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A Cuppa And A Read

8 Mar

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Here’s another couple of quick sketches I did in Waterstone’s bookshop cafe in Swansea. It’s very quiet there because most people have bought books and then pop up to the cafe for a cuppa and a read. It’s lovely. I drew with a ballpoint pen into my tiny Laura Ashley sketchbook. I’ve put it against a 50p piece for scale.




It’s a beautiful building, the former Carlton cinema and I sat under the dome to take this photo.


Hats Indoors

7 Mar

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Stopped for a cup of tea in the lovely cafe in Waterstones bookshop in Swansea and had a quick scribble. Two young women wearing woolly hats indoors. They won’t feel the benefit when they go out into the cold, as my Nana used to say.






Scribbling In The Book Shop

27 Feb

waterstones cafe 2020


I spent today doing lots of little bits of stuff, catching up with things I’ve been needing to do. One thing I’ve neglected for a while is sketchbook scribbling so I called into Waterstones cafe on my way home for a nice cup of tea and a relaxed scribble. It’s one of my favourite places for chilling and sketching; it’s been converted from the old Carlton cinema which is a beautiful building, inside and out.

Big Specs

4 Nov


Grabbed a cuppa in the cafe in Waterstones bookshop earlier, one of my favourite places. Books, cake and hot beverages. Died and gone to heaven. The weather was awful, cold, very rainy and blowing a gale – miserable. But lovely inside my refuge.  As usual, I had a bit of a scribble and spotted this bloke opposite me, engrossed in his laptop while he had his cuppa. Good for me because I could draw him without being spotted. He had these very large, quite 1980s spectacles on. I drew with a Faber Castell Pitt pen into my A5 leatherbound Steampunk sketchbook.

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