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All that’s left of Macdonaldtown

Macdonaldtown is an inner west location, that has ceased to exist as a suburb, the only thing that remains of its name is that of the train station. The train station has an overhead bridge with a bit of graffiti on it. As its not a major stop and somewhat neglected it does have that […]

St Stephens cemetery

I made it out with the Urban Sketchers crew to one of my favourite places to draw – St Stephen’s Cemetery in Newtown/Camperdown. Its an old Anglican churchyard that has been overgrown with trees and greenery. The gravestones have lost their footing and show wear and tear of over more than a century and a half, […]

National Tree Day

Just a quickie – I tore myself away from renovations to attend a Sydney Sketch Club meet up. It was National Tree Day last weekend so our location was the Domain in the heart of Sydney. It has these wonderful Moreton Bay fig trees which are as old as the hills, and show their legacy […]

Coogee Beach

Coogee Beach

I made a promised myself to join my sketch club or urban sketchers group at least once a month. Life just gets busier and busier and I’m afraid my outings with them are becoming less and less. I’ve mentioned before how important they are to me as I use them get out of my comfort zone and experiment with […]

My rant for the year

I didn’t create this blog to talk about daily life and such but today I feel I need to share this. Not only because it has totally p#$^d me off and continues to do so but there may be others out there who, like me, were searching in vain for answers but kept hitting brick walls. […]

Chinese New Year, Part II

Chinese New Year, Part II

A week after the first lot of drawings, the lion dancing performances intensified but I still fitted in some sketches in between all the rushing around. If you would like a larger view of the sketch, just click on the image This is a shop entrance that sells Chinese ornaments and decorative hangings. If you […]

Sydney rocks!

Sydney rocks!

As per usual around this time of year the Festival of Sydney is on which hosts all types of performing and visual arts, both national and international artists. Then on top of that a lot of Northern hemisphere bands like to tour the country in our summer to make the most of our weather (although […]