April 18, 2011

My Moleskine in Salento...


After driving from the Adriatic coast to the Mediterranean coast we stopped for a rest on a, for what it looked like, preserved beach. Time enough to get down on paper the shadows on the walls of this wood house in the beach. Would have loved to draw more of those, but it will have to be next time...

7 comments:

Matteo Alemanno said...

Wonderful drawing!! I hope you like Salento, I was born just down there! :-)

Helen Ström said...

Hello Matteo! Actually this part of Italy reminded me of where I grew up myself in Spain, in the region of Murcia down to Malaga in the south. I didn't expect it so rural and at the same time, I guess, so touristic in summertime. I prefer the rural side of it and once we understood how to live it, after two days, the stay turn out just fine. Biking around through the olive trees plantations watching enormous specimens of those, just as all the fields with flowers, small calm villages which gained in interest as we were by bike, we get closer to our surrounding by foot or bike. Food was "rural" too, I ate things I never tasted before and those who cooked it were so pleased to share this and make us discover their "cuisine". The experience turned out charming.

hfm said...

Love the drawing! When travelling we generally would always like to have more time... we could draw, draw and draw.

Helen Ström said...

Yes Helena, I could draw, draw and draw at any moment in my life and all the time!

Oljekritan said...

Fint att hitta hit...jättefina teckningar..inspirerande..

Helen Ström said...

Hej "Oljekritan"! Hittar inget annat namn hos dig, kul att du tittar in och dessutom skriver en rad. Tack ska du ha för dina ord och tankar. Jag hade redan sett din blog för ett tag sedan. Ett litet råd om jag får : Forsätt att måla det är det bästa som finns!! : )

suzanne cabrera said...

Looks so peaceful. A great place to stop for a rest!