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