Last year I had my big adventure in UK and Italy in which to implement ideas from the symposium. This year it is great to have a bit more time to think all that I learned in the context of my normal life.
However beware: Sketch habits can get you into trouble!
… sitting on my sketching stool in the middle of the security guarded Sydney harbour bridge is one thing… but DO NOT empty your paint water over the edge. I was sternly advised that it was an offense and I could be fined. Oops!!! Lots of joggers this morning made the bridge very bumpy and hard to draw.
Done in my new A4 sketchbook which will be dedicated to architectural sketches. (inspired by others who work larger – Katherine Tyrrell, my Friend Eza, Florian, Gerard, Marc etc) I must say that the new size is WONDERFUL! Sadly the small but heavily detailed building which I intended to sketch was under wraps so I had to settle for Customs House – it was a little larger and more complicated than I was really in the mood for.
At 4pm I have only done 3 sketches… so not surprising that I felt the urge to do a quick sketch before walking back across the bridge. I did resist a second urge to sketch once I got across to Kirribilli… “no Liz…just go home and relax” I told myself.