A summary of my trip to Europe Sept/Oct 2009

February 2, 2010 | 2 Comments

My trip sketchbooks
I thought I would put together a single post with links to all the days of my trip as an easy way of looking at it all.
I do intend to create an ISSUU publication on day (and maybe a blurb book) but I need to stop sketching in order to find the time for that… and I can’t stop sketching….

So Here Goes:

Trip Prep Sketches
Sketches and decisions I made in preparation for my trip to Europe in Sept/Oct 09 are here on flickr

4 Weeks in the UK (in 3 volumes)
Day 00 – The journey Begins… the big flight Sydney to Heathrow
Day 01 – Heathrow to Cardiff – including morning tea with Gill from Journal Craft, Caerphily Castle
Day 02 – Exploring Cardiff – Cardiff castle and St Ffagans
Day 03 – Sunday in Cardiff – Tabernacle Cardiff church
Day 04 – Cardiff to Hay on Wye – Big Pit, a cup of tea and dinner…
Day 05 – Hay on Wye to Bala. Mary Jones day
Day 6 – Bala to Caernarfon via Harlech castle and award winning tearoom
Interlude – The Bear in Wales
Day 07 – Caernarfon to Llandudno
Day 08 – Wales to Newcastle (via Castle Howard – a special sketching visit!)
Day 09-10 – Weekend in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Day 11 – Reaching Scotland!!!
Day 12 – Glasgow (Kelvingrove area)
Day 13 – Glasgow (City and meeting Wil Freeborn Glasgow Urban Sketcher Correspondent)
Day 14 – Edinburgh
Day 15 – Edinburgh (meeting Stuart Kerr Urban Sketcher Correspondent and guru knitter Rachel Henderson)
Day 16 – Edinburgh – open doors days
(Day 16a – Sunday with friends – no sketching as usual… just in case you are wondering if I missed a day…I just got my numbers out of whack)
Day 17 – On the road to the isles (now don’t start singing that song!?! BTW I love it!)
Day 18 – Isle of Skye
Days 19-20 Scottish West Coast
Days 21-27 Inverness and around

A week in Paris in one volume
A serious sketching holiday with my friend Eza (please visit her flickr so that you don’t miss out on her great sketches!)

Title Page
Paris Day 1 – Painting Disaster, Sacre Coeur, Garnier Opera, plus food sketches
Paris Day 2: Part 1 – Water lilies, Louvre, Luxembourg gardens
Paris Day 2: Part 2 – Le Select and meeting Rick Tulka, new paint tine, Hotel des Invalides and dinner
Paris Day 3 – Arc de Triumphe, Eiffel Tower, Musee du quai Branly,Alexander Bridge, lunch and dinner as well of course
(Paris Day 4 – another Sunday and day off sketching)
Paris Day 5 – Notre dame, meeting Jan Allsop, bridge sketching, tuilieries, Sennelier art shop and purchases
Paris Day 6 – Trip to Versailles (including an attempt to sketch the hall of the mirrors – can you believe it!)
Paris Day 07 – Last day! Le Corbusier Foundation, Musee Jacquemart Andre, Laduree, and some food naturally!

Journey Home

And then Back Home:
first day back home morning
First Day back home afternoon


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