Saturday, 15 November 2014

Sketchbook Sunday.

This week I have been playing around with watercolour marks, as well as some more florals! Now Spring is here there are so many colours and florals about!




Friday, 14 November 2014

Queenstown.

On my way down South to Dunedin I stopped for 3 nights in Queenstown, which is amazing! Such a beautiful place, surrounded by the lake, and so much nature! I didn't do any of the crazy activities, or even go up the gondola as it got cloudy towards the end of my trip, but even just walking around was pretty cool! There were so many incredible views across the lake, and as you can see I had all the different weather, with blue skies and sunshine at first, and then grey, misty and cold, with snow on the mountains!





 



Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Bus Snapshots.

I took the bus (well, 4 buses and a ferry) down from Auckland to Dunedin! It took about 5 days (including a stop in Queenstown), but I got to see some amazing places on the way. And luckily the ferry was a calm trip, and lots of blue skies and great bus stops!





1. View from the ferry coming into Picton.
2. Waiting for the bus at Picton ferry terminal.
3. A bus lunch break at Kaikoura, just after seeing seals on the beach a little up the coast!
4. Kaikoura again, it was beautiful.
5. Another lunch break at Lake Tekapo.
6. A cold stop in Queenstown.
7 & 8. So many different sights from the bus!

Sunday, 9 November 2014

Sketchbook Sunday.

Ok so it's actually Monday morning here in New Zealand, but its Sunday back home, so I'm deciding to pick and choose the time zones to suit me! I'm back drawing, I've gone on a bit of a road trip down South to Dunedin for November, so lots of new places to explore and draw! So many beautiful places, and summer is coming up, so lots of blue skies which are perfect for adventures!
I've been back to drawing lots of flowers, and also a super scribbly coast drawing which looks messy and gross, but I spent ages sat for ages drawing and looking at the beach below, so it was good for something!


 

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Colour Palettes.

Now that the weather is warming up and I have moved into my own (shared) place, I have been going out for more walks around my neighbourhood. There are so many cute houses and streets, and so many colours with Spring on its way. So the other day I took my camera out with me!


Monday, 6 October 2014

Dyed Sheets.

When I moved into our new flat a few weeks ago I had to buy my first ever mattress! So I also needed new sheets, and since I had been researching and being inspired by a lot of fabric dyeing I decided to dye my own sheets. A whole 8 metre length of cotton to sew into duvet covers, plus 6 pillowcases! I used Procion MX dyes and experimented with a range of dyeing techniques - painting, spraying, dip-dyeing and space dyeing. And now I have the most colourful bed ever, it's great!
















Sunday, 5 October 2014

Sketchbook Sunday.

It's Spring! In October, it feels so weird, but it means Summer is on its way, which I am pretty excited about! So I have been filling my sketchbook with ice-creams lately, and created a screen print design which I printed onto some pillowcases and a couple of tees!