Saturday, August 27, 2016

Hiking and biking in Austria

As every year in the last few years, we spend our summer holiday somewhere in the mountains. This year we spend two weeks in Austria. The first week we stayed in Ramsau am Dachstein for paragliding (not me!) and hiking. 

Here are some impressions from the "Sounds of Music" or "Heidi" landscape: 

It was quite cold and we had some rainy days. The Heimatstüberl was a good shelter.

In the second week we drove to Sankt Michael im Lungau, from where we started our 7 days bike tour along the River Mur.

We went on the bike in average 50 km per day. We stayed every day in a different beautiful little town, where we arrived quite early in the afternoon. We had plenty of time for relaxing and sketching. It was brilliant!

Here we had a good rain break





Bad Radkersburg

Some of my working places :)


Thursday, August 4, 2016

Visiting R&P

From Manchester I went to Leamington Spa to visit my beloved R&P. I got spoiled with fool service - good food, laugh, talks and a lot of love. I spent good time sketching in this lovely little town inspired by the USk Symposium.

all these chimneys... 

I also visited S. picking black currants in her allotment

R&P's living room

watching (or sleeping) TV

 My flight to Hamburg had a delay, so I had more time for sketching


"Urban Sketchers Symposium" in Manchester

USk Symosium in Manchester - these 4 days in with 478 sketchers from all over the world where great. I participated in 4 workshops, 3 activities and 2 sketch walks. I met many nice people, walked all over the city, visited restaurants and typical pubs and the only thing which was in my mind was to sketch. I enjoyed sketching together, exchanging Ideas and advices and experiencing new technic. These were very special days for me - thank you Manchester!

from the reception in the Town Hall

Rochdale Canal

City impressions


 my last sketch

Yes it was also raining... 

 The big selfie