Away for few days

This is all I managed to do yesterday. Lamy Safari pen with DeAtramentis Archive Ink in Fabriano Venezia sketchbook. I was hoping to paint in the evening after everyone is in bed, but the youngest, who was sleeping beautifully lately, just wouldn’t fall asleep....

Goldmines Hotel

One sunny Saturday I went to the Goldmines Hotel with my family for lunch. The kids were very excited to show me around its beautiful garden, which was full of little nooks that could be inspirations for future paintings. I attempted to sketch one corner while waiting...

Melbourne Museum sketches

Both sketches were done at the Melbourne Museum with the Staedtler pigment liner pen in the Hahnemuhle D&S sketchbook, which I bought as a trial in search for a cheaper everyday sketchbook. It is best used for sketching with a pencil (as it says on the label),...

Back from Beach Holiday

Hello! I’m back from a beach holiday to Phillip Island. I’m not sure why I keep on insisting to believe that I’ll accomplish much more during the holidays than I usually do, including writing blog posts. The truth is I don’t even want to open...

Happy 2015!

First sketch of 2015: Bendigo Christmas Tree. Lamy Safari pen with DeAtramentis Archive Ink and Winsor & Newton Cotman watercolour in Stillman & Birn Beta sketchbook (14.0 x 21.6 cm) Yesterday was a very normal day for me: my husband went to work, I took the...

Merry Christmas

Unusually we are at home for Christmas instead of traveling somewhere else in the world to visit our widespread extended family. There is no Christmas tree – I doubt a real one would last long in the summer heat and I didn’t want to buy a plastic one....