Monday, 1 November 2010

Pen and water colour illustrations

Every girl needs one of these in her bedroom.  Yes?

I'd like to curl up here with a good book, a cup of tea and a granny square blanket to snuggle in.

If you've been following my blog for a while, you'll know I like dabbling in all kinds of arty/crafty things and I've been working on pen and water colour pencil illustrations this past weekend.  These are my two favourites so far.  
You'll notice I've signed the name Damelia instead of Anne.  That's the name I use for this type of  artwork in honour of my Grandma who loved to paint, craft and garden.  Her name was Amelia Dorothy.  She hated the name Amelia and was called Dorrie.  My middle name is Dorothy and I love the name Amelia so I combined the two names and came up with Damelia.

See you soon,


  1. Lovely pen & ink drawings Anne :)
    love how you have honoured your Grandma in the name you use :)

  2. Well done...I love! your pictures & how you arrived at your signing name Damelia, perfect : ) What a lovely legacy. Much love Catherine

  3. Nice watercolours. I really like the chest of drawers. I'm sure your Grandma would have loved these : ). Its lovely that you remembering her in such a way.

  4. Grandma would be honoured and thrilled with what you are achieving with your crafts.

  5. A sweet way to remember your Grandmother and your drawings are lovely.
    Eve x

  6. Glad you enjoyed the cookies.
    Your drawings are wonderful! x

  7. Beautiful pictures, I really like the one of the chair, it looks so inviting.

  8. What a lovely way to honour your Grandma, and such lovely drawings too :-) x

  9. HI Anne
    What lovely prints... so clever and pretty.. Any little girl would love these.. Id' love that actual chest of drawers in the first...

    Well I use Ruby for my art.. My nickname and just seems appropriate...

    Thanks for popping over and your fab suggestions for annoying the neighbour. hahaha Unfortunately if I tried any of these it would be me in trouble with the other neighbours.. you know how it goes!!! Although I much like the spontaneous combustion idea... always have had a fascination with that.. hehehe

    have fun.. and thanks again.. ciao xxx Julie

  10. I love the pictures :-) And I'm always fascinated to hear how people make up or alter their names - Damelia is a great name !

  11. Such sweet drawings. I love that the name you use connects it to your Grandma. Wouldn't it be lovely to be remembered in such a way.


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