Don’t you just love children’s drawings? Theres something unique and honest about them. Before we moved to Whitby to run a B&B, I worked in schools, it never ceased to amaze me at the variety and creativity they showed. Everything has equal value, and they see details we often miss, i love the freedom they have to draw in their own ways. Give a class of 30 students the same subject to draw and you will get 30 different drawings.
“It took me 4 years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child.”
“Every child is an artist, the problem is to remain one once they grow up”.
I started stitching children’s drawings as a way of preserving them, making them more permanent. Giving them a way to be valued.
My eldest grandson is soon to be 4. He’s just started to develop his drawing skills. In Dec he spontaneously drew his family
His mum asked me to do something with it, so i up-cycled a tray cloth, using his drawing and his words
On a visit in March I asked both boys to draw for me. He drew his cat and he also drew me.
See the difference a couple of months make? The figures now have bodies and definite characters. By combining free motion stitch and applique i have a never ending source of inspiration.
A gentle reminder,
Do come and say hello.
See you there.