Archive for January, 2013

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….

Discovered Again: Line Drawings of Arches

Discovered Again: Line Drawings of Arches

In my previous post I shared sketches I’d done of arched ceilings. Here are a few more that I did in Krakow and Prague, but these are less detailed and focus just on the abstract shapes and patterns created by…

Discovered Again: Arches in Krakow

Discovered Again: Arches in Krakow

I find architectural structures very inspiring and have always loved arched ceilings. The curves of the walls and shadows create so many patterns. Here are a few sketches I did years ago when I was in Krakow, Poland. I have…

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. 

Mouth Watering: Stuffed Mushrooms

Mouth Watering: Stuffed Mushrooms

I love this recipe, it’s simple and delicious. Originally given to me a few years ago by my friend Jenny. Since then I’ve made a few adaptations and thought I’d share my favourite version, made with giant portobello mushrooms, stilton…