Monday, 16 December 2013

9 Ladies Dancing!

E: For Christmas this year, I'm spending it at home in Whitley bay (Newcastle) in the flat I share with my boyfriend. I've done a lot of festive drawings over the last week to get me into the mood for Christmas. I've also designed my own Christmas cards this year for family and friends. I'm hoping some of these designs will also be included in the Christmas card collection for sale next year.

Woodland creatures and knitwear seem to be the theme that runs throughout my designs. You'll be seeing a lot more these drawings in the near future.

G: In this last week before the end of the festivities, I have finally made my design! It is a combination of several other designs I have been drawing throughout these past two months, mainly in the times that it gets quiet at work and I look over at the beautifully set up Christmas tree, lights and ornaments that surround and let my mind wonder on from there.

I'll be spending my Christmas with my immediate family and since having not seen them for the best part of this year, it is exactly where I will love to be next week. This is my design:

Sunday, 15 December 2013

About Me

Handmade Drawn founded by Grace Nikobari in 2011 (formerly know as Handmade books, gifts and prints) is a shop that had it's origins in exhibition galleries and spaces. A way to showcase the work that Grace and her fellow illustrators created whilst studying at the University For the Create Arts.

Due to the success of these shops which were run with help from close friends, they started selling their work at markets and art fairs and soon online.

Whilst preparations to launch the Etsy shop in 2014 get underway, this blog will be kept updated with work in progress, other projects and news, and snippets of finished products.

Here is a little bit about Grace, and where to find her elsewhere online:

Grace Nikobari

Grace is a tea loving, all round creative who is currently based in Birmingham. She often uses the locations around her to create illustrations which have a simplistic style, using little of the medium and more of the space within the paper, which creates eye catching and emotive pieces of artwork.
She doesn't limit herself to illustration, she is also a very talented musician and a brilliant craftswoman. She designs and hand creates delicate and beautiful brooches that have gone on to sell very successfully at markets and fairs and soon will be available to purchase online.

Thank you for visiting the blog, stay updated to share in the progress.