The Sketchbook in all its glory!

The other day the Fella brought in a box left by the postie. Immediately I knew it was the Sketchbook. Normally I dive right into things, but this was one parcel I wanted to savour. I sat down with a cup of tea, marvelling at the journey it had made. Then I carefully opened the…

The Sisterhood of the Travelling Sketchbook #4

Well, the Travelling Sketchbook has arrived safely at its first stop, with Kate in Northern Queensland. As I was making it, I was thinking of the people who would add to it and then send it further on the journey. Our final Sisterhood is Kate from Tall Tales from Chiconia Sandra aka Lady Red Specs…

In My Studio

So much for making this a monthly post! It is well over a month since the first one…but that’s okay. It’s been a busy time. If you would like to show us what has been happening in your creative space over the last little while, write a post about it and then link to it…

Flinders Island, here I come!

Soon I will be off to Flinders Island, to stay at Mountain Seas Resort for an Artist in Residence stint. [In my mind it is more of an Artist Retreat.] Doesn’t this sound idyllic? Mountain Seas is contiguous to 40,000 acres of national park. We have private trails accessing tall trees, fresh water streams, waterfalls…

Another outing for my homemade sketchbook and a special surprise for you

My little handmade sketchbook went to the exhibition of Jean Paul Gaultier‘s creations at the NGV, along with many, many other people. However, I managed to find a couple of odd corners to sketch in. (If you intend to see the exhibition, hurry, as it closes this Saturday.) His creations are amazing, and I hope to…

An outing for my homemade sketchbook

Before I show you what I sketched, let me tell you about the exhibition where I sketched. Outer Circle: The Boyds and the Murrumbeena artists shows the work of members  of the Boyd family, one of Australia’s artistic dynasties. The Boyd name pops up in many areas of art. On the wall of the exhibition is a…

My new, handmade sketchbook, and some other sketchbooks too.

I love books. I love their smell, their promise of adventure into a new world, and how they feel, weighted in my hand. I especially love notebooks and especially, especially sketchbooks. They have thick white pages that beg to be marked. I am currently sketching in a Strathmore Art Journal, 400 series. It has 48 pages…