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Darjeeling book talk

A few weeks ago I went to a fascinating book talk at Omnivore books in San Francisco, about Darjeeling tea. Author Jeff Koehler spent time in the various tea gardens there and learnt about the tea, how it’s picked and … Continue reading

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Montana road trip – part 2

We drove from Missoula across the Continental Divide in the Rocky Mountains and along the edge of the Great Plains up to the Eastern entrance of Glacier National Park. The Park was beyond breathtaking. The mountains, the trees, and the … Continue reading

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Laurie R. King

This week I went to Kepler’s bookstore in Menlo Park to hear one of my favourite authors Laurie R. King talk about her new Mary Russell & Sherlock Holmes novel. She chatted quite informally with another crime writer, Catriona McPherson, … Continue reading

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Yosemite

Last weekend, we went to Yosemite National Park. It was awesome. All the views were glorious, with constant unbelievably blue skies.We explored the valley and watched the clouds, and marvelled at the incredible waterfalls and towering rocks.I did some sketches, … Continue reading

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Morocco

I’ve just spent a wonderful five days in Morocco with my best friend, relaxing and seeing the countryside. We arrived in Marrakech, and stayed in a beautiful riad to the NW of the Medina. It was calm and soothing, and … Continue reading

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Sketchbook Project – London

My cutlery proverb sketchbook for the Art House Co-op is on its world tour, and will be in London next week!¬† All the European and Australian sketchbooks will be available to view at The Canada Water Library on these days … Continue reading

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digital sketchbook

My sketchbook for the Art House Co-op 2012 tour (‘Forks¬† and Spoons, and what we think about them’) has been scanned and is now available to view online in their digital library. Just register, and feel free to browse. There … Continue reading

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Brooklyn Sketchbook Project

I’ve just been to visit the first stop of the Brooklyn Art Library’s Sketchbook Tour 2012, in the home of the library itself: Williamsburg New York. It was a gloriously sunny day, and I wandered in, got myself a library … Continue reading

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sketchbook project

I joined a community sketchbook project run by the Art House Co-op in Brooklyn, NY last year, and recently completed my book for the 2012 project. I chose the subject ‘forks and spoons’ and researched folklore, sayings, and proverbs from … Continue reading

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trip to Budapest

I’ve just come back from a visit to Budapest, where it was chilly but clear, and very relaxing. We visited the castle and walked around the old cobbly streets. I loved the houses all in pretty colours with different architectural … Continue reading

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