Posts Tagged: travel

Retro Poster Illustration

Some Posters I have been working on for the area where I live. I love the retro feel of these, which somehow increases their appeal and makes them more evocative than just a plain picture or photograph would be.

Retro Poster Illustration

Some Posters I have been working on for the area where I live. I love the retro feel of these, which somehow increases their appeal and makes them more evocative than just a plain picture or photograph would be.

What’s the Story?

I like these sketches, it feels like they are telling a story. Which story I’m not sure? Maybe one about buildings, that had people living in them and then they all left because a plague arrived, or better still, because

What’s the Story?

I like these sketches, it feels like they are telling a story. Which story I’m not sure? Maybe one about buildings, that had people living in them and then they all left because a plague arrived, or better still, because

Herb Lester Associates

It’s been a while since I added a new link but I thought this one definitely worth a mention. Herb Lester Associates publish guides for tourists and locals of the worlds great cities which are witty, curious and opinionated and

Herb Lester Associates

It’s been a while since I added a new link but I thought this one definitely worth a mention. Herb Lester Associates publish guides for tourists and locals of the worlds great cities which are witty, curious and opinionated and

Lesotho

A while ago I was lucky enough to travel extensively with my work. One of the countries I visited was Lesotho, a landlocked independent Kingdom in the heart of South Africa it sits high in the Maluti mountains. As the

Lesotho

A while ago I was lucky enough to travel extensively with my work. One of the countries I visited was Lesotho, a landlocked independent Kingdom in the heart of South Africa it sits high in the Maluti mountains. As the

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Morcote + Sheep

  Sketching in public places invariably attracts the attention of other people. Sketching in Morcote today, ( where we live in Switzerland ), an old lady began talking to me. The first thing she told me was her age. ¨I’m

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Morcote + Sheep

  Sketching in public places invariably attracts the attention of other people. Sketching in Morcote today, ( where we live in Switzerland ), an old lady began talking to me. The first thing she told me was her age. ¨I’m

Is that you Google street view? Durban, South Africa.

This time views of Tambo Parade, the long road, running along the sea front in Durban South Africa. I’ve never been there, except in my imagination, but it looks fascinating, with market stalls and street vendors and big colourful ladies

Is that you Google street view? Durban, South Africa.

This time views of Tambo Parade, the long road, running along the sea front in Durban South Africa. I’ve never been there, except in my imagination, but it looks fascinating, with market stalls and street vendors and big colourful ladies

Travelling without moving. Or, Is that you, Google Street View?

Traveling without moving again. With some more doodles taken from Google Street view. Is that you, the old lady, in Kobe Japan? Or are you the Veronese lady whose lost her children inside her shopping bag?  We’ll be traveling in

Travelling without moving. Or, Is that you, Google Street View?

Traveling without moving again. With some more doodles taken from Google Street view. Is that you, the old lady, in Kobe Japan? Or are you the Veronese lady whose lost her children inside her shopping bag?  We’ll be traveling in

Is This You? Google Street View!

We were in Bologna, Italy, this Easter weekend, re-visting the people and places we used to know when we lived there. It’s a beautiful, historic and vibrant city. It rained, a lot, so I took to using Google street map

Is This You? Google Street View!

We were in Bologna, Italy, this Easter weekend, re-visting the people and places we used to know when we lived there. It’s a beautiful, historic and vibrant city. It rained, a lot, so I took to using Google street map

Umanbn in New York

I have just returned from a trip to one of the greatest cities on the planet, New York. Certainly one of the most inspiring, not just the people, but the whole energy of the place, the food, the shops, the

Umanbn in New York

I have just returned from a trip to one of the greatest cities on the planet, New York. Certainly one of the most inspiring, not just the people, but the whole energy of the place, the food, the shops, the

Umanbn in London

  I was in London recently where the weather was actually quite nice until the last day, when I took these shots out of the window of a mini-cab with my crappy Samsung, on the way back to the airport.

Umanbn in London

  I was in London recently where the weather was actually quite nice until the last day, when I took these shots out of the window of a mini-cab with my crappy Samsung, on the way back to the airport.

