Donnerstag, 12. Juli 2018

Urban Sketching post class

I'm very enthusiastic about my new sketching venture. Together with two of my colleagues from my last sketching class, I've been roaming the streets of Munich to find motives for sketching. Here are pictures from the last three (!) sketch meet-ups. I'm very glad to have found like-minded people as it's always more fun if you're not on your own.

Urban Sketching in Sendling

and in the centre: Wittelsbacher Platz

and in Hofgarten

game of boules

and back in Sendling with my new watercolours 

listening to live music

Freitag, 29. Juni 2018

London Sketchbook

Of course, I took my UK Sketchbook on the big London adventure and managed to fill many pages. I reckon there's enough space for one more trip.

I'm so happy that I found this outlet for my creativity and it makes my trips so much more special. 

I just need to stick to it to improve my skills. After all: practice makes perfect.

My latest drawing class is over now but I have arranged a urban sketching session with one of my fellow students and hope this will become a thing!

Design Museum


Royal Naval College, Greenwich

St Dunstan

The Woodman, Highgate

Italian Garden, Hyde Park

Italian Garden, Hyde Park

Montag, 25. Juni 2018

Circumnavigating the Ammersee

After my return from the fabulastic trip to London I felt a bit displaced and sad. So what would be better to cheer myself up than a cycling excursion with friends? Exercise, Sunshine and speeding down a hillside made all the difference. 
It took us about 5,5 hours to cycle the 45 km from Steinebach along the Westbank to Herrsching where we tiredly boarded the train back to Munich.

Registry Office

Nature Reserve Bird Sanctuary

Lake Ammersee

Tired horses and tired riders

Endless love


Sonntag, 24. Juni 2018

More London pictures

Now that I'm back home, I can show you more pictures from my amazing trip to London.

Christo, Mastaba

Greenwich, Cuts Sark


Royal Naval College


Watching houseboats at Camden Lock

Nature claims back the railway tunnel in Highgate

Highgate Wilderness

Italian Garden Hyde Park

View through the porthole

St. Pancras

Freitag, 22. Juni 2018

Wonky Heidi goes to London Part 5

On Thursday I joined the TfL - Transport for London on their Wilderness Walkabout: Highgate. About 20 of us met up at Highgate Station and were kitted out in high vis vests and hard hats. Together with guides and volunteers we set off together to hear everything about this piece of transport history.

The train station opened in 1867 and during the years underwent several refurbishments. Now it`s abandoned and instead there`s an underground line.

The 1-hour tour was fascinating and good fun not just for trainspotters! Next time, I`ll try to book one of the other tours on offer.

Wonky Heidi goes to London part 4

On one of the countless Hidden Gems-lists available on Pinterest I discovered St. Dunstan in the East, a little church built in Saxon times, right in the City of London, close to Monument.

It is a tranquil haven in the hustle and bustle of the modern world and offers delectable motifs for sketching and a relief for weary walkers.