mamasdrawingroom

Motherhood & Parenting Art, drawn with love

Galway, Connaught
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Announcement    Welcome to Mama's Drawing Room, started due to lovely interest in my Zentangle style illustrations, mainly with themes of motherhood art, breastfeeding art, nature and keeping babies close to their parents.

I started drawing these during some difficult late nights with my then 18 month old son and am so appreciative of the response, I'm so happy that others can see in them the emotions I try to convey just with a black pen on paper. I'm especially delighted they are being used and shared to normalize breastfeeding, celebrate motherhood and parenting milestones, a special reminder of the positive parts of the early years of parenting, as we survive the tough parts and are our children move to the next stages.

In my Etsy shop here I sell prints, cards, Fairtrade Cotton tote bags and the softest vegan cotton t-shirts in a selection of colours and two designs.

If you would like to talk about commissioning a drawing or tattoo design or have any questions about collaborations, commercial orders or my artwork in general feel free to send me a message here, or join me on Facebook or Instagram for a chat.


Grace Daniels x

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Last updated on 10 Apr, 2022

Welcome to Mama's Drawing Room, started due to lovely interest in my Zentangle style illustrations, mainly with themes of motherhood art, breastfeeding art, nature and keeping babies close to their parents.

I started drawing these during some difficult late nights with my then 18 month old son and am so appreciative of the response, I'm so happy that others can see in them the emotions I try to convey just with a black pen on paper. I'm especially delighted they are being used and shared to normalize breastfeeding, celebrate motherhood and parenting milestones, a special reminder of the positive parts of the early years of parenting, as we survive the tough parts and are our children move to the next stages.

In my Etsy shop here I sell prints, cards, Fairtrade Cotton tote bags and the softest vegan cotton t-shirts in a selection of colours and two designs.

If you would like to talk about commissioning a drawing or tattoo design or have any questions about collaborations, commercial orders or my artwork in general feel free to send me a message here, or join me on Facebook or Instagram for a chat.


Grace Daniels x

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About mamasdrawingroom

Sales 994
On Etsy since 2016

Why Zentangle, and why motherhood?

Motherhood, Parenting, Breastfeeding, and a Creative Outlet

Having studied Art & Design in college and working in a creative but vastly different business I always wanted to have a nice enjoyable outlet, I wanted to be one of those people with an ongoing sketchpad filled with doodles and drawings. At 31 I had never settled on anything creative I liked to do and didn't want to have paints or tools to go with my sketchpad within reach of little hands.

In October 2016 I went to an Art Supper Club run by Beechmount Art Studio, at which we all created a Zentangle style fish drawing. I had never heard of Zentangle but loved it! The next night was a tough one with my then 18 month old son, who is a very poor sleeper, I was feeling crap and as if him still being breastfed was to blame. (It isn't, we later discovered he had underlying medical issues causing sleep apnea).

So I sat up late waiting for him to wake and started doodling, or Zendoodling to be exact. I decided on a theme that would cheer me up, breastfeeding! The joy of it, the connection, the things I'm good at as a parent, the happy times with my beautiful boy rather than the screaming toddler meltdowns where I felt I could do no right. A way to depict the range of emotions that go with becoming a mother in an honest but beautiful way.

Over a few nights I drew more, and shared them on a breastfeeding group I'm in online. One in particular received a lot of interest on there, it's still my most popular one, Mama's Milk. I had hoped for a few likes and nice comments to cheer me up, what I got were requests for prints, tattoo designs, a business logo for a lactation consultant and personalised original drawings. It was an amazing reaction and Mama's Drawing Room was born.

I hope this is just the beginning of something lovely, sharing with other parents (not just mums, not just breastfeeding!) the love and devotion we feel even when exhausted to our cores, through my little heartfelt drawings. Now a few years later they are often purchased as gifts between friends, couples, mothers and their antenatal/postnatal care providers, and as reminders and celebrations of the early years of parenting, birthdays and breastfeeding milestones.

Grace Daniels, Artist

Production partners

  • Printing Works

    Galway, Ireland

    I send my finished pen drawings to a local printing works where they scale them up slightly and print them.

  • Pulled.ie

    Ireland

    Sources t-shirts and screen prints my original designs on them.

  • The Rhyming One

    Dublin, Ireland

    Maria Tempany (@therhymingone) Writer and Mum of Two from Dublin, Ireland Author of 'A Mother's Birth'. Provided poetry for me to add to my printed drawing.

  • Printing Works

    Netherlands

    I designed the cards, they printed them.

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