When in Paris.

Paris Diaries 02.

Sculpture drawing 2

A somewhat belated follow on post after my last entry (which you can read here) about my time spent in Paris. It is over a month since I have been back and yes, I have mostly lost the feeling and mindset you have when everything is new, when time slows down, and when you take things at a slightly slower pace. However, I think there may be some things that have been instilled within me that maybe I don’t even realise yet, and perhaps it has changed my attitude to some aspects of my daily life, in a positive way. One thing that has been cemented is my daily yoga practice, thanks to Yoga with Adriene.  I started doing it every day before I went to Paris, and then had the time and space to start each day that way, followed by a couple of espressos…! Adriene is seriously amazing, and using her videos has made it much easier to stick to doing it every day as she has such a variety of videos, with quicker ones if you don’t have much time, slower ones, and also for any mood etc.

Anyway, this blog post isn’t supposed to be about yoga (!), and is more about photos than words. I took A LOT of photos with my camera, but here are just a few from my phone. And also a few photos of sketches I did whilst at the Rodin exhibition at the Grand Palais and also at the Rodin museum. I really LOVE drawing from sculptures and would like to have stood there much longer to get some more detailed drawings.

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Sculpture drawing 3

“Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely” –
Auguste Rodin

Rodin photo 3

“The artist must create a spark before he can make a fire and before art is born, the artist must be ready to be consumed by the fire of his own creation”
– Auguste Rodin

Sculpture drawing 1

Rodin photo 1


A few of my favourite living artists/illustrators

I thought it would be nice to do a post that is less heavy on the words and more about the images! If you follow illustration/ fashion illustration a lot, you will probably have heard of most of these artists. Below are just some of my favourites, there are too many to mention in one post but these are the main ones that come to mind:

– Please click on the artist’s name to take you to their website and find out more about them/see more of their work –

Julie Verhoeven



Cecilia Carlstedt 





Mydeadpony aka Raphaël Vicenzi



Chloe Early



Stina Persson



Conrad Roset



Esra Roise



Howard Tangye


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