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Sketchaday Series 2, Episode 6: The world offers itself to your imagination

Wild Geese You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees For a hundred miles through the desert, repenting. You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it … Continue reading

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Sketchaday Series 2, Episode 5: Time to stand and stare

What is this life if, full of care, We have no time to stand and stare. William Henry Davies My kind of holiday is having the opportunity to absorb a landscape, without being rushed from one country to another, or … Continue reading

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Sketchaday Series 2, Episode 4: Training my Memory

I have always tried to keep a diary when on my travels, as I find it very hard to recall the day to day happenings. In my last Sketchaday series I wrote a post nearly every day, but this time … Continue reading

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Sketchaday Series 2, Episode 3: Capturing the moment

The other thing that I am trying to do during this trip, besides remembering people and situations, is to capture the landscape. This is my fourth visit to Canada, but it’s the first time I’ve seen the mountains in winter. … Continue reading

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After J J Hilder

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#Sketchaday 22: up, down and almost over the mountain

I managed to get up at 5.45am this morning and returned to the same scene that I drew yesterday, this time attempting a watercolour. After an hour I felt I had done enough as the light was changing too quickly. … Continue reading

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#Sketchaday 18: earning our keep and learning that less is more

I’ve been so impressed by the fleeting glimpses that we have of the mountains on these semi cloudy days that I’m doing a quick pencil sketch from the back patio every time I’m inspired.  Sometimes you wouldn’t know there’s a … Continue reading

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#Sketchaday 16: ‘This is what we do on BC day’….and when is a sketch finished?

I started two watercolour sketches today, when we took a trip up to the reservoir behind the Revelstoke Canyon Dam, one of more than a score of dams in the Kootenay region that supply BC’s electricity. It’s one of four … Continue reading

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What do you take for sketching on holiday?

I am currently on holiday at Revelstoke, in Canada, where you can ski in winter and hike, bike, climb and explore in summer. I decided to commit myself to doing at least one sketch a day and I̵… Source: What … Continue reading

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Sketchaday 15: from the cheerfully macabre back to the sublime

The weather remained uncertain today so we didn’t attempt any ambitious hikes. We gave Mum and Dad a break this morning so they could have their first trail bike ride together since Leo was born. Then we all headed over … Continue reading

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