Holidays are the perfect time for all of us, whatever our ages, to keep a sketch book..... You will have the time and will be experiencing different things, so there will be plenty of inspiration.
If you have children or young people with you, please encourage them to keep one too. Don't be too strict, anything goes, it's the doing it that is important. If you are accommodating young children, then I suggest collecting some materials, ie paper, card, stickers, glue/ double sided tape, pencils, pens etc, whatever you can collect and afford. Check out pound shops, markets and cheaper shops, we're going to personalise our sketch books, this is not a time for expensive competition!
All of my sketch books have been about recording the moment, in whatever form is appropriate in the time available, so that I have resource material to refer to........ here are some pages from a very ordinary sketch book, which I kept during a holiday in 1999, as you can see, I painted, did some sketching and painting, but also used seaweed, took photos and kept cards and info to recollect a lovely relaxing holiday..............have a go x x
Saturday, 28 June 2014
An autumnal stay in Moelfre and I always end up at Helen's buying some wool so that my evenings can be spent knitting, whilst enjoying the ever changing view over the sea and the mountains as the sun goes down, absolutely gorgeous. The Siop Wool is tiny and, as you can see, perched on the top of the 'hill' as you stroll across the tiny harbour to the cliff walk..........
Wednesday, 25 June 2014
Monday, 9 June 2014
Thursday, 5 June 2014
A lovely afternoon this week with my art friends at Sharone's. It was cool, but there was a lovely fire going in the outdoor fireplace, what a lovely treat. Sharone also completely spoilt us with a gorgeous afternoon tea..... So, whilst we are all chatting away and enjoying tea, I quickly captured the view across the paddock towards the woods, taking in the pool, also through the end of the oak framed structure which houses the lovely fireplace and seating area......and, of course, the tea!!