My Sketchbook

It has been awhile since I have posted…but I am back from my hiatus with lots of fun posts ahead. Our wedding was amazing…everything went better than we could have imagined. Both Derek and I are detailed oriented especially when it pertains to design so putting our heart and soul into the preparations was only natural for us.  Once all the pictures are gathered I will post elements from our wedding.

We just returned from a month long honeymoon traveling around Turkey! What an amazing country! Below are a few sketches I did along the way…I hadn’t sketched in a while so it was fun putting pen to paper again.

Turkey is abundant in fresh produce…orchards and gardens are everywhere you look. Pomegranate season was in full swing while we were there allowing for a daily dose of fresh pressed pomegranate juice.

The ruins at Ephesus were absolutely incredible! This is a drawing I did of the Temple of Hadrius.

In the hills near Ephesus is a town out of the past, called Sirince. The antique homes are nestled in the hillside and surrounded by orchards. A friend took us on a great horseback ride through the surrounding countryside…it was beautiful! I did this drawing drinking tea from a treehouse looking out over the town.

The sketch I did in the courtyard of the Topkapi Palace in Istanbul.

When I travel I make it a point to sketch every day. It is so enjoyable and allows me to take a moment and appreciate where I am, what inspires me, and gets my pen flowing. Even if it’s just a 10 minute sketch it really helps my drawing and observation skills. So I am making a point to bring it back into my daily life. Here are a couple I did the past few days.

pen and ink / ripped pieces of magazine

pen and ink / watercolor