COSY CORNERS

cosy corners oil pastel drawings by The Fran 2020
Preserving vegetables
cosy corners oil pastel drawings by The Fran 2020
Favourite chair
cosy corners oil pastel drawings by The Fran 2020
Cheers!
cosy corners oil pastel drawings by The Fran 2020
Beetroots
homemade jam drawing by The Fran 2020
Making jam part 1
cosy corners oil pastel drawings by The Fran 2020
Homegrown bok choi
homemade jam drawing by The Fran 2020
Making jam part 2
homemade jam drawing by The Fran 2020
Making jam part 3

INSPIRATION FOR MY COSY CORNERS

I started working on these Cosy corners during the second COVID lockdown. It had just turned autumn in The Netherlands and I wanted to express my love for the new season. Also, I wanted to share my introvert view on lockdown. When being alone isn’t a struggle but a bliss and you are able to spend time surrounded by your plants or enjoy making some homegrown jam, lockdown isn’t very hard. It rather is a time for reflection. For enjoying everything that is still possible to do. And to give a little extra attention to the things at home you like to do best. Reading, planning the allotment for next year, making new art, watching a movie, taking a walk, preserving veggies.

So in essence these drawings are my introverted view on lockdown. They are not meant to sugar coat anything. Because I know very well how devastating the pandemic has been and still is for many of us. I merely thought there also ought to be an introverted take on things. Especially because I have experienced it way more popular to complain about not being able to do things and meet up with people. But when I replied to messages of support or questions about how am I coping, with: ‘I am doing great tbh, because I love the peace and quiet and I allow myself to be the recluse I actually always long to be’. Every single person replied with: ‘you know, so do I actually.’

So these Cosy Corners are also a celebration of introverts wherever they are. And whether they are ready to come out as such or not. I am an introvert and I am proud to be one!

cosy corners oil pastel drawings by The Fran 2020
cosy corners oil pastel drawings by The Fran 2020

HOW THEY COULD LOOK IN YOUR HOME:

my favourite chair drawing by The Fran 2020
oil pastel drawing by The Fran 2020 two beer glasses on a windowsill

SPECS OF THESE COSY CORNERS

These are all oil + oil pastels on paper, 30 x 40 cm. These are no longer available for they will become part of some new collages very soon. Sorry!

MORE ART LIKE THIS

If you like these Cosy Corners you might also like my Season studies in oil pastel. And maybe my Spanish Botanics!