It's not what you gather, but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived. Helen Walton

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Vacation sketches

I always have the best intentions when I am traveling.
I have my Peerless Water Colors, my water brush and my microns.
The problem is that we get so involved in going and doing that nothing gets drawn.
However, sometimes when I return, if I have the time, the memories are vivid
and I can sketch out impressions.
So that is what I am sharing today...impressions of our vacation in Ornans, France.
(See previous post for photos)

Flying into Geneva, we flew over Lake Geneva and I was impressed with the 
plots of sunflowers, corn and hay.  

Walking around Ornans, next to the Loue River, I loved the many gardens tucked next to old
stone walls that may have been there since 1300. There were old  "sheds" of stone and stucco in many of the yards.

You can see, I have no idea of perspective but I do enjoy random sketches.
Happy PPF


  1. Your sketches are wonderful, glad ou had such a good holiday, Valerie

  2. Your sketches are beautiful, what a lovely vacation!

  3. You've truly captured the beauty of the French countryside in your art journal pages. I'm especially impressed with your last two spreads. Thanks for your visit and happly PPF!

  4. Wonderful sketches.I think you caught the feeling and flavor perfectly.

  5. very nice sketches; happy PPF

    much love...

  6. BEautiful! I loved France. Pontarlier was my favorite place to visit. Thanks for the memories.

  7. Your sketches are so pretty - this bricks are wonderful done!
    Happy PPF!
    Thank you for visiting my blog earlier! Nice to meet you!

  8. Gorgeous art work. Happy Friday!

    Love and hugs

  9. Nice sketches of your travels!! Wonderful idea!

    Hugs Giggles

  10. I love your sketches. They are alive and they have your life perspective! Thanks for commenting on my blog and noting for me the spelling error! :>( You sound so like a dear friend of mine who does water color and pastel and has started Yupo. I introduced her to Zentangles a couple of years ago, too. Have a great week.

  11. Who needs perspective when you can draw such beautiful illustrations. I like the fields full of sunflowers and the old stone shed and everything really.

  12. wonderful sketches... i had to smile, because These days my head is full of stitching and the Patterns of the field in the first one looked like a perfect template for stiching;)

  13. These are just lovely. Great reminders of what I'm sure was an amazing time!

  14. Oh my! What lovely little sketches! Beautiful work. Thanks for stopping by my blog.


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