See the sketchbook – tropical fish

A few weeks ago, I wrote about the watercolour paintings I made from photos taken by my cousin Dave in the seas around Australia (the post is here). I filled a small sketchbook purchased from┬áThe Brooklyn Art Library with watercolour paintings of fish and included quotations about the ocean. The sketchbook has now been digitised so I can share the whole sketchbook with you: https://sketchbookproject.com/library/19919Continue reading See the sketchbook – tropical fish

Clothes and dancing from the fifties

Textiles of all kinds appear in these posts and this week it’s all about the 1950s. Each year, Beamish Open Air Museum (which is just a few miles down the road from my house) hosts a 1950s weekend. On Saturday, it was sunny and we had visitors staying, so bought our entrance tickets and took one of the traditional vehicles within Beamish to the events … Continue reading Clothes and dancing from the fifties