It’s been a little while since I’ve gone out and about purely with the purpose of sketching. So it was exciting to get back into it on Sunday at the Bump and Boo event at Winchester Guildhall.
Aimed at parents and parents-to-be, it was a busy day packed with stalls and talks with activities and play spaces for little ones too. It was great reminder of all the organisations that are in the local area ready to help families. The Guildhall is also such a pretty venue, it makes a lovely back drop 🙂
It took me a little while to find my sketching vibe again; when I was a student I had no qualms about drawing everyone all the time and simply sitting in a corner doodling but this time I felt quite self-conscious! And of course when you’re drawing people out and about they move, which is part of the challenge and can lead to some lovely quick marks.
But looking back at the sketches, I think I caught some of the friendly and buzzy atmosphere…
It was like entering a bit of a magical treasure trove for families.
This was only Bump and Boo’s second event so far, and it was so buzzing and vibrant.
Nicky and The Caterpillar Music stand were really fun to draw!
And after buying a gorgeous pair of leggings from Equally Awesome for my purple-obsessed little boy, I had a big chat with Rachel who makes everything about how hard it is to find fun boys clothes, especially as they get bigger. Baby stuff can be cute, but a lot of the bigger boy’s clothes are just mini versions of boring men’s clothes. Also, not enough unicorns (or enough purple) for our family’s tastes. I stood for a while to do a longer sketch of Rachel’s colourful stall:
Thanks and well done Bump and Boo! Not only was it a fabulous event, it was also such a lovely opportunity to get back into some quick drawing. They will also now have some cute sketches to us in their promotional material, hopefully helping the next event to be even bigger and better!
If you’d like me to come and sketch at your event, do get in touch. You can see some of my other Drawing Inspiration sketches here.Tags: artist in residence, bump and boo, events, family life, little boy, mum life, sketching, toddler clothes, winchester guildhall