Some people believe the ’Golden Age’ of travel was when steam wafted from trains, crystal clinked in dining cars, and air stewardesses wore long white gloves. I think the real Golden Age of travel is actually now, and it’s cheaper and safer than ever. Travelling is a guaranteed way of tingling your senses, enhancing your life and gifting you a huge stock of memories, encounters and experiences… Oh and drawings!
Here's a little video of our secret destination trip to Kaunas and Vilnius last year in the snow!
Dates for our next secret destination coming soon! Hope you enjoy!
Here's a short video we've made about our day at the Tate last Sunday. Thanks to everyone who came along and a special thanks to Izzy Mitchell for organising the venues. Please comment and share! See you on the next one in March.
This work is truly awesome! Intense and beautiful. See more of what he does here
Here's a short video from the last drawing in Thailand trip. A great antidote to a grey English January! Enjoy...
Come and join us for a social drawing afternoon at Tate Modern on the 19th January. We're meeting on the bridge on the first level at 2pm.
This is a great chance to meet like minded people, do some drawing and get feedback from us. Everyone is welcome. Hope to see you there!
Well, the Russian visa... and it's a nightmare.
In order to travel by train into Russia we are required to have an official invitation which can be obtained from the hotels where we stay. However, each of our hotel bookings would have to be made individually and we’d all need separate authorisation. In addition, and more importantly, we have to send our passports to Manchester or London for processing and it costs just over £100 per person for the visa and the admin charge.
It’s something I had overlooked. My fault completely.
So the Northern Loop has been re-designed and re-imagined... still 4 countries, still a fantastic adventure and drawing experience but the name, well 'Baltic Safari?' I don't think so. We're still calling it the Northern Loop!
Here's a brilliant article about the importance of drawing and learning, prioritising the idea that learning to draw is about process and not performance. We endorse that! Check the link below.
This is a re-post from the World Land Trust regarding the project that Drawing Escapes is currently supporting.
"World Land Trust (WLT) would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone who has donated to our latest appeal, Scorched Earth to Forest Haven. Together, an incredible £440,000 has been raised so far for this major reforestation project in Vietnam.
WLT launched the autumn appeal at the beginning of October with Big Match Fortnight, aiming to raise £575,000 for local partner, Viet Nature, who will plant 120,000 trees in Bac Huong Hoa Nature Reserve. Between 3 – 17 October, the generous donations from individual supporters were doubled by match funding from corporate and charitable supporters. With more than 75 per cent of our target achieved, Viet Nature will soon begin to clear the tall, rampant grasses that invaded the hillsides in the region, ready to replant with the carefully chosen 12 native species that thrived during the successful pilot project.
There’s still a little way to go before we reach our target and Viet Nature can restore these precious 246 acres of lost tropical forest. Help us plant more trees and make 2019 a year to remember for endangered wildlife in Vietnam."
Click below if you are able to help.