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.


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...


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.


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...


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...


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...