Beyond the sketchbook....

June 30, 2014 | 13 Comments

A little sketch that I did a number of years ago of Milan Cathedral was used on the promotional material for the EHSG Conference in Milan.  3,000 participants and over 130 exhibitors attended the – European Human Genetics Gconference and my sketch was even used for an app!

It is great that something that I just did for myself in my sketchbook one evening had a much bigger future in store! (instead of my usual ‘Friday night baroque’ sketching –  this was a Saturday night gothic)

I have had so many things going on lately that I forgot to look out for this one… but something else that came up this morning made me think of it

So… this morning I was informed that a sketch of mine appeared  on the timeline of my favourite radio station. ABC Classic FM.
This is my watercolour painting of Albert Hall Launceston that I did last month when I was in Tasmania…and they found it somehow – Google? Instagram?

I am becoming more and more convinced of two things
– obsessive blogging leads to good google ratings … and ….
– the power of the hashtag

And … while I am talking about work outside my sketchbook- here is a sketch I did last week on a loose sheet of paper to give as a gift to a friend…. I am more and more doing sketches for others and love it.  I hope to have work available for more people soon!

And… that reminds me of how much I love blogging – how much I love sharing my work with others – recording where I am and what I am doing – engaging with my local community and connecting with people all over the world.

And… how much I appreciate all the people that come regularly to this blog to check on my crazy ramblings and sketches. I know most of you never comment… but I know that you are there – so thank you!!!! 

Thank you for following and encouraging me by your hits!!

I am in the process of working on my BIG PLAN…  finally updating my blog with plans for more features to it AND (the final ‘and’ for this post I promise) seriously  preparing my very own online classes…. I can’t wait to be able to share more…. so stay tuned!


  • Stacey Vadaj says:

    have been following you for a couple of years now. I still enjoy each posting and learn something new. looking forward to you're portion of sketchbook skool. thanks for taking the time to keep us in the loop.

  • Wow! All kinds of amazing things happening for you because of your wonderful art, Liz!! I am thrilled for you!!

  • sandra de says:

    Lovely to see you getting well deserved recognition. I'm always pinning your w/c sketch as they are so beautiful.

  • Caroline says:

    We love your blog, Liz. And we love your teacups! In fact, I’m taking them to win the World Cup this year. Then they can be World Teacups.

    Online classes sound exciting! Good luck with the BIG PLAN!

  • BJR says:

    Happy for all the nice things that's come your way! I LOVE your blog!!…keep it up!

  • Diana says:

    Congrats Liz! And yes, I'm one of the lurkers normally. I do love your blog and and your beautiful work. Thank you for sharing it all with us! Because of you, I just HAD to buy a Lamy fountain pen! Now I'm practicing getting those nice fine lines you do. I think I must be heavy-handed because the XF nib looks really BOLD to me! Thanks again!

  • Liz Steel says:

    thank you Sherry!

  • Liz Steel says:

    Hi Sandra!!!! thanks so much…pin away!

  • Liz Steel says:

    thank you Stacey -I am so pleased that you enjoy and learn from every post. I think I do too… looking forward to seeing you in klass!

  • Liz Steel says:

    thanks caroline! A teacup world cup! yay! love it!

  • Liz Steel says:

    thank you BJR!!! I love blogging! (does it show?)

  • Liz Steel says:

    HI Diana – always very special when a lurker comments! thanks! Yes the pressure makes a difference and the paper. YOu can also draw with the nib upside down

  • rosjenke says:

    Putting my hand up …. I'm one of the non commenters:-) thank you for your ramblings and wonderfully inspiring and motivating sketches. Love them all. I have just packed my first moleskin and mini palette for 6 weeks in France and Europe thanks to you.

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