|Sketching by the pool|
|Sketching on Mel's sofa|
Things I included in my journal were maps, leaflets, tickets and receipts of my adventures alongside traditional sketches and watercolour studies plein air of food, city scenes and landscapes. I chose an A5 Seawhite concertina sketchbook which comes with a rather cool hardboard case. It is not quite finished yet but here are a few little snippets for you to enjoy.
|Painting on the train to Wales last week|
|The many cool California signs found around Mountain View|
|Sushi and Santana Row a beautiful palm tree lined shopping street|
|Mushroom and leek omelette home cooking, film night on the sofa and the lovely Steven's Creek Trail walk|
|Ice lolly pool inflatable and the amazing graffiti of Clarion Alley in the Mission, San Francisco|
|Mel standing in front of a Frank Stella painting at the SF MoMA|
|Dusk at Pier 39 and Pier 23 neon sign from Fisherman's Wharf, San Fransisco|
|The concertina sketchbook laid out next to the pool before my return to the UK|
What have you been doing this summer to relax and unwind?