Well, this has to be some kind of record: I’ve only just finished my holiday sketch diary, 22 days after returning home. I think we can safely say that it’s time for another holiday now!
I’ve been thinking about why it’s taken so long, and my best guess is that I broke my own guidelines for making sketch diaries: I hardly collected any labels/leaflets/tickets this time, and did a lot more painting. I cared too much about pictures looking right (not that this means they all ended up perfect – far from it!)
Never mind, it’s done now, so here it is, a week in Frome (Somerset, UK).
Click any of the images if you’d like to see them at a larger size.
If you enjoyed that, you might also like my sketch diaries for St Ives, Jersey, Santiago and Bath.
19 thoughts on “Finally: my Frome holiday sketch diary”
I loved it! where is Frome?? I have never heard of it.
Thank you! Frome is in Somerset, West of England, and pronounced “Froom”.
I really enjoyed this sketchbook diary!
Cheers – glad you enjoyed it :D
Wonderful work and great idea! A creative way to remember your holidays. I love it!
Oh no, your lovely brooch! I was admiring it in a previous panel (I think the ‘naming things beginning with T’ drawing is my favourite), so I was horrified when it went.
I know, and of all the ways to go!
This is it: http://snugonline.bigcartel.com/product/snug-blowball-mustard. My friend Emma bought it for me as a birthday present one year. I told her what had happened to it, and she jokingly asked whether it was her job to replace it. Clearly it isn’t, but I might replace it myself, I really liked it.
I don’t have very good form with brooches, it seems: I also lost this one a couple of years ago; no porcupines involved that time though: http://insyncdesign.com.au/product/scribble-brooch/
Wow. I LOVE YOUR ART.
Enjoyed this a great deal. I feel as though I was on the trip with you.
Ah thank you!
This is wonderful, maybe my favourite Nixon family holiday sketch diary yet! Especially love Sunday 29th page, #catsoffrome, family playing consequences, the superbly illustrated Good Friday Longleat trip/ordeal (boo hiss to those awful hecklers in the car), and the selection of cheeses. Love it all actually!
A remarkable and painstaking collage of your holiday, packed with artistic flair, humour and interest. Fine piece of work. Enjoyed!
I’m glad you enjoyed it – thanks for letting me know!
I know you said you took along time to complete it getting hung up on the pictures, but it was worth it to me -a great mini-trip! I really enjoyed this.
I’m glad, thank you!
Really lovely holiday journal pages Myf, I love Frome. You have made me ashamed/enthused about finishing some pages of my own to post- it’s been too long :)
Oooh good, yes please do!
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