Jessica Alba’s hairdresser

Got my hair cut last weekend. Very happy to find a barber (Alessandro Lisi, in area 6 Milan) who can cut hair. As I’ve found in my lifetime of snips and blow-dry’s that having a pair of scissors and a

Jessica Alba’s hairdresser

Got my hair cut last weekend. Very happy to find a barber (Alessandro Lisi, in area 6 Milan) who can cut hair. As I’ve found in my lifetime of snips and blow-dry’s that having a pair of scissors and a

Moving House

We are moving house, so you might have some idea what that means. It means sorting through a great mountain of stuff which accumulates over time and which is buried beneath another great pile of stuff, which is just a

Moving House

We are moving house, so you might have some idea what that means. It means sorting through a great mountain of stuff which accumulates over time and which is buried beneath another great pile of stuff, which is just a

Nina Johansson

Struggling to get enough painting and sketching done myself I came across Nina Johansson’s blog, because drawing is good for you. Her sketchbooks are available to browse and I love the variety in her work, especially the looser stuff. They

Nina Johansson

Struggling to get enough painting and sketching done myself I came across Nina Johansson’s blog, because drawing is good for you. Her sketchbooks are available to browse and I love the variety in her work, especially the looser stuff. They

Ballenberg – Swiss Architecture

There is a fantastic open-air museum at Ballenberg, near Interlaken, at the very center of Switzerland. It is beautifully organized in woodland and meadow, to represent a geographical map of Switzerland, depicting by area a historical collection of rural buildings

Ballenberg – Swiss Architecture

There is a fantastic open-air museum at Ballenberg, near Interlaken, at the very center of Switzerland. It is beautifully organized in woodland and meadow, to represent a geographical map of Switzerland, depicting by area a historical collection of rural buildings

Miniature works of Art

I’ve had what I thought was a collection of Soviet era stamps which I picked up a few years back when on a work/cultural trip to Estonia. Having dug a little more, it turns out they are not stamps but

Miniature works of Art

I’ve had what I thought was a collection of Soviet era stamps which I picked up a few years back when on a work/cultural trip to Estonia. Having dug a little more, it turns out they are not stamps but

View over London

It seems like a lonnnng time since I put one of these out. There are no reasons, only excuses which I won’t go into except to say its been a busy few months. Last weekend we were in London for

View over London

It seems like a lonnnng time since I put one of these out. There are no reasons, only excuses which I won’t go into except to say its been a busy few months. Last weekend we were in London for

The world is full of interesting people and things…

Here are some lovely new blogs for your perusal…..Well, not really new, but new to me! Everydayaperture…I would like this blog even if the photos in it weren’t already fascinating and just because of the opening line in about which

The world is full of interesting people and things…

Here are some lovely new blogs for your perusal…..Well, not really new, but new to me! Everydayaperture…I would like this blog even if the photos in it weren’t already fascinating and just because of the opening line in about which

Paris

My favourite pastime while traveling…and no better place to do it than the metro and cafes of Paris…I would have liked to have had the time to get a few street shots in….maybe next time….Looking at these has just made

Paris

My favourite pastime while traveling…and no better place to do it than the metro and cafes of Paris…I would have liked to have had the time to get a few street shots in….maybe next time….Looking at these has just made

The Power of Making

On my travels I have stockpiled a fair few objects, toys, dolls, books, stamps and textiles… as well as a heap of sketch books. Why I picked them and what I love about them is man’s and women’s innate use

The Power of Making

On my travels I have stockpiled a fair few objects, toys, dolls, books, stamps and textiles… as well as a heap of sketch books. Why I picked them and what I love about them is man’s and women’s innate use

On the plane

  I love the work of Photographer, Phillip Kalantzis Cope and anyone who has spent any amount of time on aeroplanes and in airports, will appreciate the world within a world, he has managed to capture so beautifully. So many

On the plane

  I love the work of Photographer, Phillip Kalantzis Cope and anyone who has spent any amount of time on aeroplanes and in airports, will appreciate the world within a world, he has managed to capture so beautifully. So many

gattobravo

Here’s a link to a really great site thanks to my friend at sparkman. A sketch blog (albeit, with a purpose).  Anephel at gattobravo, reviews and critiques good food and wine, as well as the occasional feature on design, architecture

gattobravo

Here’s a link to a really great site thanks to my friend at sparkman. A sketch blog (albeit, with a purpose).  Anephel at gattobravo, reviews and critiques good food and wine, as well as the occasional feature on design, architecture