“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.”
- Henry Miller
Tomorrow we’re heading North to the Lake District in Cumbria. A couple of weeks ago I went to Nikon Repair in Cologne and whilst waiting, saw the Top Ten most desirable landscapes worldwide for a photographer, all voted by Nikon photographers. The Lake District was the only English landscape on this list, so we’re quite excited about our trip.
I’m packing right now and my choice of book for the holiday is by Susanne Haun; “Mit Tusche zeichnen und kolorieren” (“Drawing and colouring with ink”). It’s a beautiful book and of course, a big dog lover like me, loves this section about house, garden and animals. If only I could do sketches like Susanne…
The opening could have been drawn here in North Norfolk, a nice impression of our Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Klausbernd has several hundred (!) pencils with all the colours you think of and it’s one of his sketch books lying close Susanne’s book, complementing her fine work. We’re very much looking forward to visiting the Derwent Cumberland Pencil Museum, the home of the first pencil – a true gem for us. Our beloved Bookfayries Siri and Selma are very busy packing their tiny bags with their sketchbooks and all the pens and pencils. They can’t wait to hear the story about how they found graphite and how it got into the pencil. Of course you can read all about it later on their own blog.