This week I have taken my inspiration from this small blue and white Chinese vase. It was originally bought by my grand-mother and has been in the family for over 50 years. I’m very fond of this vase as it reminds me of happy childhood memories!
Making the drawing
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And here’s this week’s design for you
Although the real vase is blue and white, I’m interested to see what colours you choose to use!
It’s nearly a year ago since my mother-in-law kindly gave us her collection of Portmeirion ‘Totem’ pottery. It was designed in the 60s by Susan Williams-Ellis and I have always loved its sputnik-like textural design. Totem was also produced in amber, green and white, but I have to admit that the deep blue is definitely my favourite!
The collection now lives in a glass fronted corner cupboard from where it is brought out for use at Christmas and other special occasions.
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Here’s this week’s Totem inspired design sheet for you to fill with colour!
Here in the UK we have a long weekend with two bank holidays for Easter, so extra time for doodling!
I have a special project for you today and have taken as my inspiration the work of Peter Carl Fabergé, jeweller to the court of the Romanov Russian royal family. The eggs are very elaborate and intricate, but it is the ones with flower designs that I’m particularly drawn to.
The short video below features more of the collection, which is now housed in the Kremlin Armoury Museum and gives some of the history of the eggs.
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I have taken cherry blossom as the inspiration for the design of my egg.