Madeira – Arco da Calheta


Altes Bauernhaus, Sketchbook, 2012 To sketch my environment has brought an aspect in my life which I had never taken into account in the beginning: To meet the people who live there. Of course they are curious what I do … Read More



Cathrinsminde, Sketchbook, 2010 © Astrid Volquardsen Today I looked in my old sketchbook and found a sketch of the old brickwork Museum Cathrinesminde. This industrial museum  shown how bricks were produced for about 300 years and at its best time … Read More

Be patience with yourself


Pier Teufelsbrueck, Sketchbook, 2012 © Astrid Volquardsen There are many people out there who have a deep desire to express themselves with a sketchbook but lack the courage to do so. In our fast moving world there doesn’t seem to … Read More



LES DEUX MAGOTS, Sketchbook, 19,5 x 14 cm, 2012 © Astrid Volquardsen Relaxed sketching in the streets of Paris. People are crowding the bistros, some of them kind of show offs, other for a relaxed reading in a newspaper and … Read More



During my last two workshops I could see the wish in many eyes to draw perfectly, but something kept my students from even trying to sketch. Most of the time it’s fear of failure. During sketching very often the dominant  … Read More

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