My story

Trust in what you love, continue to do it and it will take you where you need to go (Natalie Goldberg)

In December 2012 I started drawing again, after a 20 year break. For years and years I had looked for something, a direction, a passion, a purpose – something which would add meaning to my life. I found it in drawing, but also in stillness, in silent breathing and watching nature’s forms.

The following pictures are a short illustration of my now more than three year “drawing journey”

Billie Holiday, pencil (summer/autumn 2012)

First efforts with watercolour and ink (autumn 2012)

Bird, drawn with the help of a step by step drawing tutorial (autumn/winter 2012)

Fox, drawn with the help of a step by step drawing tutorial (january 2013)

Fox, drawn with the help of a step by step drawing tutorial (january 2013)

My first sketchbook pages - butterflies and moths drawn from drawings I found in a book, coloured with indian ink (January 2013)

My first sketchbook pages – butterflies and moths drawn from drawings I found in a book, coloured with indian ink (december 2012)

Sketchbook page showing my favourite writers (February 2013)

Sketchbook page showing my favourite writers (february 2013)

brother and sister, ink and watercolour (may 2013)

brother and sister, ink and watercolour (may 2013)

Fox - pastel (january 2014)

Fox – pastel (january 2014)

Practicing portraits - pastel and coloured pencil (january 2014)

Practicing portraits – pastel and coloured pencil (january 2014)

Discovering copic markers (february 2014)

Discovering copic markers (february 2014)

First illustration efforts (july, 2014)

First illustration efforts (july 2014)

First postcards of my artwork :) (february 2015)

First postcards of my artwork 🙂 (february 2015)

Beth Orton, pencil and copic marker (june 2015)

Beth Orton, pencil and copic marker (june 2015)

First watercolour portrait comission (december 2015)

First watercolour portrait comission (december 2015)

kestrel - ink (january 2016)

kestrel – ink (january 2016)

humpback whale, watercolour (march 2016)

humpback whale, watercolour (march 2016)

15 thoughts on “My story

  1. I love your work. I’m so inspired by it. For Christmas, a friend gave me a watercolor set because she knows I like to draw. I’m clueless as to how to use it, but your work makes me want to try.

    • It’s so terribly kind of you to say this and I’m truly happy that you feel inspired by my work:)
      You should really give it a go – I feel that drawing has already changed me and the way I live my life. And keep in mind – I started art journaling last summer (2012) and drawing just about three months ago (in December 2012).

  2. I randomly ran across your wp and I knew I have to click ‘follow’ this blog right thru!
    Looked at that picture up there and I thought, wow, this may-be-12-year-old-girl is so talented! And then I read the intro and was totally shocked knowing that you’re 32! I love drawing, too, and I’m happy to look at your art work since it was real art, it was somehow inspiration of people. Hope to see moreee

    Cheer!

    • That’s so funny that you thought I was that young – the picture was taken about one year ago, when I was 31 and it is certainly not photoshopped:)
      Thanks so much for the compliments, though:)! I’m gonna check out your blog later on, too!
      Drawing is the best:)!

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