Due to the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown, both my partner and I have been at home all day, usually working in the same room. Starting the day with a smile in such difficult times can make a big difference. And since I can’t go out and buy flowers like before, I decided to draw some instead.
That’s because I think making your loved one smile every day is one of the best ways to have a happy relationship. You can do it in many ways, and they don’t need to be “big”. In the long run, small nice gestures done often pay off a lot more than expensive presents or impressive feats done every now and then.
Each drawing is usually made early in the morning before breakfast (on A6 paper using ink brush pens). These are the ones done in the first month of the lockdown. I’ve done a few other similar series in recent years (see my “Morning drawings” post), the practice being initially inspired by Katsuji Wakisaka, the great Japanese textile designer. Alan Fletcher also did a beautiful “Wild flowers” series, included in his “Picturing and poeting” book.
Hopefully I’ll publish them in some form in the near future — booklet, set of postcards, posters, not sure yet. If you’d be interested, please sign up to my newsletter or follow me on Instagram (links below).