey too. The more people that know about that person, small business or company can then share the word and hopefully some of those may be able to invest - even if it is something small, or at a much later date when they can comfortably invest.

  • Hedgerow appreciation

    I recently found some of my very old sketchbooks- some from when I finished my A'levels and my year at Hereford Art College doing my Art Foundation course.

    This picture really made me smile, as it is nearly twenty years old now (not sure how that happened!) and yet it is so similar to the work that I am doing right now.

  • Inspiration station

    I have created an 'inspiration station' or mood board /zone or just an area of my studio dedicated to things I want to be looking at. 

    The idea was suggested by my good friend Louise who I sat back to back with on our Art Foundation year. One of the biggest joys of that year was having a space that had 3 walls that surrounded you and you were encouraged to fill it with things that inspired you, that you were working on, ideas you were playing around with all part of the project or brief you were working on. At the end of that project the whole lot would come down and the white walls would return as the new project started. Soon it would be filled with the colours and ideas for the next phase. 

  • How to make a quill pen from a feather...

    Last week I was given two new feathers. One we think belonged to a Red Kite - there are some that live near the studio and can be regularly heard and seen circling the skies. The other may have belonged to an Owl of some sort. I need to look it up. The arrival of these feathers, the Quentin Blake image and some recent appreciation of very inky drawings spurred me into action. 
  • Grandmother

    She and I would often sketch together - at the garden fence so we could study the horses that lived in the field next door, or in a duck field, or at a gate to draw some sheep. She would often sit in a field and sketch the view and carry on the work at home.