Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Singapore Surprise!

Thanks to a very dodgy old laptop, I  couldn't post to tell you we have been to - wonderful Singapore!  Some of you will know this is not our first trip :)  Singapore is a place that we both feel so comfortable and at home. We haven't had a holiday, or any break for a long time,  so when the opportunity unexpectedly arose,  we had to take it!

This trip was especially great as we met some of my on-line artist friends! I belong to a great Facebook artists group,  and several friends there are also  members of the Urban Sketchers,  who some of you may be familiar with. These lovely people made space in their busy lives to take us out and generally spoil us! I was fortunate enough to be taken  sketching,  and also have a wonderful  tour of the amazing art shops in the city. We were both made so welcome,  and had a truly fantastic time.

This is me,  receiving a copy of Urban Sketchers Singapore's book,  We love Tao Payoh  as a gift from my friend and super talented artist Patrick Ng.  With me is the lovely Chris Ng ( no relation!) and Tony Chua, (in the wonderful hat!). I also had another wonderful afternoon sketching,  and learning a lot from the great artistry of Francis Theo. Thank you  all again,  you are such a fantastic bunch of people.

OK,  here's a quick taster of our trip,  I'll post more photos once I have sorted  them out, but I  took over 700!

The stunning Gardens by the Bay,  with the Cloud and Flower Domes and some of the SuperTrees. Garden loving friends, it is indeed out of this world,  and I know you will want to see more!

The amazing hotel at Marina Bay Sands. 56 floors up and the most incredible views from the Observation deck. ( I would not want to stay there though,  even if I had the money;  it is incredible,  but way, way too high for me!) I had to see it though :).

 Stunning flowers.....
everywhere.

 Light and laser show in Marina Bay - all free!

SEA Life Aquarium 
Fascinating and beautiful.

And so much more. Hope you're all well and happy, I'm looking forward to catching up with all my blogging friends soon!x

13 comments:

  1. Looks like you had a load of experiences and fun

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  2. What a great trip! I took my painting things away with me recently and never even opened the bag, so I envy your sketching trip..

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  3. sounds like you had a great time and so good to meet blogging friends

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  4. Wow! What a beautiful place Jules. I'm so glad you and Andy had such a fun adventure. Looking forward to hearing more about it!
    Hugs

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  5. I have been wondering where you went! How fantastic to experience Singapore. Can't wait to see the sketches/photos. Glad you are back safely.

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  6. Glad you had a lovely time. Beautiful pictures thanks for sharing

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  7. The flowers are truly stunning! Especially the one with purple spots. I'm so eager to see the SEA Life Aquarium. I've never been to such a place. Fascinating view!
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