Friday, 24 September 2010

Illustration Friday - Old-fashioned

The coffee grinder was always part of my childhood; it hung on the kitchen wall at my parent's house and it was my job to stand on the steps and grind the fresh coffee.   When they got a new kitchen after 45 years and the grinder was no longer wanted, I had to have it; just for the nostalgia as I don't drink coffee!



This is my very first (and rather shy) submission to Illustration Friday.  I am an un-confident and sporadic artist; and I veer from using lots of colour (acrylic) to not wanting to use any at all...  I also have trouble deciding what to draw or paint so I'm hoping that participating in Illustration Friday will give me the inspiration to pick up my sketching pencils once a week!



12 comments:

  1. You must be right-handed. You drew the grinder from memory, and that is real.

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  2. Hi JJ

    Yes I am right handed - it's very obvious isn't it! I have real trouble getting things symmetrical.

    It wasn't done from memory, I have the grinder here now so had it in front of me to sketch.

    ~Juniper~

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  3. This is a great way to get out in the world when you are stuck at home- glad you are doing Illustration Friday- will be looking for your posts!

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  4. JJ, just realised did you mean I'm right handed because of the direction of the handle...? well that as well ;-)

    ~Juniper~

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  5. I love it!!! You should definitely continue :-)

    I know exactly what you mean about being nervous sharing artwork...I've only been drawing for about three years, painting for just over one, and I get rediculously nervous about sharing the photos of my work. Tell you what, I'll keep doing it if you do :-)

    C x

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  6. Ps. I'll try and make time to have a go at the Illustration Friday too (although at the moment I'm not promising anything!)

    C x

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  7. I'm comforted by the fact that most of the other 'entries' seem to be from professional artists / illustrators, so of course they are going to be so much more fantastic ;-)

    OK that's a deal!!

    ~Juniper~

    x

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  8. Big welcome to IF. Lovely coffee grinder, well done for holding onto it.great drawing, I instantly recognized the blue and white windmill royal delft.
    I haven't even started my IF, I better get on with it.

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  9. Thanks Janie! I confess I omitted the patterns that were around the outside of the central windmill image because I lack patience and thought I'd mess them up...

    Looking forward to seeing your old fashioned IF :-)

    ~Juniper~

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  10. Mmmmmm coffee nothing like fresh stuff and the smell hummmmm. A good drawing a welcome to Illustration Friday. Not every one here are pros (I not ) but we are all artists including you.

    Look forward to seeing more of your work and the most important thing keep drawing and creating.

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  11. Hi Chibi Janine and thank you for the encouragement! I will come over and look at yours as well :-)

    I certainly intend to carry on with IF, it's exactly what I need.

    ~Juniper~

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  12. welcome to IF! your illustration is lovely and the nostalgia is wonderful too x

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