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21 Feb

21 baggage

The lurgi has left me but I’m getting tired very easily and although I had good intentions to go to life drawing this evening, I’m too shattered. So I drew a pile of bags that I’d dumped on the floor instead. I’m so slovenly. I used Pentel V5 and Faber Castell Pitt drawing pens into my blue silk recycled A6 sketchbook, which only has a few blank pages left.

Husb is glad I’m missing life drawing tonight because he can pile into the Victoria Sandwich I made to take with me.

Victoria Sandwich

I filled it with home-made strawberry butter. Which doesn’t contain butter; it’s a Victorian preserve made by sieving cooked fruit and boiling the pulp with sugar, in the same way as jam. The result has a buttery texture and is great for filling sponge cakes. It turns a lovely dark purple, not at all like the vivid pink of raw strawberries.

Street Scribbles

21 Feb

20 street 3


This is my equivalent of a singer practicing their scales. It’s what underpins the ‘finished’ pieces that I hang in a gallery. Just mundane, quick, scribbly sketches in real time. It’s only a few minutes work but it keeps me fresh by focussing me on the essence of each figure. It’s not great art but it’s not meant to be. This is the daily practice of my craft.

20 street 2

Here are some more. With Sparta. Up to no good!

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