Since the art trip to Alice Springs when I did a weeks art course on sketch book journalling I now take my sketch book everywhere with me. I have to admit though I don’t always find time to do as much sketching as I planned in my head to do. I also plan to finish them off using photos I’ve taken when I get home. That doesn’t always happen either.
But, being inspired by Cathy of “wander essence” who posts her art journals once a month (see the latest one here) Here is my New Zealand art journal.
New Zealand is my second home and with a son and daughter still living there we love to visit. March 2019 was the last time we hopped over the ditch and this time I took my sketch book with me.
It’s always great to catch up with the family and spend time sketching. My son lives on a small farm just outside the country town of Waiuku.
Wandering around the main street and having coffee at the local coffee shop, visiting the museum and craft shop, and drives into the surrounding countryside.
After 2 weeks with son and daughter in law. It’s time to move on to stay with my daughter in Tauranga. But on the way there is time to do some sight seeing. A stop for lunch at the interesting gold mining town of Waihi, and I did have time to actually do this sketch “plein aire”.
It is approximately 200 kilometres from Waiuku to Tauranga. A drive I always look forward to. Through the rolling, green hills of the Waikato, through the spectacular Karangahake Gorge then along the surf beaches of the east coast
Jack always has a major committment every time we go to Tauranga, that is to walk up Mount Maunganui. This year I did the walk too…
Not a lot of sketches to show for the 4 weeks we spent in New Zealand. If you would like to see more photos of our time spent in New Zealand go here.We do hope to go again once the “travel bubble” is opened between our two countries.
Cathy of “Wander Essence” has a monthly invitation/challenge were she invites anyone to join her in creating, and showcasing their art journals. She has put together a very informative post of ideas and tips about creating a journal. Do take a look and it would be so interesting to see what you can produce.