I love this quote by Kurt Vonnegut:


To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow.

So do it.


But what to sketch?


Well, it’s winter in Australia, and it’s the little things I love:

  • Hot chocolate in your favourite mug
  • Pumpkin soup with a swirl of sour crem and a sprinkle of chives (it’s the colour combo that does it for me)
  • Your winter ‘leave-the-house’ outfit (I don’t know about you, but every season I struggle to remember what I should be wearing!)
  • The pile of washing because it hasn’t stopped raining for weeks and you’re waiting for a clear day (or is that just me?)

And for my northern hemisphere friends, things are warming up! Time to get outside!


Here are some drawing ideas for you:

  • Fun, summer drinks (complete with umbrellas)
  • Stacks of beach towels and togs
  • Bright garden blooms
  • Any kid that will sit still, or 
  • Any sleeping animal.