Sunday, July 08, 2007

Europa

we've been skipping through countries lately..... from France to Italy, one night in Switzerland and now in Sweden.

it's all been about visiting friends so it's a great part of the trip. I met some of Andy's friends in Genova,Italy who I have been hearing stories about for years; we met some friends of mine in Zurich who I know from travelling around Australia together years ago; now we are with some mutual friends in Gothenberg for a week.
next stop (and last stop) is Japan for our friend's wedding. I love Japanese art and aesthetic so I'm really excited to go there for that reason (as well of the wedding of course!)

it's hard to believe that our 4 months of travelling is almost over. it's going to be great to get back home, to my bed, my studio, and some semblance of healthy eating again! but at the same time I don't want this trip to ever end. "real" life seems so far away, but it's going to slap me in the face pretty soon!!

but for the moment I still have a week to go so yipee!

here are some recent sketches:

Paris french onion soup


Genova, Italy - I loved how all the buildings were painted pink and yellow, such beautiful meditteranean colours. it was funny on the train to zurich to see how all the bright colours changed to brown and grey the farther away from the sun and sea we were.


One of our friends here is Sweden grew up on farmland and we went to visit her hometown and lots of cows and woolly sheep. this picture was inspired partly by a children's book i bought where sheep were done with just splotches of paint (will post about the books I bought when I get home) and also because I had made a dark smudge on this page by accident, so turned the smudge into fingerprint cows! Fun!

my next post might be from home!!xx

5 comments:

HildaRose said...

Glad you're having a good trip, gosh I would love to do that! Safe return.

Stacia said...

Just checking in and love your artwork from your various journeys! What a great way to get inspired. Take care!

Geninne said...

My dear friend Kim :o) I was offline for almost a month while I was moving and I just got an internet connection today and I rushed to your blog to see how you guys were doing on your trip...wow! it looks like it's been INCREDIBLE. I'm so happy for you! I'm sure it will be great to get back home and have all those wonderful memories from the trip. It was an honor to meet you face to face :o) Can't wait to hear from your trip to Japan. Have a safe trip home!
Your friend,
Geninne

P.S. I'm loving your Travel Moleskine so much! I already got mine but I still haven't "inaugurated" it ;)

dunnedain said...

I love the ilustration with windows and t-shirts, is really fantastic !

Marie said...

very nice, your drawing !