Recently I spent some time in New York City – and I kept a record of the trip in my sketchbook. It’s a great way to look at things differently, really look at them. For too long I had not drawn, not taken the time to sit and stare – it felt good to do it again. You don’t have to be a great artist to draw a little, to really study what you see – dare yourself not to have to be perfect, but to be in the moment. It’s a great way to get creative again.

New York was as wonderful as ever – We went to the Matisse at the MOMA, did an architectural tour of The Guggenheim (or at least half a tour*) saw Mmuseumm the world’s coolest museum in an elevator shaft (I wish it had been open but it was still amazing), walked through Central Park, had great coffee and bad coffee and lots of coffee in between, ate slightly too much good food, and soaked up the city. Here is some of what I saw (through my eyes) photo 2photo 3 photo 2 photo 4   photo 1photo 3
*anyone giving museum tours should probably avoid going directly through the cafe, especially when the cafe has beer and sangria on offer.