|Pages 56 and 57, The Sketchbook Project 2011, Cari-Jane Hakes|
If you haven't already guessed, the balloon has landed in Venice. I am a little bit obsessed with this place. I have visited it once as an Inter-railing student, once as an architectural student on a study trip and once as a teacher. I wish my third visit had been my first. We approached the city on one of the river buses, through a kind of river/sea mist. I watched the student's faces as they saw the city literaly emerge from the whiteness. It was beautiful and magical.
P.S. In the rush to get this page done I put my painted pages onto the top of the metal casing of my fire to get the paint to dry a little quicker. It was running a little hotter than normal so that when I returned to pick them up they has singed some what. Hence the very brown, almost burnt edges!