|J H Dowd Illustration sketches|
Hello blog freinds. I was trying to think of a title for this post that would tie in with all the Jubilee celebrations that are going on around our little island this past few days! When I thought of this one, I remembered these wonderful illustrations that are in a book I have 'People of Importance' with all the illustrative sketches by J H Dowd. I love them, the book is signed and dated 1935, so fairly old. Hope you like them?
My own little nod to the British flag, which is being waved all over the
country as I write, came about 2 years ago, when I could see this trend
for the flag symbol appearing on Everything!! Out of necessity really, I
created this little teacosy and below a lavender scented bag, both in
faded denim, which I love. My intention was to create lots of these, and
sell them on Etsy or someplace. But the artwork took over and I've just
been so busy with all that. I only have a borrowed 'old' sewing machine
We've been out in the lovely Yorkshire Dales walking today, lots of flag waving going on all over in the villages. I've just watched my favourite 'Paul Mcartney' as the final act in a concert for the Jubilee, and beacons are being lit (4,2000) throughout the country on hill tops everywhere. We saw one being set up, whilst in Littondale today.
We walked through fields of buttercups, daisies and red clover, past old barns and houses, it was a pleasant day indeed. See you all again soon. Hope you get to see some of the celebrations from over here, wherever you are in the world! :)