Art Journal Sharing Thursday – Marrakech Sketching

Hey guys, my Art Journal Sharing Thursday this week is a travel sketching work in progress and a shameless excuse to share some travel photos from our recent amazing trip to Marrakech. Only a couple of photos, mind you, if I posted them all you would be reading this post for days!

Some of you might remember that last year I took part in a blog competition run by Cox & Kings

[My competition entry – a handmade sketch book]

The prize was a two night stay in the Mosaic Palais Aziza in Marrakech and much to my complete and utter amazement I won and we took the trip a couple of weekends ago in March.

Obviously we took a lot of photos, I mean A LOT of photos and as I didn’t really get an awful lot of time to do a lot of sketching, we were just too busy sightseeing, I’ve printed some of the photos out to use as source materials for some sketching studies that I want to do.

I plan to fill up the sketch book I made for the competition (the first photo in this post) with sketches and memorabilia from the trip. So it will be a sketch / scrap / journal book for our weekend in Marrakech. At the moment the book is with the other competition pieces on display at the Cox & King Headquarters. But once it is back I will set about filling it up.

I’m a bit of an architecture freak and love all the windows and doors. The fine details and decorations are just so stunning and complex to sketch out, especially for a novice sketcher like myself so I’m looking forward to filling the book with all these details, plus perhaps a selfie or two of us…

and of course some pictures of markets, I mean you can not go to Marrakech without some market pictures…

Then there are the tiles, seeing as it was my love of the tiles that got us there in the first place…

Oh and did I mention the markets?

With all the sightseeing and shopping all that is left is a relaxing cup of tea by the pool back in the oasis of the Mosaic Palais Aziza hotel.

We loved every minute, massive thank you once again to Cox & Kings, the Mosaic Palais Aziza hotel and my fellow artists (Vandy MasseyJenny KealConcetta Perôt and Alan Reed). 

And to you guys for popping in today to share my Art Journal Sharing Thursday project this week. Let me know if you have any art journal pages you want to share too, I would love to see them.


Kim Dellow

Kim Dellow is an artist–designer–film-maker living the creative life in London, UK. She's a freelance creative for the craft industry and others, and she loves to share her art-ventures on her blog.

This Post Has 9 Comments

  1. massofhair

    Fabulous selfie, you both look so relaxed…

    Late congrats on winning such a lovely prize, i love photographs and know i wouldn't be bored by them. The ones that you have shared are fab. I would love a Moroccan feel to my garden, i love their tiles and water features, so calming…

    Thanks for sharing your wonderful weekend:-) xxx

  2. Annette G

    oooh you did have a goodly time Kim, and the markets look fab and am sure smell delicious. Great place for architecture. Annette x

  3. Irene

    WOW Kim, fabulous just like the pics and you and hubbie. Thanks for sharing and so sorry I've been such a bad "visitor", missed a lot!!!

    xx Irne

  4. Shirley Davis

    Well, Kim, if you are going to journal, you may as well have a journey to use!

    What a weekend that must have been. Lovely to see so many bright colours and scenes.

    Best of all, good to see you both having such a sunny time together. Your face says: this is me and my man! I think.

  5. Gwyneth

    Looks like you had a great time away and saw some fantastic things. It will be nice to see how all the material you've crafted make it into your decorated book when you get it back.

  6. misteejay

    How super. You now have all these wonderful photos to put in that lovely journal when it is returned. What a lovely keepsake that is going to be with the photos & your sketches.
    Congratulations on your well deserved win.

    Toni xx

  7. Alison

    How wonderful! Congratulations Kim! Thanks for sharing your fabulous photos, & enjoy your sketching!
    Alison xxx

  8. kissinia

    Thanks for this great post. It's very interesting where people go 🙂 Especially, creative people 🙂 Love, kissinia

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