Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Too many crafts, not enough time

Having a ponder today ...what to blog about this week? The end of the month always seems so hectic with plans for the next crafty box as well as the Christmas Eve crafty box.  Still I thought I'd share something different with you.

Over the years I have really struggled to just do one craft, I like so many and really find honing one a nightmare.  I think that's partly why I enjoy designing my mystery Crafty What Nots boxes, I have to design and write tutorials and compose a fun and appealing box, each month is a challenge! But sometimes I long to draw, it's quite an odd feeling if I'm honest. 

Well my latest drawing venture has been family portraits, I've had some lovely commissions and there is something so nice about creating personal drawings for people, it's also very scary as you really want to do them justice!

When I started I worked on an image of myself and other half. Here you can see actual photos of us and the portrait I drew. 


Here are a selection of portraits I've completed. I can't show you all of them as a few are Christmas presents and don't want to ruin the surprise!








I hope you liked the portraits. I have also experimented making coasters as well as photo booth images which have been fun. I have also been thinking about creating profile pictures for Facebook as I've had some lovely comments about my personal one. What do you reckon? Are you a Facebook user?? If you fancy following me on Facebook I have three pages (like I said I can never make up my mind which craft to stick to! He he) 
 Crafty What Nots - mystery craft boxes
 Jennysis Crafts  - variety of crafts, tutorials and supplies
 ReJenisis - recycled and upcycled crafts 

Well I hope you have a wonderful week, I'd better get back to designing...deadlines are looming! I will be joining in with handmade Monday as usual so do pop by to find some new wonderful blogs! 

14 comments:

  1. I love your drawings, you are so good at lots of crafts, and I think it's great to be able to dip in and out of them as the demand/interest takes you.

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  2. Oh, gosh, I love these! They're sweet and whimsical! I'm not much of a drawer, but I have been doing some bible art journaling. Wonder if I could do my family justice like you have done and add a page to my bible??

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    1. That sounds like such a lovely idea! Xx

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  3. Oh, gosh, I love these! They're sweet and whimsical! I'm not much of a drawer, but I have been doing some bible art journaling. Wonder if I could do my family justice like you have done and add a page to my bible??

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  4. These are TERRIFIC! :-D

    -- BTW, you might want to consider including the Original Photo of the Individuals for some of Them..? As I thought your first montage of You & SignificantOther rather complimented the PORTRAITS! - Sorta "REAL LIFE" mirroring "CREATIVE-LIFE"...

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    1. Thanks honey. Yes I must ask if I can put pictures next to them so people can see. Xx

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  5. I love your drawings and think they would look so good printed onto a cushion. Us creatives do all sorts of things know I have done candles, ceramics and too many more to even think about.

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    1. What a great idea. I've done them on coasters but not tried fabrics yet.... Oh no think you've inspired me to try even more crafts lol. Xx

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  6. Its fun to have a creative streak which can lead to a wide variety of crafting activities!!

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    1. It certainly keeps you busy lol xx

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  7. These drawings are so sweet. What a talent you have!!

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  8. love the drawings- no end to your talent! i too potter from one craft to next hehe well done xx

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