Paris Sketchbooks, Winter 2017


Things I did not do in Paris: Draw often.

Yet, I enjoyed every day to the most. In the year ahead, I will be more diligent with my travel journals as they make such lovely keepsakes, but I also won’t be too hard on myself if I skip the journalling to just enjoy the moment. It’s all about that happy middle ground. And there was much happiness to be found in Paris.

Autumn leaves drifting through the rain, mist wreathing the ancient spires of buildings, leafy spaces bursting from alleys and courtyards, bread warm from the oven and uneven cobbles pressing aches into the soles of my feet . . . Every sense was indulged, delighted and awed.


Places of Note:

Jardin des plantes

Jardin du Luxembourg

Du Pain et des Idées

Blé Sucré


Couldn’t be Left Behind:

Stillman & Birn Sketchbook (Senior Art, AU)

Sennelier watercolour in Gris Chaud  (Sennelier, FR)

Delfonics Puppy Print Pencilcase (Delfonics Store,Carrousel du Louvre, FR)

Pentel Orenz Mechanical Pencil 0.2  (Delfonics Store,Carrousel du Louvre, FR)

TWSBI ECO fountain pen (Larry Post, AU)

J. Herbin lavender scented ink in Encre Bleue (BHV Marais, FR)



  1. I missed your posts so much, Thali! I always finish reading them with a smile on my face.
    I’m so glad to know that you truly enjoyed your trip. Paris must be a beautiful and charming city.

    Travel journals are one of my favourite things and yours must be such a treasure! Thank you so much for sharing those lovely pages, they made me dream 🙂

    You’re one of my favourites artists, Thali ♡

    • I’m sorry to have kept you waiting! I hope to get many more chances for travel journals in 2018 🙂 It means so much that you enjoy seeing my work, it truly does. I am trying to journal more this year, I think so many precious memories can be forgotten or maybe not even noticed, unless you take the time to treasure them.

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