early morning we wake to find ourselves waiting in Gatun Lake. Passengers on shore excursions are gone by 8.30 and will rejoin the ship on the Pacific side. It’s a sparkly day, clear skies and tropical colours. Canadian made tugs shepherd us to and from the locks. Red channel markers lead the way …
Costa Maya. My sketchbook seduced me with its smooth white pages, colour and size … but too much water warped the pages. Regardless, here are the drawings as they capture the jewel colours and the wonderful light following two dull cloudy days.
And that’s what journaling is really all about.
Costa Maya is a small tourist region in the municipality of Othón P. Blanco in the state of Quintana Roo, Mexico, with the Caribbean Sea to its east. We stayed on board, relaxing in the quiet of the ship.
Funsketching logos of other ships … then a long line of returning passengers to the ship — quick lines and splashes of colour easily capture them
Travel journals can record historic places, overnight stays and driving routes; they can also hold memories of personal significance, instantly recalling quiet moments.
Lacock Abbey in the village of Lacock, Wiltshire, England, was founded in 1232 by Ela, Countess of Salisbury, as a nunnery of the Augustinian order. It has fine medieval cloisters, sacristy, chapter house and monastic rooms of the Abbey, which have survived. Today the property is owned by the National Trust and open to the public. Website: https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/lacock-abbey-fox-talbot-museum-and-village
This drive was in October, when the hedgerows were being trimmed. Driving through leafy tunnels where the shimmering light created a pointilism effect among the darkly silhouetted branches. There was twittering birdsong whenever we stopped.
My book: “Carved in Oak -drawings of medieval pew carvings in English churches” – began my study of medieval designs in UK and Europe in 2010. For many years, I had devoted my art to raising awareness about built heritage in Vancouver BC, a city I have loved ever since moving here from South America.
While at high school in Ottawa, ON I first thought of becoming a painter, starting studies in Lima, Peru where pens and paintbrushes immediately made my thoughts tangible.
In 2001 I moved to the Okanagan valley, winning an award from the City of Kelowna for my submission to their call for am image of their emblem flower: the arrow leaf plant.
From 2006, I spent part of my time in England, where I had earned my art degree, drawing medieval pew ends. This led into my work on birds and leaves. … read more at: https://joscottb.com Jo Scott-B December 2018