This week I’m staying in a new hotel in the CBD as I’m doing a big end of year review and planning for 2020. I’m also doing some sketching and exploring the best cafes in town. I have the slightest possible harbour view from my room and I feel as if I’m looking at a doll’s house with all the empty furniture in the building next to me.
In January I spent two nights doing a similar thing, but four nights (five days) gives me more time to think, review and plan and also some spare time so that I can sketch. In addition, the last work week of the year is better than mid January for starting the new year with a clear action plan. So I’m really happy with my decision to have a city break this week!
(By the way… CBD = Central Business District = Australian for downtown)
I’m also starting a new project: drawing everything I eat for a month. So most of my sketches have been food related this week.
Here are some of my sketches from Monday and Tuesday.
Note: These were all done in a Hahnemuhle Watercolour sketchbook. Changing paper again!
The single line part of this sketch is of a big cruise ship in the background. It was The Ovation of the Seas, just back from its tragic journey to NZ. I didn’t realise at the time which ship it was, but now I have a record of the horrific events at White Island in my book. My heart goes out to the family and friends of those affected.