I'm Dulcimer Draws AND I LOVE DRAWING!
I love drawing and talking about drawing and doing things that encourage people to DRAW DRAW DRAW!
I believe that everyone can draw and reap the benefits from doing so.
Drawing builds confidence, boosts your mood, helps you to connect: both with yourself and your 'inner child', and with the world and people around you.
Drawing is both a form of social cement and a private meditation: an opportunity to have fun and bond with others, or to spend some time finding mental stillness and away from the stresses of of everyday life.
Drawing is also an amazing way to re-energise, build confidence and boost your mood: to explore your imagination and unleash the awesome creative powers you didn't even know you had!
Essentially, DRAWING IS DRAWSOME!!!
As you can tell, I'm passionate about igniting creativity in others and making drawing fun and accessible to all - especially those who think they "can't draw"! To enable me to do this, I have created:
- The Social Sketchup: a themed monthly drawing night (which originated as a sketchdating night!) that I've been running in venues across London for the past 3 years.
- Sketchy Bitches, a monthly 'sketchworking' group for women, founded in January 2018 and already over 1300 members!
- Sketch Appeal: launched 1st July 2018, a brand-new platform for creative conversation, inspiration and FUN! In non-marketing speak, it's a quarterly magazine, podcast and the aforementioned events will now be run by Sketch Appeal as the umbrella company.
I LOVE WRITING TOO!
As well as running around being creative, I work on freelance marketing and copywriting projects and have 14 years experience in brand marketing.
I've been lucky enough to work for some amazing brands and organisations, and recently led the email campaign for Sport Relief 2018 and fulfilled my lifelong ambition to work for Comic Relief!
I've also built marketing strategies and written for children's brands including Pokemon, Mr Men, Enid Blyton's Noddy, Horrible Histories & The Gruffalo: as well as for world-leading publishers Pearson, Macmillan and Scholastic.
If you're in need of a freelance copywriter drop me a line for my portfolio!