The bright yellow Mora clock

Drawing a Mora clock - Dala Muses

I shared a while ago that I have been drawing and doodling lately. If you missed that post, you can read it here. Swedish furniture and interior design is a huge source of inspiration for those drawings.  A real Mora clock is high up on my bucket list.  I bump into one occasionally but I haven’t found ‘the one Mora clock for my home’ yet. I will keep looking and meanwhile I have one of my own drawings to hang on the wall where the real thing is supposed to stand. No, I’m not really going to do that, that would look ridiculous :).

Drawing a mora clock - Dala Muses

Her belly is a bit off, but let’s just say that it gives her some charm ;-).

A reader asked me why I don’t use paint when I draw (she was referring to one of my folk art patterns, which you can see here). She pointed out that since I’m so familiar with furniture paint, why not use paint on paper? Well, it was a very good question and it got me thinking… Hmmm, I do feel very comfortable with paint for furniture, but I’m drawn to pencils and fine point pens for smaller things. It brings me back to my childhood, it makes me happy to have my box of pencils next to me. And I like the control of a sharper point. I’m going to continue on that road for now.

I have also been playing a lot with digital design. I had no idea that I liked combining text with images SO much. Experimenting with fonts, quotes, shapes, pictures. I get so caught up with it that I loose track of time. In one of those moments I came up with this definition of a furniture painter.

What's a furniture painter - Dala Muses

I hope it resonates with you when you’re a furniture painter, so I know I’m not the only one haha.

8 replies
  1. Linda @ q is for quandie
    Linda @ q is for quandie says:

    Not only have I dipped my brush in my coffee, but I’m just waiting for the day when I try to drink the paint, especially since I tend to mix my milk paint in plastic cups … so far I’ve avoided that one though. Knock on wood!

    • Goedele
      Goedele says:

      I was looking at someone’s pretty nails the other day … sooo impossible for me. What a tough life we have haha.

  2. Lisa Silfwerbrand
    Lisa Silfwerbrand says:

    This is so cute Goedele! Great job on the clock <3 Thanks so much for linking it up to the Inspiration Galore Project party last week. Hope you are having a great week! Hugs, Lisa

    • Goedele
      Goedele says:

      Hi Françoise, thank you! Yes, it had been a while since I wrote, opening my shop took a lot of my time :).


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