081227 Family Christmas Day

December 27, 2008 | 3 Comments

From our family Xmas day – a few days late (due to other commitments) An Australian Christmas dinner – seafood BBQ! The small tree with presents for the boys. My nephew aged 4 wanted me to draw his present from Santa that he brought to show us all.

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081225 Sydney Harbour on Christmas Day

December 25, 2008 | 3 Comments

All the clouds of this morning disappeared so I decided to get out this afternoon for a quick sketch and to see what the harbour is like on Christmas Day… It was bizarrely quiet.I have been to the beach on christmas afternoon a number of times and it has been crowded, so I was very...

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081225 MY tea cosy

December 25, 2008 | 2 Comments

Having a quiet morning – having turkey for dinner tonight but the big family day is on Saturday this year.I am rather excited to have completed my tea cosy – since drawing this I have made it into a black and white pussy and added white whiskers.

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081224 Start of Holiday

December 24, 2008 | Leave your thoughts

Back to using watercolour moleskine – ah! they are nice. First page, done last night, is dedicated to a dear friend in Scotland who passed away last week. I did this at approximately the same time as the funeral was being held in the highlands. The flower is Sturt’s Desert Rose the state flower of...

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081220 A friend’s brief visit to Sydney

December 20, 2008 | 1 Comment

Sketches from an afternoon and morning visit from my friend who is always there at momentous stages of my sketching journey – when I started, my travel journals in Europe last year, really thinking about composing the whole spread when on location   and this time….. just going for it when it comes to sketching...

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081213 Mini Sketchcrawl

December 13, 2008 | 1 Comment

I have started to go along to sketching outings with the Sydney Sketch Club and today was a training for the next World Wide Sketchcrawl on Jan 10. We went to Balmain – a wonderful inner city suburb on the harbour. Not that I really need to get into the mood of sketching but I...

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