Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Outdoor Snapshots.

I've collected a few snapshots from my last few walks, collecting memories from home before my big trip! I've heard a lot of times that New Zealand is just like a warmer England, but I can imagine there will be at least a few big differences!


Monday, 24 February 2014

Sketchbook Sunday.

This week I have something a little different. It's a pattern I created from the weekly challenge on Pattern Observer, playing around with repeating shapes and marks.


Saturday, 22 February 2014

Dramatic skies.

With so much crazy weather lately, there have been some pretty dramatic skies lately, which I have managed to capture on various walks and adventures!



 

Thursday, 20 February 2014

Sun In The Forest.

The other week we  went for a walk in the forest. A rare break in a day full of rain, we were lucky enough to see the sun peeking out from behind the trees, which made for some different photos. And yes, that blue sky on the fifth and sixth photos are from the same afternoon! This winter the weather has been changing so quickly. Last week it was pouring with rain and dark grey skies when I went in to buy some eggs, I came out to blue skies!



Tuesday, 18 February 2014

New Zealand.

So I have some pretty exciting news! In a few weeks I will be going to New Zealand on a working holiday visa! I know, it's pretty crazy, I am insane, whaaat? Yes, I have heard all of those things now, and had a lot of shocked faces! I decided I would go just a few weeks ago, so I'm pretty busy trying to organise everything and pack. But it is something I have wanted to do for a long time, and New Zealand just looks like such a gorgeous country! It's no secret that I love nature, and it looks like they have so many incredible places to see. I am hoping to stay for a year (that's how long my visa is valid for) and visit as many places as I can, and find work along the way. I'm planning on taking a lot of photos, and filling many pages of my sketchbook, so I should have lots to share here, just I will be on the other side of the world. Have you ever been to New Zealand? Any tips for moving to a new place? 

Yes, all of these photos are from New Zealand. Hopefully that will make my decision a little easier to understand! All images are from my Pinterest board which can be found here.

Monday, 17 February 2014

Sketchbook Sunday.

This week I've filled a few pages with some Springtime images, delicate stems, intricate shapes, blowing in the wind. Have you done any drawings lately? Ready for Spring yet?


 

Saturday, 8 February 2014

Blue Skies.

Blue skies perfect for a Friday. It has been so rainy and windy and grey lately, but over the past week we have had some blue skies surprising us every so often, so I managed to take a few photos to remember the bright colours by, just in case we don't see it again for a while!






Monday, 3 February 2014

Sketchbook Sunday.

This week I have been playing around with simplified shapes, outlines, shadows, suggesting forms. Hopefully these pages will work well for being manipulated digitally, which is what I am currently working towards! This week has been super busy but we have had a weekend with blue skies, so i will have some nature photos to share soon.