Friday, December 8, 2017

Ferry Art

Living on an island means lots of travel by ferry and since the main land is an hour and a half a way it means there's plenty of time on board to do the things you like doing. Reading for instance, or writing, or drawing.

When I draw it is usually in my journal, but I do have a special not too big moleskine cahier for grid drawings. I don't work in it often, but it's nice to know it's there.

These pages are from that sketchbook:

Doing these can sometimes take several trips and even though I also work at them in coffeeshops and the like I still consider them ferry art, because they are all done away from the island.
It's nice to be able to do a bit of art everywhere.

I hope you liked this peek into my ferry art sketchbook and I wish you all a wonderful and artsy weekend!


  1. All of these grid drawings are awesome, Carin and one can tell that they take quite awhile to be finished! You certainly must have more patience than I have. lol

    I'm just curious, you said you're about an hour and a half from the main land, I was wondering what the population of where you live is? Also, were you born where you live now or move there when you were an adult? One thing I do know is that with all of the pics you've shown us, I know that it is absolutely lovely where you live!

    1. There are about 1100 people living on the island. Of course we also get thousands of tourists every year, so it's hardly ever just us. Especially in summer we have a lot of 'guests' as we call the. Now (winter) is the quiet season.
      I have lived here for almost fourteen years now. Moving here was a way to make my dream of living by the sea come true.
      You can read a bit more about where I'm from and how I get here in the 'about me' section of this blog (see top menu).

  2. Liewe Caatje
    Jou bladsye is kleurvol en jou lewe en werkswyse is inspirerend. Detail soos dat jy 'n uur en 'n half per veerboot moet reis om by die vasteland te kom of terug, verbreed my verwysingsraamwerk... Soos jy weet, het ek nooit eers geweet van 'n plek soos Vlieland nie, totdat ek jou blog begin lees het!
    Ek wens vir jou 'n week vol kleur, kuns en natuurskoon toe :-)

    1. Dank je wel voor je lieve woorden Mari. Jij ook een fijne week gewenst. :-)


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