Meet Anna Lewis : Sketchy Muma
We are so excited to launch our collaboration with Sketchy Muma's, Anna Lewis, and we do we want you to get to know Anna a little better...
Hello I am Anna Lewis, an illustrator from Cornwall. I draw pictures about motherhood and human relationships.I would say my brand really is about distilling emotions into pictures and words.
Before Sketchy Muma I illustrated children's books but when I had my daughter I wanted to be at home with her. I started Sketchy Muma as a personal project to document the highs and lows of first time motherhood. I wanted to remember it all so I could give my daughter the pictures and writing if she ever became a mum one day as I think you forget so much. Luckily my agent found me and helped me get my pictures published into a book!
In the beginning most of Sketchy Muma was me drawing in real time about my day to day life of being a stay at home mum with my daughter, so it was all inspired by our daily life together. As my drawings have evolved I have started to be influenced by nature and seasons a lot as well . I love the way the natural world teaches us so much about the ebb and flow of life and I find it hugely comforting.
By far and away my most popular print is "How Could I Have Ever Not Known You" which is on the back cover of my book.
I have a little shepherds hut studio at an eco park, and to me it is pure heaven! It is really cosy with fairy lights and teacups and a little wood burner. It is my seven year old's dream den! I also always visit the beach to reboot and find my centre.
I love big hoop earrings and quirky necklaces, many of which have splashes of turquoise or hot pink.
A little bracelet that my daughter made me out of some beads and shells. That is what I love about jewellery, it has a very powerful emotional connection to it.
I thought it would be exciting to translate some of my simple drawings into Mays's beautiful jewellery and I have really loved working together!
Nature always helps me see we are more than this moment in time.
Thanks so much for supporting me on my creative journey so far! I have lots of new projects in the pipeline this year which I hope you all find soothing and uplifting!