Friday, October 14, 2016

Sketch Walk - Brooklyn Village, Wellington

Due to the horrible weather today, this has been postponed to tomorrow - SUNDAY 16 OCTOBER 2016.

Enjoy an afternoon of sketching in Brooklyn village with Urban Sketchers Wellington.

Sketch the iconic Penthouse Cinema, the Korean Church, the corner pub, Brookly Galleria secondhand shop, the Fire Station, cafes and villas. 


Start: 12.00 noon at Caribe Coffee, 54 Cleveland St.
Finish: 3.00 pm at Brooklyn Deli, 199 Ohiro Rd (next to the Penthouse Cinema).

Bring you own materials. All levels welcome.

Taranaki Seaside Market

The first Sunday of every month at Ngamotu Beach is the Seaside Market. Although there's lots of stuff for sale, I usually just go down for the food. Although last week, I went down for the sketch and the mild sunburn. I guess summer's coming!

Thursday, October 13, 2016

A Rainy Saturday in Cuba Street

These are my drawing from the sketch crawl in Cuba Street last month.  Cuba Street hosts many cafes, bars and shops.  Some of the cafes and bars have covered tables in the street, making it a good place to draw in the rain.  Buskers usually perform, but not that day, due to the rain.  The Bucket Fountain is in Cuba Street.

Corner of Cuba and Vivian Streets

The colourful 'Iko Iko' Shop.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Beer with the bro

Kind of apt that I was at Brothers Beer with my brother eh! Here we're trying out the Stone & Wood Cloud Catcher APA and the Zeffer Apple Crumble cider. Both very, very tasty.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Paepae & Perepere

Our province continues to yield many treasures from the swamps.  Only this year a farmer friend dug up a ceremonial bowl on a shaft.  Both items below were found similarly, the first one back in 1904.  Unusually both sets have ears.  Otherwise the spiderweb puwerewere decoration, serpentine look, and pointy heads are all distinctively from our region  Paepae typically adorns the front bench of the meeting house where the top dog speakers sit before oration.

This feminine Perepere would have been positioned in front of a storehouse.   Less fierce than many and with an almost a surprised look. The weather drove us into Puke Ariki our local excellent museum.

Thursday, September 29, 2016


Power pole with retro sign writing on Bannister Street in Masterton, Wairarapa. Killing time while son at hockey camp. Then coloured at home.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

2011 Dodge Challenger at Port Taranaki

Late afternoon sun on a car parked down near the breakwater at low tide. The days are starting to get longer now.