Finally: my Frome holiday sketch diary

summer dresses by Myfawy TristramWell, 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).

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Frome sketch diary by Myfanwy Tristram

 

Frome sketch diary by Myfanwy Tristram

 

Frome sketch diary by Myfanwy Tristram

Frome sketch diary by Myfanwy Tristram

Frome sketch diary by Myfanwy Tristram

Frome sketch diary by Myfanwy Tristram

Frome sketch diary by Myfanwy Tristram

Frome sketch diary by Myfanwy Tristram

Frome sketch diary by Myfanwy Tristram

Frome sketch diary by Myfanwy Tristram

Frome sketch diary by Myfanwy Tristram

Frome sketch diary by Myfanwy Tristram

Frome sketch diary by Myfanwy Tristram

Frome sketch diary by Myfanwy Tristram

Frome sketch diary by Myfanwy Tristram

Frome sketch diary by Myfanwy Tristram

If you enjoyed that, you might also like my sketch diaries for St Ives, Jersey, Santiago and Bath.

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19 thoughts on “Finally: my Frome holiday sketch diary

    1. 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/

  1. 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!

  2. 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.

  3. 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 :)

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