My sketchbooks are filled with drawings and ideas, many of which never become patterns or designs on fabric. Last year, I launched the Sketchbook Series of high-quality giclée prints, so that I could allow some of my sketches to see the light of day.
After returning from Tokyo last year, I added three more prints to the existing Sketchbook Series (read about those prints here).
“In Flight”. Giclee print on acid-free Hahnemuhle paper. 210 x 250mm / 8.25″ x 9.75″
I tried to emulate the quick, light brush lines of Japanese scrolls in this ink painting of a bird in flight.
Home Again – Giclee print on acid
-free Hahnemuhle paper. 210 x 250mm / 8.25″ x 9.75″
in Tokyo, I spent a lot of time visiting amazing little stores, selling all manner of lovely things. Our suitcases were small, and budgets were tight, so I didn’t buy much, but when I got home, I looked at our own, familiar things with fresh eyes, and enjoyed seeing our own plates, cups, percolators, teapots and bowls with my ‘Tokyo eyes’ on.
Topiary Trees – Giclee print on acid-free Hahnemuhle paper. 210 x 250mm / 8.25″ x 9.75″
in Tokyo, where I was really struck by the care and attention shown to plants and trees. Of course, topiary is the very pinnacle of this kind of care and attention! This was a quick pen sketch I made one day on my travels