I tried to persuade two exceptionally decorated French fans to model for us, but they thought it would take too long. Instead I settled on the buzzing Farmers Market in the Huatoki Plaza, by the stream of the same name. Camera-shy Kathy in flax hat was selling ketes (woven flax baskets) of all sizes and colours. However she was happy to have a copy of the sketch emailed.
I tried the splatter effect on the page prior to leaving home, but I think it needs to be a stronger colour so it doesn't look like I'm using a mildewy page. Anyway it was interesting to experiment.
A group of our spouses who walk whilst we sketch, took the Coastal walkway down to Ngamotu Beach and encountered a seal lying on a wooden seat by the walkway, sunning himself after a long spell battling rough seas.