Sketchbook challenge

April/May 2019

“Sketch Book Revival”

We’re “doing different” this month by participating in a free on line sketch book course.  Anyone can join, it runs from 22nd April for 4 weeks.. do follow this link..

Sketchbook revival 2019

March/April 2019


Decay of vegetation, fruit vegetables, to decay in old age and urban decay.  We covered the topic in many different ways demonstration the richness of this group. We are lucky.


February/March 2019


This challenge has been interpreted as chemicals, design, Greek and Chinese to name just a few ideas.

January/February 2019

“Metamorphosis” – we thought it time for a change.

This challenge provoked some really good ideas, from the changes in insects’ lives, to changing artefacts, communication over the millennia and rocks.

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September/October: “Tendrils”

What is a Tendril? – a slender leafless shoot by which some climbing plants cling, or could it be something else??

We’d all been quite busy this month with a very successful Cley exhibition.




We were all busy in July and August finishing our pieces for TOPstitch at Cley so had a break from the challenge.  Now it’s:




let’s get out the purples, pinks and blues..


Here are some of the results:




We were given the choice of two excerpts from poems by Kevin Crossley-Holland:






May/June – “Asparagus”




April/May – “Sound”

How many definitions of “sound” can there be?  We found many different ways to interpret the word this time.



Lots of ideas to work with.



March/April – “Duplicity”

This proved very inspirational for many of us….



and will be taken further on from the sketch books.



Feb/Mar – “Contentment”




Jan/Feb – “Text of your choice”




Dec/Jan – “Underfoot”




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