"Travel"

Discovered Again: Eastern European Architecture

Discovered Again: Eastern European Architecture

These quick drawings were done whilst travelling around Eastern Europe in 2001. I love to sketch when I travel and sometimes it captures a place better than a photo. These sketches were done in Prague (Czech Republic), Krakow/Cracow (Poland), Pécs and Budapest (Hungary).

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…

Yoga Now: Teacher Training

Yoga Now: Teacher Training

I did my Yoga Teacher Training at a beautiful retreat centre in the south of Spain. A wonderful environment to fully immerse yourself and learn. The 3 week intense course covered the history and philosophy of yoga, anatomy, learning the Sankrit names of over 100 poses, their correct alignment and how to assist students.

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…

Sneak Peek: research trip to Peru

Sneak Peek: research trip to Peru

For the next month I will be in Peru on a mission to turn my collection into reality. I will be focusing on just a few key pieces, tweaking the colour palette and changing the yarn to a locally sourced quality. I’m not expecting a smooth development process, especially considering the news I have just received…

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…

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…

Discovered Again: Indian Screens

Discovered Again: Indian Screens

Inspired by the Indian screens I’ve been sketching at the V&A, I decided to look back through my hundreds, actually thousands, of travel photos I took whilst in India back in 2008. I knew I was going to find a…

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!