RoadTrip2021: The journey begins in the Blue Mountains

April 19, 2021 | 10 Comments

So the road trip began today!

I started the day reading Psalm 121 – the traveller’s psalm – and then I decided to have a quiet moment and then sketch my cup of tea. This is a favourite ‘easy’ cup to sketch.

I used to always do a teacup sketch before a big trip so it was nice to revive this tradition!

I also jotted down a few thoughts (another ‘starting-a-trip tradition’)

This week Chris Haldane is joining me. It’s lovely to have a friend to start my adventure!

We headed to the Blue Mountains and the first sketch spot was Sublime View with a view to the back of the Three Sisters.

The conditions were tricking – we were looking through a wire fence and having its shadow on our page.

I’m not yet used to the Moleskine paper so it was good to do this challenging warmup!

After a late lunch we visited Echo Point. It’s bizarre to see it so empty!

We sketched from Queen Elizabeth Lookout which seemed appropriate!

I did a big sketch filling a double page spread. It doesn’t look like it in this photo, but I assure you it feels huge! It was hard to see what I was doing!

We did other stuff today, but I just wanted to share a few highlights and start the habit of writing articles for you. I hope to share a few updates a week but you might also want to follow me on Instagram where I will be sharing video during the day in my stories.


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