Monday, December 31, 2012


I have such enormous admiration for people with natural artistic talent.  I wish I could paint a masterpiece, but alas, it is not to be.  I'm not even good at crafts.  Instead, I surround myself with other people's artistic endeavors.  My husband is naturally talented when it comes to drawing, and he passed that talent on to our 7 year old.

I saw these books by Sachiko Umoto and decided I would order them for my girls.  The books never made it to the kids though, I decided to keep them for myself.  I enjoy drawing small things with pen, never pencil.  If I can't get it right with the pen, I throw it away (oops, is my Type A personality showing?).  And I like little things for the same reason that most people like tiny treasures, they are more magical; special in a way that regular sized things aren't.

The sweetest advice in all the books is this, "Singing while drawing helps you draw good and strong lines."  It works. 

Here are some things I drew from the books: 

Some anthropomorphized bugs and flowers.

Chinese Lanterns

This is my own, a drawing of the turquoise rotary phone I have on my nightstand.

I was mailing a friendship bracelet to my bestie in France (yes, I'm a 10 year old girl) and I needed to send it in something stiff so that it wouldn't get wrecked, so I drew her a little street scene, but failed to take a picture of it before I sent it. :( 

Next I'm going to try watercolours, wish me luck.

1 comment:

  1. I prefer to draw in pen as well, never in pencil. Although my drawings aren't nearly as cute as yours!!