Samantha Jolly is a local craftsperson who makes walking sticks, croziers etc through “Jolly Good Sticks“. Sam is also one of our regular Posties. We have talked about our shared love of craft / art often previously. She has seen on a number of occasions my growing range of hand drawn clothing items and during PAW we agreed that I would “decorate” her woodworking apron. She got me her new apron and provided photos of the tools she uses and two quotes that she favours too.
Yesterday, Sam came to see me at my boat shift and collected her apron. The project has already generated at least one more similar commission.
I drew and write quotes in pigment ink fineliner pens initially and then added colour using my Winsor and Newton ProMarkers. As with my own pieces I ironed the apron to help fix the colours on the reverse.
The pictures below show the entire apron design and close ups of some of the tools.
The overall project apron.
Two quotes that Sam had requested were incorporated into the design.
If this project / commission has sparked your imagination as a reader and you would like a custom commission please contact me for details / costs – your piece would be unique to you.