Saturday, April 16, 2011

SKETCHING at SOUTHBANK Brisbane Australia 16.04.2011

I joined a fellow sketching friend and went to Southbank Brisbane for the 31st SketchCrawl .  I was sponsored, with proceeds going to Japan aid.  Southbank was under water in January, during the Brisbane Floods.  So much of the parklands have been restored in such a short time.  There is still construction going on, but the famous  Streets Beach will be opened again sometime next week.
South Bank 3 terminal
Maritime Museum Lighthouse

Nepalese Pagoda

Brisbane Outrigger Canoe
Club spectator tent

Brisbane Wheel

Thursday, April 14, 2011


I am looking for sponsors for a Sketch Crawl to support Japan  A group of Sketchers will meet at SouthBank Brisbane on Saturday 16th April, and sketch the day away.

I will post my sketches here.

I have a sponsor form to fill in, so if you let me know you will donate and how much I would be grateful.

Regards my friends


Saturday, April 9, 2011

Sketching at Cannon Hill Train Station 10th April 2011

Cannon Hill was named after the Weedon family home 'Cannon Hill House'. Built in 1867, the house, which had extensive grounds and a maze, burnt down in 1927. Cannon Hill was still mainly bush, with a few settlers growing crops or bananas until the 1880s. In 1881, the Queensport Freezing and Food Export Company produced the first frozen meat. This began Cannon Hill's change from rural and residential to an area focussed on grazing and the meat industry. Officially, most of the meat working was in the suburbs of Morningside or Murarrie, but Cannon Hill supported and is identified with the meat industry.  In 1889, the train line came to Cannon Hill, but the area was still mainly bush for another twenty years. One waved a red flag to tell the driver to stop.  
Gradually semi-rural Cannon Hill came to be seen as the meatworkers' area. More workers came with the new meatworks.  In 1931 the saleyards opened and many stockmen and their families moved into the area. 
During the Depression itinerant workers lived in a settlement on the corner of Creek and Richmond roads, with huts made out of flattened kerosene tins.
An American Army camp was located at the corner of Lang and Richmond roads during the Second World War. Most of the development of Cannon Hill took place in the 1940s and later, and even into the 1950s cattle were driven along the main roads to their fate. It is now a popular suburb to live, and is still growing.

People sketching at the Carina Leagues Club Friday 8th April 2011

I went to the leagues club with my daughter and grandson to watch him play.  He is in the under 15's.

My daughter and her partner

My daughters best friend

My daughters best friend and her husband

Friday, April 1, 2011

Galeria Cafe, Westfield Carindale

I spent a pleasant couple of hours over at Westfield Carindale.  I had some business to do, then I went for a coffee, at my favourite cafe.  I couldn't resist getting in some sketching, while my coffee was cooling.


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