Hey guys, my Art Journal Sharing Thursday this week is a travel sketching work in progress and a shameless excuse to share some travel photos from our recent amazing trip to Marrakech. Only a couple of photos, mind you, if I posted them all you would be reading this post for days!
[My competition entry - a handmade sketch book]
The prize was a two night stay in the Mosaic Palais Aziza in Marrakech and much to my complete and utter amazement I won and we took the trip a couple of weekends ago in March.
Obviously we took a lot of photos, I mean A LOT of photos and as I didn't really get an awful lot of time to do a lot of sketching, we were just too busy sightseeing, I've printed some of the photos out to use as source materials for some sketching studies that I want to do.
I plan to fill up the sketch book I made for the competition (the first photo in this post) with sketches and memorabilia from the trip. So it will be a sketch / scrap / journal book for our weekend in Marrakech. At the moment the book is with the other competition pieces on display at the Cox & King Headquarters. But once it is back I will set about filling it up.
I'm a bit of an architecture freak and love all the windows and doors. The fine details and decorations are just so stunning and complex to sketch out, especially for a novice sketcher like myself so I'm looking forward to filling the book with all these details, plus perhaps a selfie or two of us...
and of course some pictures of markets, I mean you can not go to Marrakech without some market pictures...
Then there are the tiles, seeing as it was my love of the tiles that got us there in the first place...
Oh and did I mention the markets?
With all the sightseeing and shopping all that is left is a relaxing cup of tea by the pool back in the oasis of the Mosaic Palais Aziza hotel.
We loved every minute, massive thank you once again to Cox & Kings, the Mosaic Palais Aziza hotel and my fellow artists (Vandy Massey, Jenny Keal, Concetta Perôt and Alan Reed).
And to you guys for popping in today to share my Art Journal Sharing Thursday project this week. Let me know if you have any art journal pages you want to share too, I would love to see them.