We all love to travel, soak up different cultures, try new food, be on a never-ending adventure and in order to take all that in we end up taking loads of pictures snapping as we go along. To some extent not being able to enjoy the moment for the fear we might miss a spot we haven’t photographed. Thanks to new age digital cameras, it has become easier than ever to snap as many takes as we want not having to think that our old-fashioned film would ran out and we would have to conjure up a refill, which aided in our fixation of snapping more as we go along. In scope of all that, like many others of you out there I found myself so fixated to get the perfect picture that I forgot to be in the moment. This is where sketching changed everything. Being able to go somewhere, sit and just sketch what is in front of me, engages every cell of my being in no other way a picture can. As I find myself go through my sketchbooks and turn the pages, I recall the breeze of air on my face that day, the chatter of children around me and sometimes the conversations or encounters I had with others. It is such a unique experience that no words would do it justice.
So, come along with me as I take my lines on longer walks many miles away from home whenever I’m blessed and lucky to be able to do so.
First sketch in York This trip was not about sketching or being a tourist first time in York, rather a more personal one. One that included lots of errands and many, many shopping trips with tedious amounts of heavy carrying. Nevertheless, I made sure I had my minimal kit on me every time I went…Read More
Urban Sketching and the memories it holds I’ve said it before, urban sketching is the best way to engrave moments and memories in ones brain. They tend to stay and linger there forever, very welcomed I may add. Exploring Lisbon one day going to the Monastery Moisterio Dos Jeronimos I took shelter under the shade…Read More
Few years back even before my trip to Portugal was in the stars. My friend was talking to me about how her sister in-law had gifted her with a moleskine small sketchbook and graphite in a new form I haven’t seen before. It was water soluble graphite that came in a little round tin the…Read More
After attending the Manchester USK symposium, needless to say I’ve got the bug and wanted to do it every year! Alas the next year was in Chicago which meant on the other side of the globe involving lots of logistics that could not be overcome. Luckily for me the following year the year of 2018…Read More
This is where my journey of reconnecting with my creativity started. After many years of life getting in the way (as it often does for all of us) and me simply forgetting the one thing that made me always feel alive. The year of 2016 found me on my quest of soul-searching, a quest that…Read More