The Sisterhood of the Travelling Sketchbook

The Sisterhood of the Travelling Sketchbook #3

An update on the Sisterhood….

We are now 12 members, and have members in Europe and the United Kingdom. So our little sketchbook will be travelling around the world!! That’s exciting news. Adding to the members from last time  we have:

  • Sandi from Wandin East in Victoria
  • Viv from France (I think she is in the north) and
  • Lynn who is in the south of France
  • Constanze who lives in Munich
  • and Lucy Ann in Kent, UK

[Apologies to Sandi and Constanze if you have blogs that I can’t find to link to. Also Chas, can you send me your postal address?]

So, I am going to work on the sketchbook this week. I did ask about more than one sketchbook, but I think that we will keep it at one for the time being. We can always send around another if we are having too much fun for one! Then I hope to launch the Sketchbook next week, send it off to visit the first person.

If you have joined the Sisterhood ~ and there is still time ~ later this week I will send you an email with the list of addresses and emails, and more detailed info about the project. This might be about as much structure as the whole thing gets!

I have been thinking about the finished sketchbook. We obviously have ages to decide what we would like to do, but I am wondering if we raffle/auction it and donate the money to an organisation for women’s health…… I suppose I should get it made first!

On a completely different note… there is only a few more days for you to use the coupon code in my Etsy shop, AnneLawsonArt. It gives you 10% off your purchase and is valid to the end of April. Just use the code APRIL16.

Odds and Ends

The Sisterhood of the Travelling Sketchbook #2

Did you think that I had abandoned the idea of the Sisterhood of the Travelling Sketchbook? After I was so enthusiastic about it last week? Of course not. However, I have been doing a colour mixing workshop this week, and I haven’t been able to get back to the Sisterhood.

I am going to post about the workshop very soon, but as a tease I am showing you my rose painting in the header photo. While I am distracting myself, let me I remind you that I am offering blog readers a 10% discount on any of my art work in the Etsy shop. Simply use the coupon code APRIL16 for the discount before the end of April. To look in my shop click here AnneLawsonArt

To get up-to-date with the Sisterhood of the Travelling Sketchbook, have a look at my last post, here.

So far the Sisterhood is up to 7 people, but you are quite welcome to join. We have

  • Kate, who began the idea, and lives in Mackay, Northern Queensland
  • Elladee, who lives in Taylors Arms, NSW
  • Sue, who lives in Mt Vernon, Washington
  • Sandra from Teneriffe, Queensland
  • Alys from San Jose, California
  • Chas who I think lives in Melbourne
  • and me, from Melbourne too.

If I have missed you, I am sorry. My emails are a mess at the moment, and I may have mistakenly overlooked one. Just let me know in the comments that you would like to be part of the fun.

As you can see from the list we have Australia and sections of North America well covered ~ but always room for more. It would be great if our little sketchbook could head to the UK  and/or Europe, South America, Africa…..Any one else like to play?

Do you think we need more than one sketchbook? I am happy to send one to each of you, which could be sent around. That means each person would be adding to seven sketchbooks and passing them on, at different times, of course. Would it be too complicated? It has the advantage of each person having their own sketchbook at the end of the project. Let’s have a chat about it in the comments.

Also, I did originally say that there were no rules……but there has to be one. Your contribution can’t include plant or animal material [no feathers 😦 ]. Australia has very strict quarantine laws, which ban the importation of such things.

So, any one else like to join the Sisterhood? Send me an email to    I promise I will sort out the mess before your email arrives! Chas, can you send me an email with your postal details? And Sue too, as I haven’t kept yours. I got your town from the wonderful mug mat you sent me!