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The Sisterhood Of The Travelling Sketchbook

Travelling Sketchbook-My Entry

Travelling Sketchbook-My Entry

***NEWSFLASH***

The Sisterhood of The Travelling Sketchbook now has it’s own blog: Follow the journey… https://sisterhoodofthetravellingsketchbook.wordpress.com

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I’ve consciously kept Please Pass The Recipe free from extraneous posts about affairs outside the realms of the kitchen, but I do have other interests besides food and most of them are creative in some way or another.

I jumped at the chance to join The Sisterhood of the Travelling Sketchbook a few months ago when I read about the fascinating concept on Anne Lawson’s blog.

Ann, a botanical artist has bound together a book from paper ends of old sketchbooks, some with remnants of artwork. Sixteen bloggers from around the globe are going to add their own personal touch to the Travelling Sketchbook. I’m the second contributor, and while I’m not really obsessed about food, it seemed that as I came to this wonderful concept through my food blog it was apt to stay on point.

I’m very proud of my artistic family. I’m the living link between my paternal Grandfather an artist of note but not notoriety (he was an stamp designer/engraver) and my gifted and incredibly creative grandaughter. I’ve dabbled with 2D art forms for my entire adult life. I turn to the camera most often because of this blog, but I love to draw, usually large strong multi media images, but sometimes a delicate watercolour or coloured pencil drawing will appear by my hand.

The words I write that are most appreciated by strangers are recipes for delicious food, so I’ll let the image of my contribution speak for itself.


Later today, if time is on my side, the Travelling Sketchbook will be flying again, this time to Megan in Melbourne. Megan has created an amazing interactive map to help you follow the journey of the sketchbook.

A textile craftswoman, Kate from North Queensland created the first inclusion, a patchwork blue feather to honour’s Anne’s artistic pursuits.

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About ladyredspecs

I live in sunny Brisbane, Australia. My love of good food drives me as a cook, a reader, a traveller, an artist and but mostly as an eater. I cooked professionally for many years but have no formal training. Simply guided by a love of eating good food, respect for ingredients and an abhorrence of artificial additives, I cook instinctively applying the technical know how acquired by experience. I hope you enjoy what I share Sandra AKA ladyredspecs

45 comments on “The Sisterhood Of The Travelling Sketchbook

  1. Born To Organize
    September 7, 2016

    And finally, I’ve found your blog! Wonderful.

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  2. Magpie Sue
    June 2, 2016

    What a brilliant way to contribute to the sketchbook and feature your primary area of interest! I’m looking forward to holding this rich little volume in my hands when it makes it to the States.

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    • ladyredspecs
      June 2, 2016

      Thanks Sue, there seemed no option really. The Sketchbook

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    • ladyredspecs
      June 2, 2016

      Sorry, not sure how that sent before I finished, anyway to finish off I think it will be a thing of beauty and a social snapshot of women and art in 2016

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  3. tialys
    May 31, 2016

    A beautiful entry and eggplants (or aubergines as I call them 😉 ) are a worthy subject for both artwork and eating. I sometimes buy a couple just to admire them sitting in the fruit bowl.

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    • ladyredspecs
      May 31, 2016

      Thanks Alys, I completely understand. I think fruit and veg are very sexy things, their curves alluring when pencil and paper are handy.

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  5. Chas Spain
    May 31, 2016

    Hi Sandra – so excited to be next on the list for the sketchbook – now I will have the pleasure of seeing the pictures along with the obligation to try the recipe. I did a bit of a clean out the fridge ratatouille (or ‘ferret-a-foure’ as a friend used to call it) a couple of nights ago but there are some yummy additional ingredients in your version! Will get the pic on the map tonight!

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    • ladyredspecs
      May 31, 2016

      Oh no obligation to cook “rat.” It was an afterthought that I added it to the drawing, just to balance the page design, really. I realized I forgot the zucchinis. The sketchbook is going to be a very special keepsake when it’s done.

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      • Chas Spain
        May 31, 2016

        That was really special to add in – it’s such a nice link to all your beautiful recipes.

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  6. Lisa @ cheergerm
    May 30, 2016

    Just lovely, I for one am always fascinated by other aspects of bloggers lives. Thanks for sharing your talent.

