Category Archives: sketchbooks

sobachoko

This week I went to the Boroichi fleamarket in Tokyo. It has been held twice a year in the same place for over 430 years, and is an intangible folk cultural asset of Japan. I wandered, browsed and sketched, and … Continue reading

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London exhibitions

I’ve been having a wonderful week in London, visiting museums and seeing friends and family. I’d been waiting all year to see the Tove Jansson show at the Dulwich Picture Gallery, and it didn’t disappoint…Her work has always inspired me … Continue reading

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Hawaii conference

In September, after a short holiday on the Big Island, I went to Oahu with my friends Katie Baldwin and Yoonmi Nam, to attend the 3rd International Mokuhanga Conference at Honolulu University. We installed Into the Fold, an exhibition of … Continue reading

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Hawaii

Recently I went to the Big Island of Hawaii for a little holiday. We travelled most of the way round the island, visiting all sorts of different landscapes…and sketching…I loved seeing the sea, in pretty coves and the wide, wide … Continue reading

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Lassen National Park

This weekend I visited Lassen Volcanic National Park in Northern California. It had forests, volcanic rocks, and beautiful lush meadows with wildflowers… There were tiny streams and creeks of clear icy water…and incredible mountain-top lakes, surrounded by snow.We watched the … Continue reading

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Kawaguchiko

This weekend I did a little sightseeing around where I’m staying, in Kawaguchiko, Japan. There are a series of caves you can visit at the foot of Mt Fuji, formed from lava from the last eruption. The Narusawa Ice Cave … Continue reading

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mi-lab

I’m in Kawaguchiko, Japan, for the next few weeks, on a mokuhanga (Japanese woodblock) printmaking artists residency with mi-lab. It’s in a beautiful location in a small town on the edge of the lake at the foot of Mt Fuji. … Continue reading

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London week three

This week, I visited more museums, and happily spent time sketching. These were both taken in the V & A my most very favourite museum in the world.And then at the weekend, a visit to the Cotswolds. We stayed in … Continue reading

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London week two

This week I spent some time with friends in lovely places, and managed to do a little sketching too: here’s a watercolour of a quiet garden inside Regent’s Park.I also did a little drawing while I was having a tasty … Continue reading

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London

I’m in the UK for a while, and working hard, while trying to fit in some visits and exhibitions when I can. Here’s a sketch I did today watching my niece and her dance group in the little town of … Continue reading

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