Socialising a lot in the last 2 days!
Yesterday I meet up with Kelvin from Singapore (one of the official photographers at the symposium last year) and we had a lovely morning tea at the Tea Cosy talking about photography vs art and hobby vs job. The opening sketch is a true example of reflex sketching – talking, enjoying my scone and cup of tea, and somehow getting some lines and paint on the page.
She has done my SketchingNow courses and was in Sydney for the day (on a big cruise ship). She had spent the morning on a harbour cruise and managed to recognise many of the places where I filmed my demos (oh! never realised how close to the harbour many of the locations have been to date). We had a lovely afternoon chatting and leisurely sketching our tea and scones. More reflex sketching!
World Sketching Tour Luís Simões arrived in Sydney. He left his home in Portugal nearly 4 years ago, and after sketching his way through 30 countries has finally arrived down under. Yay! A few of us met up this afternoon to sketch together.
I had an amazing discussion with him about the development of his work over the 4 years of travelling and sketching. His work is VERY inspiring!
After many days feeling chained to my desk, it has been great to get out a bit over the last two days.