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    • ladyredspecs
      May 30, 2016

      Thanks Lisa, It’s tricky for me to share aspects where my confidence waivers, the Sketchbook reveal has been a great confidence booster

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  7. Moya
    May 29, 2016

    Sandra what a beautify sketch, it is lovely to know your other interests. A lady of many talents 🙂

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  8. knettycraft
    May 28, 2016

    What a lovely entry…. and I really love ratatouille! I’m so looking forward to see it all in real when I’ll hold the book in my hands near the end of its journey!

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    • ladyredspecs
      May 28, 2016

      Thanks Annett, I was pleased not to have too much time to think about my entry, I just knew it would have to tie up with my foodie existence. It will be exciting to watch the sketchbook fill

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  9. Nancy |Plus Ate Six
    May 27, 2016

    I’m speechless. What a beautiful sketch from you and what a great concept to be a part of. The blogging world brings many pleasures doesn’t it.

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    • ladyredspecs
      May 27, 2016

      Aw thanks. It’s true Nancy, incredible people host blogs. This is an inspirational idea and I felt privileged to be able to contribute.

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  10. craftycreeky
    May 27, 2016

    Reblogged this on thecraftycreek and commented:
    The Travelling Sketchbook is moving fast! Sandra, AKA Lady Red Specs from Please Pass the Recipe has already made her entry and it’s winging it’s way to Megan!

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  11. Claudia
    May 26, 2016

    This is an amazing concept! I agree with Liz…this is the type of artwork I would hang in my kitchen! How do we follow the trail of all you contributors?

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  12. White House Red Door
    May 26, 2016

    Beautiful, beautiful idea and entry!

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  13. Linda
    May 26, 2016

    So delicate – you’ve done a wonderful job here Sandra! 🙂

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  14. Beck @ Goldenpudding
    May 25, 2016

    Beautiful, Sandra! I understand your reluctance to lose the focus of please pass the recipe by posting too widely, but am very glad that you did on this occasion so we got to hear about this wonderfully creative initiative!

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  15. Linda Duffin
    May 25, 2016

    What a lovely idea and what a lovely piece of art. Is there no end to your talents?!

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  16. A delightful contribution. You draw beautifully – a perfect still life.

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    • ladyredspecs
      May 25, 2016

      Thanks Viv, the Travelling Sketchbook is a wonderful concept, I look forward to seeing all the contributions

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  17. EllaDee
    May 25, 2016

    A beautiful & relevant contribution The Sisterhood of the Travelling Sketchbook. I love how it combines both richness & simplicity, plus a recipe and inherently a lesson for living: less is more.

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    • ladyredspecs
      May 25, 2016

      Thanks Dale, i really enjoyed be able to contribute, to be able to include a small part of me…

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  18. anne54
    May 25, 2016

    It is a wonderful contribution! So pleased that you are part of the Sisterhood. 🙂 The drawing is lively and captures the richness of eggplants. I love ratatouille as it is the quintessential autumn food. Served with crusty bread ~ yum.

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    • ladyredspecs
      May 25, 2016

      Thanks Anne. The Travelling Sketchbook is such a wonderful idea, I was pleased to be able to take part. It’s progress and the growth of content will be an exciting journey to follow.

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  19. ardysez
    May 25, 2016

    What a good idea and lovely contributions. I agree with Francesca, glad you strayed from your topic just a bit to include this.

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    • ladyredspecs
      May 25, 2016

      Thanks Ardys. I’m looking forward to see the richness and variety of content grow. The Travelling Sketchbook is an inspirational idea

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  20. Francesca
    May 25, 2016

    Lovely. I’m glad you strayed from your topic, though there is a little hint of a recipe there.

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    • ladyredspecs
      May 25, 2016

      Thanks Francesca, I thought it important to honour my passion. Fruit and veg are the sexiest subject matter after the human body. I often buy pears, just to draw..

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  21. katechiconi
    May 25, 2016

    Yum! It’s a beautiful drawing, and the whole contribution is perfectly tailored to both the Sketchbook idea and your own blogging interests. Just reading the words made my mouth water 🙂

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    • ladyredspecs
      May 25, 2016

      Thanks Kate, I had been mulling over ideas since you put the book in the mail, but in the end, I just went for it. Glad you like my contribution, it will be exciting to watch the content grow..

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  22. How lovely! And I really enjoy reading about your other interests. What a wonderful idea and your submission if definitely framable to my eyes.

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    • ladyredspecs
      May 25, 2016

      Thanks Liz, I’m pretty shy about showing my artwork generally, but the Travelling Sketchbook was too good to pass up.

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