This last week I did family portraits.
From my paternal grandfather, via even our budgie, to my little sister.
All week I have been looking for a photo I must have somewhere of my maternal grandmother, already a widow, in the garden with her four young children.
She was the only grandparent beside my grandpa on whose lap I have sat as a baby.
I have no memories of her.
And my grandad died when I was a toddler.
It is strange to realise how little experience I have with grandparents, now I am a grandmother myself!
This month I draw a little daily portrait, just from a photo, just because I like the face.
I find them in old magazines, photobooks or on the internet.
The people can be long dead, or still very much alive.
This week I even portrayed myself at three years old.
That's it for the christmas drawings.
The new year has begun, the christmas tree can be dismantled.
On the 18th of March I started doing my daily drawings, as a way of coping with these strange times during covid.
After 100 days I thought that was surely it, but as covid thought otherwise, I picked up again in September, during a working holiday on the island of Terschelling.
And so now here we are in 2021, the last series of christmas ornaments is finished, and I have about a month's worth of empty pages in my current sketchbook.
I drew from nature, from my kitchen cupboard and from my studio, and if I can think of another theme, I will surely continue.
IT turned out to be a lovely way to start my workday.
I find I have a lot of cribs!
Most were presents, but the wooden one of 25-12-2020 we bought ourselves a long time ago in a toy museum in Drenthe, in the north of the Netherlands.
Merry christmas everyone, and have a great 2020!
This whole week I have drawn angels from my mothers large collection, that I inherited.
Some angels I have left at places where I hoped they would be found and appreciated, but I still have many of them here.
These five can now go on the tree!
Plenty more to come...
The clothespin angel I made myself, and I have more for sale at €7,50.
If you would like one for your own tree, please let me know.
Here are some examples: