090213 My New Tea Set

February 13, 2009 | 6 Comments

I am participating in the thing-a-day challenge and have ended up drawing a lot of tea cups in the past week. As a general rule, I find that I often draw my cups of tea and coffee (especially when out with friends) but got the idea of recording every cup in my life after being...


Rain in Sydney desperately needed in Victoria!

February 9, 2009 | 2 Comments

Quick sketch in the car on the way to work this morning (drawn and coloured at red lights) while listening to the latest news from the horrific bush fire disaster in Victoria. Current figure is 173 deaths and over 700 homes totally destroyed and the fires are still burning. The worst natural disaster in the...


101_9 Brussels Town Hall

January 30, 2009 | 1 Comment

Another building in my 101 series – this one was really way to hard for my to do justice to on a Friday night, after a busy few days at work, while half watching tennis and listening to cricket – at the same time!Special thanks to Gerard Michel who kindly sent me some information on...


090126 Australia Day

January 26, 2009 | 2 Comments

Australia Day – a morning sketching in a park on the outskirts of Sydney with its own historic homestead and farming displays. A lovely relaxing morning – it was especially nice to sit in a shady arbour and sketch Netherby Homestead.Morning Tea would not have won any catering awards but it was delightfully ‘old style...


090124 Iced VoVo

January 24, 2009 | Leave your thoughts

While doing my Food ABC I discovered this amazing quote from our ‘new’ Prime Minister’s victory speech. Rather topical for this week, hey? I don’t really like Iced VoVos but they are pretty to draw. The background is loosely based on the back of the biscuit. I have no idea why they are called vovo.


090124 Food ABC

January 24, 2009 | 1 Comment

A new project Sketchbook Project 2009.Fill a pocket moleskine cahier notebook before Februarythe theme: ‘Everyone we know’My take – is ‘Everyone we know loves food’ such as….. I am so predictable I know… but I had to find something that I can easily fill a book with. The paper is not suitable for applying water...


090117 101_8 S Francesco Rimini

January 17, 2009 | 2 Comments

Can you believe it… I haven’t used my paints all week!! (but have still drawing nearly every day in the food ABC with WC pencils- just haven’t been scanning and posting them)Anyway, tonight I felt the urge to get back to my 101 buildings project… It has been a while since I did one. Ah!...


090110 Solo Sketchcrawl

January 10, 2009 | 2 Comments

Unfortunately, I was not able to join in the Sydney Team for the Sketchcrawl which was a real pity as they had a group of 15 people. But of course I still spent the day sketching! I had a quiet morning at home and then went out to another of those special places on the...