The best inspiration for illustrated journaling is a new city,without fail.
This weekend I’m in Oslo, with its blue skies and silver water and polite inhabitants.
It’s fascinating to look at, to just drink it all in. It’s got medieval architecture and pine forests, white stone and coloured brick, sculpture gardens and glass office blocks.
And a new place full of new patterns and textures and outfits is so good for new sketchbook pages. Especially when accompanied by some fresh air and friends who let you linger on roadsides because you’re drawing a bit of tyre ( I feel you need to be quite patient to go on holiday with me).
Oslo: you have been such food for the soul.