Sunday, 3 November 2013


So just recently I decided to treat myself to a trip away.  Just a small one, so I went to Paris for a few days which was just what I needed.  It had been more than a year since I'd left the country, way too long so it was definitely time to go.  It was also the first time I've travelled for the whole time by myself which I thoroughly enjoyed.  So during the day I was out and about gallerying and wandering (and erm eating a bit of delicious food!) and then in the evening I'd come back to my hotel, sketch and put a film on (always in French of course so I understood very little!) Anyway i was really happy spending my days like this and I realised that I really needed a break from my regular life.  Paris is so beautiful and inspiring.  I have been before but this time I really felt like I got to know more of the city from all the wandering around I did, I wish I could speak more French time!  One place I'd never been to before was the Pompidou centre which I loved and I particularly enjoyed the wonderful drawing exhibition from the collection of Florence and Daniel Guerlain.  I wish I'd spent more time there.  Of course there are so many amazing sights in Paris too many to mention.  Below are a few of my sketchbook scribbles based on what I saw whilst I was there.

Also here's my latest piece of work.  Autumn has well and truly arrived here, cold, wind and darkening nights.......but It's not all doom and gloom at least we get amazing leaf colours for a while :).  Bye for now