Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The Art of Treasure

As I sipped my tea this morning - earlier than usual because there was a very early delivery scheduled at the office - I thought of how lucky I am in life...and it made me think of some of my "peace & security" nic-nacs... so I sketched them quickly. My Turkish "Nazar Boncugu" - the evil eye bead... they have to be given to you, not bought by you and a precious friend gave me this... and my rough welcome sign a folk artist friend made for me just because...and my Indian candle holder has given me the comfort of soft light when disaster struck in the past. Nothing is expensive or elaborate but they are all priceless

Friday, February 20, 2015

The Art of Cold

I am about to bust a gut or something with this freezing weather... so to cheer self up, I did a quick sketch of some of my favourite pottery fish... they normally hang on the walls ... in sunny Caribbean style water. Bah Humbug..

Friday, February 06, 2015

The Art of Food

So, I think we need a break from trucking - I will get back to it. 
So.. on to food. I love food. I love cooking. And I love eating in restaurants - anything from street food to posh. Just love it. But I struggle with sketching or drawing food. This year I decided to make an effort to conquer this problem. Sometimes I do a sketch of food and it's great, other times it looks like a mess. Now after a few weeks of doing a daily quick sketch I see improvement. It's fun however the drawing turns out. Here's a couple of examples from 2015 start to conquer sketching food!! Bon appetite! and remember - visit my website
Superb Korean "dim sum" at Mandu's in Washington, DC
Exquisite De Brand truffles from Sugar Bee in Milford DE

My lovely wonky pottery bowl full of fruit and veg
Coddled Eggs, a favourite winter breakfast
the best yoghurt in USA is Chobani, it's the closest to the real Greek & Turkish yoghurt. And Nutella - have loved it for years
My little Prague tin cup, a gift from a dear friend some yeras ago, filled with garlic