July 31, 2015

The Boutique Allotment Plus: What’s cooking?

It was March of this year when I last posted an update on the progress and development of our newly expanded boutique allotment so now we are well into the summer season, I thought an update was a little overdue. You may recall me telling you that the size of our allotment has almost doubled…

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August 17, 2014

Salford Quays scribbles

I am fortunate enough to be able to regularly visit Salford Quays and the new Media City and I have to say I have rather a soft spot for its architecture and its constant activity.  What is not to like?  What it lacks in Historic buildings, it makes up for in quirky shapes, angles and…

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Filed under: Urban Sketching — Tags: , , , , — Liz @ 8:32 pm
July 26, 2014

Drawing the city – an urban sketching experience

This week I was fortunate enough to attend a 3-day Drawing the City workshop at The Liverpool Tate, Albert Dock and what a gloriously sunny week we have had for it too! The workshop combined visits to 3 exhibitions: Mondrian and His Studios, Nasreen Mohamedi and Claude Peront with an excellent Urban sketching event led…

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Filed under: Urban Sketching — Liz @ 5:13 pm
July 21, 2014

Watercolour beginnings

I have always had a soft spot for the look of watercolour painting -not the intricate and literal necessarily, but those raw images that are lively and loose, capturing the essence of a scene in an energetic flowing way, with vibrant colours bleeding into one another to create an impression.  Here are a selection of watercolours on…

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Filed under: Designers' guides & Design Process,Urban Sketching — Liz @ 6:10 am
April 14, 2014

Free-hand Sketching –What’s the point?

As a landscape architect without a previous background in fine arts, drawing has not exactly been something that I was brought up with.  Yet it is a critical skill for design and the further I progress, the more I realize its fundamental importance to design practice and the quality of my designs-it’s a way of…

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