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More Boot In Blue

20 May

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I carried on with the digital drawing I started last week, of my lovely new Doctor Marten boots, decorated with a blue and white willow pattern. They are a gift from a dear friend and I’m chuffed to bits with them. I drew on my Samsung Galaxy Note 8 using a free Markers app. It’s getting old now, practically an antique, but it’s still fit for purpose so I won’t be changing it any time soon.

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This is where I left off last time

 

It’s #Caturday

19 May

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It’s #Caturday! Three drawings, scanned from my sketchbooks and added to digitally on my Samsung Galaxy Tablet Note 8.

A Bit Of People Watching

18 May

 

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Just a little bit of people watching today into my tiny floral covered sketchbook.

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NORMAN ACKROYD – TRAVELS WITH COPPER AND WAX

17 May

Wow! This looks amazing https://wp.me/p771ED-2r4

New Blue Boots (Work In Progress)

15 May

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A dear friend gave me a pair of blue and white Doctor Martens boots. They’re fab. They are covered with a blue willow pattern, like the one on pottery. I’ve been a bit sluggish creatively lately so I thought I’d get a bit of still-life drawing in, so I plonked them on top of my plans chest, loaded up my Samsung Galaxy Note 8 tablet with a free Markers app and got stuck in. Then I got distracted by the cat. So I’ll work on them again tomorrow.

Pollards And Barns

14 May

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Husb and I took a walk around Avebury village over the weekend. There are a few medieval barns, thatched of course and lots of trees, quite a lot had been pollarded. The older barns are a bit higgledy piggledy, bent and sagging with age. I had a scribble. Of course!

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Taking Tea

13 May

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Husb and I had a few days away in England, staying with some lovely friends. We stopped for a break at the ancient site of Avebury. We have been there before, but to see the Neolithic stones. This time we visited the fabulous medieval manor on the site. We had a nice cup of tea and cake in the manor’s tea room. Of course, I had to have a scribble, into my tiny flowery sketchbook.

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Rainy Day With A Cat

12 May

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Husb and I have been visiting friends and today it poured with rain, so we mostly stayed in and chilled out with the cat. I had a bit of a scribble. She looks quite different to my cat, really. She stayed still for a few moments while I tried to do a portrait, then she got bored and turned her back on me and went to sleep. Just like my cat. Really.

Biggest. Scones. Ever.

11 May

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Husb and I went with friends to the seaside town of Hastings today. I hadn’t been before and it’s a great place, a mixture of curious, kitsch and cool. It was sunny and warm and we took a long walk through the old town, full of higgledy piggledy cobbled streets and ancient buildings, interesting shops and lovely cafes, loads of vintage and antique emporia.

We stopped for a cup of tea in the Green Cafe in the Old Town where we saw the Biggest Scones Ever. Seriously large. One of our friends ordered a cheese scone. It arrived, awesome in it’s vastness, with an ice-cream scoop of butter. It was delicious. And the tea was good too. Of course, I had to have a scribble, with a biro (ballpoint) pen into my small, flowery sketchbook.

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Randomness. 2

9 May

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I’m carrying on experimenting with being as random as I can, which isn’t easy for me! I worked on another sheet of vintage watercolour paper from a Winsor & Newton block I was given by a friend, it’s about size A2. I did one a few days ago and I think I’ll do a series and see what happens. I used my home-made walnut husk ink, firstly applying a light wash and when that was dry, brushing the neat ink over with a large, flat brush. I like the way the ink pools at the edge of the brushstrokes.

 

Here are the two that I’ve done so far. I don’t know what I might end up doing with them, at the moment I’m just trying to keep a open mind and be as free as possible.

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