I am away at the Urban Sketchers Symposium in Brazil for a few weeks!
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Saturday, July 31, 2010
people started to sketch!! Here are 3 of them. Lapin, Don and Alanna?
Friday, July 30, 2010
sketching a LOT!
amazing goodies in our conference bag - I am sure someone else will
have documented it. I wanted to try to use the moleskine but
struggling with it!
Urban people with Veronica this morning. Was having a great cup of
pureh tea after drawing in powells books for 2 hours and the mayor
came in! Got photo with the bear too!
Urban composition with Gabi. Steel bridge on the moleskine! Fun but
prefer my normal sketchbook.
Dinner with Suzanne - see other sketch.
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
It was a little daunting sketching my dinner - no one else did and
them when everobe started sketching each other I drew the ketchup
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
warm summer to get to this spot. Not the most stunning sketch but
definately one of the most stunning locations to sketch. I hope to be
able to post a picture of me sitting on a wee rock on a steep slope In
front of the majestic volcano. Unfortunately the bear didn't quite fit
in this picture
Haven't done a good sketch yet but having an amazing time - despite
my usual beginning of trip headaches!
Yes. A tearoom!
Well I managed to find a GREAT tearoom in Seattle called queen Mary's
tearoom - I went there for breakfast the first morning with the
friends I am staying with and another friend from Sydney who moved to
Seattle. So a bit hard to sketch eat and catch up but I did try!!!
Borromini was impressed and so was I!!
Saturday, July 24, 2010
Thursday, July 22, 2010
I leave home at 9am to fly to the States to begin my 11 week adventure... if you missed the summary earlier ....
3 weeks in the US
5 weeks in the UK
3 weeks in Italy
Will try to post as much as I can via my iphone!!!
Saturday, July 17, 2010
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Anyway this is a call for any good tearoom suggestions to the following destinations...I am not revealing ALL the places I am going to! (I don't expect to find them at every destination!)
Seattle - Queen Mary Tearoom?
The wonky map of the UK shows approximately the areas I might be in (though John O'grouts is probably not going to be part of my itinerary!) I have been known to go on a BIT of a detour for an award winning tearoom.
Saturday, July 10, 2010
Didn't actually plan to spend all day (6 hours!!!) in T2 teahouse today but it worked out that way and was a special catch up with 2 lots of friends!
Wasn't really in the mood for sketching- after all I do sketch here from time to time!
I also made another tea related trip purchase... I am set now!
Thursday, July 8, 2010
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
a few months. One lucky one gets to be started in about two weeks.
Been a bit of a production line the last few nights. I actually hand
wrote my details, scanned it, duplicated 7 times and then printed out
on sticky labels.
All covered in black and white patterned paper. I went through the
copyright free pattern CDs I have and converted them to b&w.
Btw I think this was easier to post from the iPhone than via my
A test within one of the sketchbooks (and yes I talk to myself all the time in my sketchbook)
Mmm... the paper might buckle a bit but I am so happy with the way it has scanned. This is a real rough quick test sketch.
Thinking about leaving it in the middle of my sketchbook - a nice surprise when I am away?
I know you all think I am Little Miss Organised BUT somehow I didn't think to get my sketchbooks months in advance!!! Thankfully now I do have some but they are the second choice. Sadly Daler Rowney Ebony books have had a change in paper!!
Here are tests that I did with 4 pages- original DR(the best but no longer available!) and new DR(the worst!) then the two alternatives, Jasart (which I have 8 of now!) and Millini - which I wish I had 8 of!
I think the my brain does strange things when I am exhausted (like the urge to sketch baroque buildings) this particular day (late Friday night) I decided to do a more mathematical estimate of the number of sketchbooks to take. I just can't imagine that I could fill all those sketchbooks - who knows I might just get TIRED of sketching half way through the trip.... mmmm do you think that is possible? I don't! I am seriously concerned at the lack of 'chill out' days!
BTW I think I will stick with 8 not 9 (3.2kg worth of paper is enough surely!)
BTW2 - For those that will point out to me that I can always buy a sketchbook on the way- it doesn't help my weight management as the tighter baggage limits are on the 2nd half of the trip. I prefer to know that I have 3.2kg the whole way!
Saturday, July 3, 2010
yes... sorry to bore you but I do have lots of pre-trip shopping to do and I seem to be only able to cope with doing it in stages...therefore each shopping visit to Macquarie Centre I get my special chill out time.
At least you will all have a break from this place real soon!
are ok for posting from my iPhone.
This is just a really quick Friday night page to record trivia this
Thursday, July 1, 2010
A very quick overlay I did - I am not sure how accurate google maps is- these are based on the visual scale... I am not sure that Sydney is THAT small, but I know NYC is huge!
BTW, I am progressively revealing some of the places where I am going... if you haven't noticed already.
I do actually really enjoy looking for accommodation and reading review s- it is just that when I am running out of time and have approx 10 weeks worth to sort I get a bit flustered when it gets late at night and I should go to bed and I feel I am getting nowhere...so what do I do... a quick sketch... why not! Feel so much better afterwards – whether it solves my problem or not is another matter!