Sunday, June 10, 2012

sketches, at last



Well my friends, here you go— sketches! I've been slowly sketching away from time to time, though not as often as I used to. Life has gotten in the way, as it can. I still have quite a few sketches from the Trabzon trip to share, and those will be coming soon, but in the meantime, I hope you enjoy these spreads.

One: the flight attendant with the very tight trousers, on the way to Antakya.
Two: some lovely finds in the Hatay Archaeological Museum.
Three: a woman in the butcher shop in Antakya, baklava in Istanbul.
Four: tile pattern in Rüstem Paşa Camii, and some Turkish coffee in Eminönü.
Five: man cleaning the floors of the Yeni Camii courtyard, glass of çay.
Six: lovers in the park in Sultanahmet, sheep and mosque in Karaağaç köy.

I suspect things won't calm down until I am on that flight to Kathmandu, which is coming up in a blink of an eye. In the shadow of the Stupa, I feel like I'll be able to breathe again.

12 comments:

Balaji said...

These are absolutely lovely. Thank you for such sumptuous sketches.

szaza said...

Thank you so much, Balaji!
More to come— hopefully soon :)

lilasvb said...

they are great and very very nice

sherylmcdougald said...

Wonderful pages - I'm already hooked on the photography, so it didn't seem to me such a long time between sketches...until I see them! Now I'm looking forward to the next batch! Thanks!

szaza said...

Thank you, Lila and Sheryl!

Julia Kelly said...

These are wonderful!

szaza said...

Thank you, Julia!

barbara said...

i'm with Sheryl - already hooked on your photos so the wait for sketches is not too onerous! That said, your sketches (and art pieces) are so so beautiful!

Can't wait for posts from Kathmandu

szaza said...

Thank you so much, Barbara!
I'm glad you like the photos— I can't wait to get back to Kathmandu. Soon!

Sue Pownall said...

Lovely sketches. What did you use to get the strength of colour in the tile pattern?

When are you off to Katmandu?

szaza said...

Thank you, Sue!
I used gouache for the colour— it worked out quite nicely. I'm off to Kathmandu in ten days!

So much to do...

Sue Pownall said...

Wow that's not long until you go. Have a fabulous time.

See you in August!