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...


090109 Holiday to Port Macquarie

January 10, 2009 | 1 Comment

Been away again for a few days – another girlie holiday with some relative visits as well (my grandma)Went with my friends cousin’s family of 3 boys to Timbertown a heritage place – while the boys were on the train I started drawing…A bit of collage/ scrapbooking here…. the timber cottage sketch is below (I...


090105 Random stuff

January 5, 2009 | Leave your thoughts

Sketching my friends comfy chair while waiting for the last minute packingA nice quiet morning – unpacking and then about to start packing again for another short holiday, Ah! I love summer holidaysAnother visit to the teahouse – unsuccessful shopping visit so I needed some tea and some sketching. My writing was just as much...


090105 Berry Trip – Part 2

January 5, 2009 | 1 Comment

The final pages from our tripA few super quick sketches I did either sitting in the back seat of the car or walking along the west rim at Fitzroy FallsThe architect in me can’t resist doing plans. This is hopelessly out of scale and I have probably been a little kind on the number of...


090103 Berry Holiday – Part 1

January 3, 2009 | 4 Comments

Have just got back from a three day girls’ holiday with 5 friends. Was a good test of my commitment to sketching…but I managed to fill in a few pages. Mixed bag though due to a few headaches, lots of distraction and not much time.First morning at breakfast… (BTW as the general rule I tried...