Friday, July 5, 2013

Capturing Fleeting Moments

Since my arrival in New Zealand in February 2012 I have been keeping a visual diary
that I took everywhere with me. I have been drawing in it almost everyday, trying to
capture impressions from my journeys around the country, but also from my every day
life in Auckland...I have kept it simple, using only pencil. This is a selection of entries.

                 Mount Eden Villa

                 Sandboarding at Lake Waimanu, Bethells Beach

                 Hostel on Waiheke Island, Oneroa

                 Auckland seen from the ferry rear

                 Portland Public House at Kingsland

                 Cox Bay, Westmere

                 Sculpture at Auckland Art Gallery / Toi o Tamaki

                 Airport, Air New Zealand flight to Melbourne


  1. Welcome to USkNZ Theresa, great sketches and looking forward to seeing more!

  2. Kia-ora and willkommen Theresa. You have such a versatile range of subjects you can depict. Especially the people on your own website. Pencil and paper goes a long way around the world.

  3. Nice one Theresa - a great record of your journey

  4. Good stuff Theresa.
    I specially like the hostel drawing and I guess you are a barefoot sketcher.

  5. Lovely sketches Theresa. When I first arrived in New Zealand 4 years ago I kept a similar visual diary, I found it a great way to get to know my new surroundings. Look forward to seeing more!

    1. hi fiona, thanks for that! Yes, I always kept a sketchbook in the 18 months of my stay...I managed to fill 6 of more posts coming soon :)