Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Drawing August (1)

I only heard about #drawingaugust in July on Twitter, asked a bit and decided to join. I thought it would be positive to have a concrete reason to perform one drawing or sketch per day and, improving my skills doing so (while enjoying looking at the creations of other artists), although August is always one of the busiest months at work. But now, it is already half time!
Because of the lack of time, I decided from the beginning that I only would draw items that are to find in my house with black ink: bucket and mop, hot sauce, liquid soap, chair and poncho...

Here are my postings from August day 1 to day 15. A collage with all of them and my three favourites: dog toys, knives and hoover. Enjoy!















Thursday, 10 August 2017

Clear waters

This August is not as hot as it was last year (until now), and soon, tourist masses will gradually go back to work and school! Lukewarm evenings and nights will be missed though: it is now difficult to imagine how our seafront will be deserted at 7 p.m. in some months.
With those temperatures, it seems that my artworks becomes a bit blurry as well ;-)





Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Time flies - more than half AnimalAlphabet

Time flies: it is August already, and more than half of the #AnimalAlphabets (on Twitter) with endangered species is finished. Soon, days will become shorter and schools will open again (fortunately) ;-)



My two favourites are the cassowary and the Hawksbill turtle:




Friday, 28 July 2017

Coastal towers in Southern Spain

There are many watch towers in Southern Spain, all along the coast. I have always thought it would be nice to take a sabbatical and hike or bike from one to the other, reading about their history. Some of them are surrounded by nature, others are situated directly along the road (where it is difficult or impossible to park) or even in town, lost between concrete. Here are four of them, in three different provinces. The most beautiful area is, without hesitation, Caños de Meca, as it is a protected area. And from there, if it is not too foggy, you can see the Rif mountains in Morocco.


Almuñécar (province of Granada)

Torremuelle (Benalmádena, province of Malaga)

 Harbour of Benalmádena (province of Malaga)

 Caños de Meca (Barbate, province of Cadiz)

Saturday, 22 July 2017

Sleeping under the stars

Days are heavy in Southern Spain in the summer, mostly too hot and too noisy, but the reward is there too: nights with a light breeze and no dew, making it possible to sleep under the stars, immersed in nature.

Thursday, 13 July 2017

City centre

It is July, even hotter than June, although June was extreme this year. Those temperatures make us all lazy, I try to keep working but it is difficult. I wish I were one of those tourists who are here on a holiday and can swim and sleep as they like.
But I also wish I could spend those summer months on a quiet island.




Wednesday, 28 June 2017

The magic of summer solstice

June is a special month! In our Northern hemisphere, it is the start of summer, and the longest days of the year have something magical. June has to do with vitality, energy and light. And hot nights spent outside with grilled sardines and wine, looking at the stars.