Ive just returned from Turkey after 6 weeks of exploring an amazing country with such colour and diversity, hence a long break between blogs as I am not as computer savy as some. Having taken my sketch book with me I hoped to find the time to get some sketching in but I think I only managed to find two sketches in my book. I did take lots of photos so hopefully they will provide some inspiration. You need to take fellow artists with you if you really wamt to slow down and take the time out to do these important things,that way you can really see what there is out there. I did not see much painting at all in Turkey, in fact I cant remember any except in the lobby at Forapart Hotel in Datca. I guess the carpets and handicrafts as well as the wonderful ceramics and mosaics provided a great alternative. I was was pleased to have some sales at the Harbourside Gallery Tewantin when I returned and also at the U3A at Tewantin. Time to get busy painting again. So happy to have my youngest son home after a 2 year world tour of exploration.