ART CHAT #20: Draw Your World – Queenstown & Arrowtown

September 20, 2023
Travel Sketchbook



20 May 2023

Today was ‘the Tennis Player’s’ birthday (otherwise known as Rob as you’ll see in the sketchbook) so the first sketch/painting is to capture his Shotover Jet Boat birthday experience!

The second sketch/painting captures the most delicious soup I think I’ve ever had. It was Pumpkin & Coconut Soup with Cheese Puffs on the side and we had it at The Postmasters Kitchen & Bar at Arrowtown. It also depicts the gorgeous Jade/Greenstone earrings that I bought myself at Arrowtown.

You can read all about this day in this post >> NZ Trip – Queenstown & Arrowtown.  The sketches for Day 9 (21 May 2023) which is also covered in that post will be shared in the next Art Chat post.

Travel Sketchbook

Travel Sketchbook

Travel Sketchbook

Ciao for now,

Linking up with Denyse Whelan’s ‘Wednesday’s Words and Pics

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  • Reply Susanne September 20, 2023 at 6:50 am

    Really excellent sketches, Min. I love that with the shotover jet is my favourite!
    A cheesery? That sounds like something I’d love to visit!

    • Reply Min September 21, 2023 at 2:11 pm

      Thanks Susanne! Yes – a cheesery – the most gorgeous cheese and deli type foods and there’s a winery attached too. We were going to try some wines but the cost for wine tasting was horrendous!

  • Reply Leanne | September 20, 2023 at 10:07 am

    I love your art Min and it’s such a fun way to look back at your holiday – little snippets that were important and this makes them more meaningful than just taking a photo.

    • Reply Min September 21, 2023 at 2:11 pm

      Hi Leanne, thank you! It’s slow going as I haven’t had much time but I’m getting there bit by bit!

  • Reply sherry September 20, 2023 at 4:57 pm

    I love your artwork Min. And i love new zealand so a winning combo 🙂

    • Reply Min September 21, 2023 at 2:12 pm

      Thanks Sherry!

  • Reply Debbie Harris September 20, 2023 at 8:02 pm

    You really are talented Min, what a great way to have memories of your trip! I loved Arrowtown too 🙂

    • Reply Min September 21, 2023 at 2:12 pm

      Thanks Debbie – it’s a beautiful part of the world isn’t it?

  • Reply Vanessa September 21, 2023 at 10:56 am

    I don’t think I’ve ever seen a drawing of a speedboat/tourist jet thingy before 🙂 Thank you for sharing. Brings back great memories of the two I have been on.

    • Reply Min September 21, 2023 at 2:13 pm

      Haha – and I’ve never drawn one before either! It was definitely a first!

  • Reply Denyse Whelan September 22, 2023 at 12:16 pm

    And now I know the tennis player’s name! Love your sketches as memories of your trip to NZ.

    I always appreciate your linking up to #WWandPics this week and thanks for sharing your post. I hope to see you next Wednesday too. Warm wishes, Denyse.

    • Reply Min September 22, 2023 at 1:43 pm

      Hi Denyse, I thought you’d know his name already from my personal FB page .. but anyway – you know now! lol Glad you like the sketches/paintings (I never know what to call them). It’s slow going of late as I’ve been so busy but I’m getting there!

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