Sketch of the in my moleskine art journal are vintage cast iron industrial hooks inspired from my walks around Istanbul, Turkey. I love discovering all the little things around the city. It’s not just about the architecture. It’s things big and small. The people and the food. The light. The rain. The smells.
Sketch of the day in my moleskine art journal: Turkish beer Efes founded 1969. Their slogan is “thirsting for life”
I normally dont draw people but this is a request from my #instagram friend Alisha who wanted to give something special to her cousin Katie who’s turning 8 on the 23rd April. She loves Frozen so this is a birthday card I drew for her from Istanbul.
Sketch of the day in my moleskine art journal: Elsa and Olaf from Frozen.
Sketch of the day in my moleskine art journal is Stewart the seagull in Istanbul with the quote “Set Your Spirit Free”. He finally has plenty of new friends here and he seems happy to stay behind.
Happy Weekend. Love from Istanbul xoxo
Yesterday i visited the Princess island around Istanbul. I went to Buyukada which is the largest island. The place is beautiful. Today’s sketch of the day in my moleskine art journal are botanical illustrations of some wild flowers on Buyukada island, Istanbul, Turkey
Sketch of the day in my moleskine art journal: Kutahya Coffee Pot. Kutahya was the second most important ceramic area after Iznik which was an an important area that developed coffee culture.
The Kahvehane or coffeehouse were social hubs as well as economic, political and literary centres in Turkey
Sketch of the day in my moleskine art journal is a cast iron turkish post box I saw on my walks in Istanbul. It just reminds me that nothing is better than receiving a cheque in the post box. I usually just get bills which is what I have to look forwards to when I go home. Thank god that will have to wait 🙂
Pera Museum is a beautiful private museum with a great little cafe and gift shop. The highlight today at the Pera Museum in Istanbul is the Alberto Giacometti retrospective set on 2 levels.
There are four more smaller exhibitions worth seeing. Osman Hamdi Bey collection, the art of Healing in Byzantine, intersecting worlds: ambassadors and painters and lastly the adventure of coffee in Kutahya tiles and ceramics.
Pera Museum address:
Meşrutiyet Caddesi No.65
34443 Tepebaşı – Beyoğlu – İstanbul
Tel. + 90 212 334 99 00
Faks. + 90 212 245 95 12