There's quite an amazing summer this year, lots of things to do and see, so I'll start my visual diary with the first step, my trip to the south of France.
After such an intense and brilliant second year at uni, this was a welcome chill-out, art packed treat....
The flight there had lovely views.
Morning walk down to Monaco Harbour, had a nice sketch session.
Morning walk down to Cap-d'Ail Harbour to try out some water colour painting.
Stunning views along the coastal path, this is one of my favourite spots.
Derelict building... what a waste.
Driving along the F1 Grand Prix track.
On way to Le Camargue.
Learnt something new - didn't know there was bull fighting in France.
'Wild' Horses at Le Camargue
Antiques market in Cannes. I'm not a collector of antique things, but I do enjoy seeing all sorts of odd things.
Outside the Cannes Film Festival - lucky coincidence it happened to be on while I was in the area.
I was surprised how many people would hang around outside every entrance of the festival with signs asking for an invite to get in.
My favourite photo from Cannes, something about the sculpture of an old film camera wrapped in film really connected with me.
Passing the red carpet and this little dog was hilarious, seemed really happy to be wearing a hat and sunglasses.
Funky furniture, possibly coming to the Irish bar in Monaco, the owner really likes them.
This sculpture really gave me the giggles.
I absolutely loved all the massive paintings on the side of buildings, it felt like being immersed in art... what could be better :P
Majestic tree with the moon behind.
Worked on a landscape painting.
I enjoyed painting this, I'm not happy with it yet though so I'll work on it again on my next visit.
Spectacular views on my way back to the UK, and some really interesting conversations with the lovely lady sat in the seat next to me, Sandra Hebron, click on her name to find out a bit about her.