lockdown 2020 In and out of the kitchen - Documenting the domestic - ideas for a new apron.

 lockdown 2020


 Fabric in the making for a new apron.


On January 1st 2018, I started a personal project - a drawing a day for a year. using a black rollerball pen and watercolour paper cut to pocket size. I set out to draw wherever I was, not go somewhere specifically to draw. I nearly failed the first week, with a few drawings made late at night, but once I got into the habit, I started to enjoy it.  

Inspired by patchwork - incorporating an old duvet cover.

Many of my drawings became about the domestic environment from community kitchens, to a new recipe tried out by my dad for the first time, trying to find the right cooking utensils.  Looking back through a year of documenting, many are from in my own kitchen. Each drawing holds a memory, from jam making, bread making in winter to rainy days when laundry dried indoors on the clothes maiden and the endless washing up. 
Out of the  Blue
Blue prints tacked ready to hand stitch - wrap apron in the making.
One of my hand stitched quilts - made from my old jeans, bed sheets and Joe's shirts.   
A new wrap apron in the making.  The imagery will be sourced from my stack of  2018's  365 drawings a day.