Tuesday, 13 December 2011

“Courage is not the towering oak that sees storms come and go; it is the fragile blossom that opens in the snow.” (Alice M.Swaim)

Today I was inspired by the first snowfall of winter.

As it's turning cold, busy, and I can't just jump in my little fiat 500 any more, I'm not having much chance to get out and about and sketch plein air.

 So I've started drawing more from my imagination... It's amazing what you can find in there when you put a pencil to paper and just draw what comes to mind!

Saturday, 3 December 2011

"...We'll welcome December with tireless hope." (from 'Snow', Sleeping At Last).

Have you ever tried to sketch without taking your pen off the paper? This took ten minutes of concenrated effort, especially trying to remember the song lyrics, for the first verse of 'Snow' by Sleeping At Last, which I illustrated around the edge. This is my imagination's interpretation of December.... !

Thursday, 1 December 2011

Thursday, 27 October 2011

"All of life is a journey which paths we take, what we look back on, and what we look forward to is up to us. We determine our destination, what kind of road we will take to get there, and how happy we are when we get there.”

After seven months, it's time to say farewell to Sicily. It's been a roller coaster of a journey but I've met some incredible people, had some amazing experiences (tasted some fantastic food) and seen some wonderful places. Thank you for your comments, I hope you've enjoyed sharing some of these unforgettable memories with me... The scenes on my blog will shortly be changing as I head to Yorkshire (where possibly there is no internet access)!?....then in a couple of weeks to London, for the winter.... I shall be back to continue my Italian journey in April. However, for now, Arrivederci Sicilia.....