My husband and I watched a brilliant programme on TV recently. It was all about three new portraits of Billy Connolly in celebration of his 75th birthday.
It’s well worth catching up on if you can.
Whilst showing us his home town, Glasgow; Billy took us to a wonderful art gallery and to an exhibition of his own work. I must admit I didn’t know he drew but I really like the effect of his style of filling shapes and so I have, quite blatently, copied his style to decorate a little wooden box which holds metric weights for my kitchen scales.
I have, for as long as I can remember, wanted some metric weights but have never had sufficient funds to buy them… on a recent trip to a charity shop though, I found these…no more converting ounces to grams when trying out a new recipe!
Billy’s art is deceptively simple and I really like it.
I started with the black lines and just kept going….
I then decided to write the word ‘WEIGHTS’ on the lid – and do the lines all around..
I used a fine marker on the lid, but a thick Sharpie marker for the base.
Here’s the finished box …