Back Home: Gearing up for SketchingNow Buildings

June 28, 2017 | 6 Comments

Q: So what sketching have I been doing since I got back home?
A: Not much.

The gap between my two trips is pretty tight (4 weeks), and it would be okay if all I had to do was:

  • unpack my bags,
  • catch up on things from the last four weeks,
  • prepare my workshop for the Urban Sketchers symposium,
  • do end of financial year paperwork, and
  • re-pack my bags.

However, in true “Liz-style” I am looking ahead to projects a few months away and then working backwards. The result of this is that I am having to fit a lot of SketchingNow work in as well.

It’s all exciting stuff, and I am on track, but it just means that some days the only sketching I am having time for is my morning coffee. The opening image is of last week’s coffee grid, and my prep work for re-opening SketchingNow Buildings in early September.



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And just while on the subject of coffee sketches… on Monday the lovely owner of my local cafe brought me out a second coffee to sketch and drink! How nice was that? But I will admit that it was a little pressuring as I dislike drinking cold coffee.


  • Jeanette - June 28, 2017 reply

    I love your colour choices Liz! mind you, two coffees and I would've been bouncing on the walls :)

  • Jeanette - June 28, 2017 reply

    um... make that bouncing "off" the walls... drinking one now and I've obviously lost the ability to use the correct words! LOL

    • Liz Steel - June 29, 2017 reply

      ha ha! I understand. Yes two coffees was a bit much for me, but thnakfully it was monday morning early!

  • Joan Tavolott - June 30, 2017 reply

    I don't know how you keep up with sketching and planning for all your workshops. Coffee must help. lol

    • Liz Steel - June 30, 2017 reply

      It's tough at times... the coffee is nice, but it is the focused planning sessions at the cafe that really help a lot!

  • Carla Giller - June 30, 2017 reply

    I have a very tough time sketching my morning coffee . . . because I don't want it to get cold! I think about doing it everyday, but then I don't do it. Maybe if I do, that will help me to sketch quickly!!

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