Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Above Jaffa streets

These two sketches made from a balcony in old Jaffa. I'm in love with Jaffa and its streets, flowing like a streams into the horizon. I think I can observe, watch and listen for a hours - to mix of languages, colors and sounds. Unfortunately, my time is always limited. Hope to be there back again and to sketch more.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Sketchcrawl in South Tel Aviv

Finally, I've scanned sketches from our last Sketchcrawl in South Tel Aviv. I love this colorful area and it was a problem to choose what to draw – it’s too many subjects I would love to capture!
Our group met at urban garden, very quiet at the morning, occupated by dog's owners only.
We moved then to the Levinsky Market area, full of colors and sences.

When rain has started, we did't run away!

It was a great day, so nice to meet all these talented sketchers, to see what stories they captured from the same area.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Amazing Thailand - part 2 - Bangkok

After two weeks at the beautiful Thai islands, we've arrived to Bangkok for the last 4 days of our trip. We've already absorbed "Far East" atmosphere, but Bangkok is the most extreme place, where all the contrasts get stronger. Of course, we tasted some touristic sites of the city - the Royal Palace, beautiful temples, colorful markets. There is a lot places to see, which left for me not so much time for sketching.
So, I was more than happy to take half a day "off" from my family and to join hospitable Bangkok USk group. The meeting was organized by my friend Pramote and it was so fun to sketch together with the group, which took me to non-touristic places, so I could to feel a little bit of real local atmosphere! Thank you all for the great day!
our first point - sketching Wat Traimit
capturing some of the sketchers as well on the sprayed by Pramote page
having the most delicious meal at China Town - I miss this food! 
my family joined and my husband had a very nice conversation with Pramote
entering to the Chinese Temple
What can I say? I miss Thailand, I miss Bangkok, I miss you, dear friends!
You can see on flickr  the entire Thai sketchbook.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Amazing Thailand - part 1 - the islands

I'm back from our family vacation to Thailand, my first visit to the Far East, and I'm totally charmed! Everything's very different there, even for me , living at the Middle East for the last 20 years. If I were needed to use graphic designer's terminology,  I would say that this place got more contrasts and more saturation. There are most beautiful, calm, white-sand and turquoise-water beaches and busy, super-crowded streets, full of colors, smells and sounds. There are modern luxurious buildings and infrastructures, and people living in primitive sheds, as they used to live ages before. I know, two and a half weeks isn't enough to understand anything, but it's enough to charm me and to make me want to come back.
I'm not so good with words, lucky I have my Thai sketchbook to share with you, which I hope will show a bit this wonderful journey. I wish I could sketch all the time, unfortunately, I could mostly sketch at waiting times, but I'm happy with what I have.
We've spend two week on  Koh Samui and Koh Phangan islands, enjoying its beaches and travelling across them a bit. Here are some sketches from beautiful beaches :
and busy streets in the villages of the islands:
and, of course, some food-related sketches:
At the end of the trip we spent 4 days in Bankok, but I'll tell about it in the next post. Stay tuned!
Meanwhile you can see my entire Thai sketchbook on flickr.