New vintage teacups

August 23, 2023 | 6 Comments
Teacup Sketching

Last week I acquired some new vintage teacups from a friend. She recently discovered a number of boxes full of her grandmother’s china (apparently she liked collecting individual teacups) and after the family members took what they wanted there were 9 teacups left.  I ended up taking four of them! I know, I know, I...


Faber Castell Graphite Pencils

August 21, 2023 | 15 Comments

A few weeks ago I received a lovely set of Faber Castell graphite pencils inside my Colour4Life box (see more here) and I know that a number of you have been waiting to hear about the Pitt Graphite Matt Pencils. These pencils have been designed to reduce the silvery shine of traditional graphite pencils –...


Lots of purple and orange

August 18, 2023 | 6 Comments
Everyday Sketching

I’ve been continuing to use the Colour4Life selection of Albrecht Durer pencils sent to me by Faber Castell Australia (as part of their annual competition – see more here) and I’ve been really enjoying the challenge of using colours that I wouldn’t normally choose. As I mentioned last week, this set doesn’t have any browns...