In Sight

In Sight: Sevilla, Spain

In Sight: Sevilla, Spain

On my way to the yoga retreat in Spain, I stopped off in Sevilla for a night. I spent the day wandering the streets, eating tapas, drinking cerveza and taking photos…

In Sight: Palm leaves

In Sight: Palm leaves

This is a watercolour sketch I did when I was in Lima, sitting underneath palm trees on the cliff tops between Barranco and Miraflores.

In Sight: Barranco street view – 1

In Sight: Barranco street view – 1

Barranco is a small neighbourhood in Lima that feels surprisingly tranquil in comparison to the rest of the city. At the beginning of the 20th century it was a summer resort for rich Peruvians, but as the city grew and…

In Sight: traditional Peruvian knitted chullos (hats)

In Sight: traditional Peruvian knitted chullos (hats)

…I came across a beautiful collection of chullos, an Andian style hat with earflaps… They were incredibly fine that it was hard to believe they had been hand knitted. The complex geographic patterns used multiple colours and they were beautifully finished with a tiny scalloped edge.

In Sight: colourful streets in London

In Sight: colourful streets in London

Spring is finally here and the sun just makes everything look so pretty…especially these brightly coloured houses in London. I love the combination of colours and patterns created by the shadows.

In Sight: the streets of New York

In Sight: the streets of New York

I’ve just spent 10 days in New York visiting friends and exploring the city I used to call home. I spent a lot of time wandering the streets of Brooklyn and Manhattan, visiting some of my favourite neighbourhoods.    The vast…

In Sight: Clam Shell from Kenya

In Sight: Clam Shell from Kenya

I found this clam shell at my Grandparents house. It’s huge and I love the texture of it. They found it when they were living in Kenya. It holds a lot of sentimental value, and I love to hear little…

In Sight: Kenyan Basket

In Sight: Kenyan Basket

My Grandparents house is full of interesting bits and bobs that they’ve collected over the years. Many are from their travels and I’ve always been drawn to their collection of things from Kenya. They moved there in the 50’s when…

In Sight: Underneath Tower Bridge

In Sight: Underneath Tower Bridge

Last week I was in London for a workshop with School for Creative Startups, learning all about web fuelled business. A very motivational day leaving me with lots to think about…and do! I’ve started with setting up a facebook page….

In Sight: Snowy Bee Hives

In Sight: Snowy Bee Hives

It’s a snow day! 14cm and counting! Which in England means everything grinds to a halt. But it does make everything look rather pretty. So I took my camera along to my Dad’s apiary. He checked up on the bees…

In Sight: Thistles

In Sight: Thistles

At the weekend when I was out on a country walk (although I spent more time taking photos than walking!) I saw this thistle covered in frost and couldn’t resist taking it home to sketch. Once inside the frost melted…

In Sight: Frosty

In Sight: Frosty

Finally a cold, crisp, frosty day. Winter has arrived and it definitely beats grey skies, rain and mud, which we’ve had far too much of recently! A change in temperature is very welcome with me, even if it’s colder, as long…

In Sight: Sage

In Sight: Sage

I love sketching in cafes. I find it really relaxing to be away from my desk and to just draw whatever’s in front of me. This week I spent a few days in Reading and managed to find some time…

In Sight: Green and Grey

In Sight: Green and Grey

I took this photo this week when I was in Caversham. It was a grey day and the colour of this green algae on a fence jumped out at me as I walked past. 

In Sight: View from the Train

In Sight: View from the Train

On the train home from London I watched the sun setting and managed to capture this photo as we raced through the countryside. I love how the trees have blurred into the sky creating a grainy pattern.

In Sight: Indian Screen

In Sight: Indian Screen

I can’t keep myself away from the V&A at the moment. I found myself sketching in the same area of the museum as last weekend. I’m loving the geometric patterns in these Indian screens.

In Sight: Indian Screens

In Sight: Indian Screens

Another Sunday afternoon sketching in the V&A Museum. This time I was drawn to a display of Indian screens carved out of sandstone and marble. They reminded me of my trip to India I did a few years ago. Sure…

In Sight: Art Deco Jewellery

In Sight: Art Deco Jewellery

I could spend hours sketching in the Victoria and Albert Museum, so I’m making the most of it whilst I’m in London for a few weeks for some freelance work. Today I was looking for all things Art Deco and ended…

In Sight: Madrid

In Sight: Madrid

I just spent a few days in Madrid and was inspired by the colours and patterns of these walls!

In Sight: Interiors

In Sight: Interiors

I’m having a sketching day and thought I’d sketch a few interiors that I  love. My cushions would look great in these rooms!