Saturday Workshops & Monday Sketchclub

We have been very busy with our Saturday Workshops lately, and the last two were “A Taste of Sketching” ( Nov 22 ) and “Loosen up with Watercolour”(Nov 8) It’s lovely to have the best part of a whole day …

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Travelling North.2.

Leaving Taupo, our next destination is Havelock North. Everywhere you look it’s bursting with vineyards, all well known if you’re a wine buff. Cafes, galleries, restaurants and boutiques line the streets which span from the central roundabout. Time to find …

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Almost Christmas Lunch – Kiwi style

It’s the annual Kiwi Christmas lunch. In Sydney. Off in the early morning, to get the best and most summery of fruits. It’s my annual contribution and the others will be doing the same, putting together what they always bring. …

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Sketch Your Own Greeting Cards

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 28 ’13 An exciting time of year for us. Making our own sketch Christmas/ Birthday/ Thank you/ Goodbye Greeting Cards. Somehow when you hear Carols coming out of the ceiling in lifts – you know it’s that time …

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Sunset Christmas Card Sketching

WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 27 ’13 It was almost as though our end of term had come a week early during our sunset sketching this time! There was a celebratory feel in the air tonight with Erin leaving us some lovely wine …

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Sketching Christmas Party

Monday November 25th 2013. It’s not actually the end of the year. In fact it’s only just past the 11th moon. But we in the Sketching Studio like to be ahead of the pack. So our Christmas end of the …

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L’art Sauvera le Monde

That is what it said inside the wrapper of our papillotte. Art will save the world. Quote Platon. Who’d have thought you’d find such a truth inside a shiny chocolate wrapper. Here we were at the first of our 5 …

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Such a Good Day

Milton stayed up late the night before to prepare his ‘special’ glaze for the ham. Then it was into the oven for a slow bake to goldenise the whole thing. We had heaps to do before everyone would arrive for …

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It Must be Christmas…..

It must be Christmas when….. the yachts and launches moor overnight in the Cove….This is the glorious sight I beheld this morning as I sat out to sketch the soft colour with everything almost in silhouette. Earlier in December a …

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Pre Christmas Goings-On

Somehow once we hit December, it feels like it’s all over. I do love Christmas time, but it feels like everything has to be squeezed in before the big day. I have learned to take quiet moments and here are …

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