Saturday, July 21, 2007

Cornish Postie

The Travelling sketchbook was delivered last week. It is a joy to see all the contributions 'in the flesh.' The different styles and mediums from the talented illustrators are inspiring. I'll try my level best not to lower the standard:¬)

Ben's enclosed CD: 'Soundtrack Of My Life' was an impressive inclusion in the package featuring excellent graphics and tracks reflected in the title.

Monday, July 02, 2007

Kill The Dream Of Impossible Vactions...

Well, it's finally done! My addition to The Travelling Sketchbook is complete, and without blowing my own trumpet, I'm very happy with it! I have taken my inspiration for my image, from my up coming trip to Europe in September, where I shall be following The Tragically Hip on their tour!

So, here it is in all it's glory...

The text reads:

"Kill the dream of impossible vacations
with the sweep of a mapping pioneer
outside there's hectic action
the ice is covering the trees
and one of em's interconnecting
with my chevrolet caprice"

Which is an extract from the Hip song, Something On.

I hope you out there in blogland like it! Now we just have to wait and see where the little sketchbook will be heading next on it's exciting journey!


Monday, May 28, 2007

On the road again...

I finally managed to pick up my parcel from the Post Office, and, as you've probably guessed, it contained the Travelling Sketchbook, and assorted other goodies (and by that I mean presents - Not that the parcel contained Bill Oddie or Tim Brooke-Taylor)...

I'd better get my thinking cap on...


Sunday, May 20, 2007

Adventure on Adventure Island!

"Crikey!" said Terry as he opened the curtains in the gang's room, allowing the light to stream in, "What a splendid morning! I say, chaps, what shall we do today?"
The sunlight had woken the others, who were now rubbing sleep from their eyes and throwing off sheets. Their parents were stationed in Malaya and were unable to make it back home for the hols, but they had arranged for the four children (and Bob) to go and stay with Mrs. Fairfax, an old family friend who had moved to Adventure Island to run a bed and breakfast.
"I say we go exploring!" piped up Ted as he came to join Terry by the window.
"What a smashing idea," said Jerry, "Mrs. Fairfax said the beach at Deadman's Bay has some super rock pools. We could look for crabs. Or build sand castles."
"Or," said Terry, "we could ask Mrs. Fairfax to pack us a picnic and we could hike over to Devil's Cave and see if that old legend is true."
"I don't know that I like the sound of that!" exclaimed Bunty, who was getting Bob out of his cage.
"But it'll be an adventure," insisted Terry, "and you know what jolly good fun an adventure can be."
Bunty gripped Bob firmly to her chest, "It might be dangerous."
"Nonsense," said Terry, who always liked to have the last word, "The only danger to people on Adventure Island is that they might die of boredom. What could possibly happen to us here?"


Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Guess what the postman brought?

This morning the postie knocked on my door, bearing a package from Alli containing the famous travelling sketchbook. He was terribly impressed with the envelope,
"That's a fantastic piece of artwork that," he said.
And indeed it was!
Inside were lots of lovely gifts, including the latest copy of the popular motoring magazine, Varoom :-)


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Sunday, February 25, 2007

The World Trans-formed

Well fellow sketchmongers here's my contribution to the trip on the Travelulator.....

Thanks to Holly for sending the book on it's merry way back north, & thanks very much for the stripy cheeky monkey book :)

It's lovely to see peoples work close up! Such a wide variety of work on display...should be an amazing volume once it's completed it's journey.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007


At last!, I have finished my sketchbook page. It is based on dreams and where you travel in your mind. The text reads:
' my dreams I travel to far and distant lands...'
It's the first time I have used inks to paint with so it was all good fun! I wonder who it will fly to next?
Holly :-)