Sketchbook drawings

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My best holiday souvenirs are things we find in nature.

When I am on holidays I most often bring back something I pick up from the ground. I will find a beautiful flower or I will pick up shells. In a metropolitan city, I will look for a stone. When I think about it I have no idea when or why I started doing this. Probably from childhood when you have ideas like a clover or a stone can bring you luck.

Anyway, here is an idea I have been doing in my sketchbook for some time now. I find my souvenirs for inspiration for drawings. The nice thing about it is that I start to remember things. Photos can’t compete with these treasures that I have collected from all over the world. I remember different things liken the smell, temperature humidity what I was thinking about at the time,  and so on. Sometimes treasures like this are given to me by a friend. It is such a lovely gift and to me the are the very best souvenirs.

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Art Supply

  • W&N Gouache
  • Lamy LX fountain pen 
  • Micron pen and UNI pin Pigma Micron Pen fine line
  • Pilot CHOOSE 07. White gel ink pen 
  • Watercolors St.Petersburg
  • Moleskine Watercolour Album


Shell art

Today you get a little peek into my art sketch book. I keep it for testing colours,

Watercolors sketchbook

painting sea shells


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13 thoughts on “Sketchbook drawings

    1. Thank you so much for the nice words. It has taken me years to collect them, but it’s worth it. It was never my intention to make a collection but, I am totally glad I did. you can start collecting now 🙂 ?

  1. Good post! I too have enjoyed keeping “vacation sketchbooks” and have found them invaluable as a resource for my fine art – as well as just for those times when my sweetie and I are wondering “when was on our holiday that we saw the big ships…” Thanks for sharing!

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