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Daily practice

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I recently read the sentence: Practice makes Perfection so the 2P - Practice and Perfection - echoing in my head since then.

I took Lisa Congdon's "31 days of drawing" e-course in January on Creativebug - , I enjoyed it so much! It make me felt part of a big and very positive community, I discovered- new to me - very talented artists and illustrators from all over the world that boost my IG following as well.
I also realized that taking this course has enriched my shetchbook with a full bunch of inspirational themes that eventually could be used on my own surface and textiles pattern design motifs.

more images of what I draw on my Instagram profile

more images of what I draw on my Instagram profile

And yes, the daily practice improved my skill, put me in the right flow and I am currently maintening the habit of draw something each day. It could be a single sketch or doodle, or a whole paint board. I just sit at my table, gather my favorite archival ink pen, my current Midori traveler's note/sketchbook, some jelly roll pen and I start drawing.

I don't know if Creativity is like Life, someone said that Life begins at the end of your Comfort zone... I like to feel comfy when I am creating art instead. So I usually do it sipping my favorite tea or tasting a cup of coffee and in general i like to dress in a comfort way, so my gym pants and sweater are perfect for the purpose.

I guess this is the way many of you relating with that thing, am I right?

I guess this is the way many of you relating with that thing, am I right?

What's your favorite drawing theme? Did you ever took a drawing challenge? What did you like most about it?  Please share what's your experience with me here in the comments!

till next time, xoxo, Giusy


my works on the Uppercase 2016 Calendar

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when you love something so much and one of your favorite magazine features your work the risk of a melt is really high. And when the last October I received the confirmation that my drawing would have been published into the 2016 calendar I was so so happy. The Calendar was sent to all the Uppercase subscribers around the world with the last published issue, the nr. 28.

uppercase 28

Here are the two designs I drawn and that are feautured in the booklet with other great and some very affirmated artitsts and illustrators.

the "share it on" - a social media illustration that was perfect for the editor's page

the "share it on" - a social media illustration that was perfect for the editor's page

as many of you I LOVE Stripes and I own a lot of stripes shirt. So, why not draw an illustration about what I love to wear?! Remembering this in a calendar day is just awesome. So you can find my "It's a stripes kinda day" illustration on the November 10, 2016.

as many of you I LOVE Stripes and I own a lot of stripes shirt. So, why not draw an illustration about what I love to wear?! Remembering this in a calendar day is just awesome. So you can find my "It's a stripes kinda day" illustration on the November 10, 2016.

And this is the picture of my sketchbook where I drawn the original illustration.

I am so so happy and this really encouraged me to continue to explore the illustration world.

Till next time, xoxo, Bubiknits


Do what?

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Hi there! Since I declared to the world that I am an Artist, it seems I wasn't been able to post on this blog for a very long time. So, what happens in those past silent months? I've been creative and happy all the time but very busy due to normal life events. First of all my son started primary school in September and if you've children or newphes you may know how the transition from kindergarten isn't very smooth. Fortunately my son likes the school and loves doing homeworks but we had to change our habits a lot. Since then I felt overwhelmed and I needed to step away from virtual life and get into real life only for a period. I also started going to bed at 9.00 pm instead of 11.00 pm. This i a very good new habit to me but as you can imagine the time for blogging is going down to zero and I just posted something in my mother language on the Italian version of this blog. I missed blogging a lot!!
Embracing my natural inclination to pattern and design, I discovered that drawing, sketching and painting make me feel very good and happier than ever, with no stressful thoughts about competitors, or thoughts like "Am I good enough?" as the knitting world was for me on the last few months before I've get stuck and blocked about this feeling. As it was for quilting first and sewing later in my craft adventure, i needed to step away from knitting. I stopped enjoying it on April, and I haven't got my hands on needle since then, exept for finishing an almost completed capelets and I've started a hat last week for my son, just because he needs one. I am happy with this decision to step back to my root and even if I love knitting for myself and my loves, I am proud of the knitting patterns I've done, I do not know if the knitting world is for me. What I know for sure is that I need to do what I love and so designing, painting, sketching, journaling and writing is what I love most at the time. There will be always space for crafting in my life, and I surely want to continue making things, I've just took advantage of a coupon Sproutpatterns offers to some survey's participant, and I ordered the Sprout pouch pattern on two of my own fabric design, so I can't wait to have it on hand!

I will enjoy making a new pouch and having the pattern already traced onto the fabric is just what I need to boost my sewing!
It will also be a test of the Sprout Patterns itself, in fact i am dreaming about an Anna dress too.

anna dress and bubiknits fabric


So... what else? I am going to share some recently drawing from my sketchbook now and more to comes on next week.

Rita's got a Secret - Bubiknits artworks

Rita's got a Secret - Bubiknits artworks

circus


Xoxo, Giusy aka bubiknits


Merry Xmas

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Sipping my favorite Spiced tea, the dinner already cooked, I am ready to set up all the good intention to have a wondeful Xmas evening, that is my favorite festivity.

And so I wish for You! Have a Merry Xmas!!!

Bubiknits Artworks - Xmas Card 2015

Bubiknits Artworks - Xmas Card 2015