Saturday, 18th February 2006

thorn birds

thornsBlackbirds and collared doves perch in the bare hawthorns in the hedge at Barbara's mum's. After all my errands this week it seems ages since I had the chance to sit down and draw. Relaxing and drawing just whatever happens to be going on outside the window is a great way to come down to earth. And the chance to try some of Barbara's mum's home-baking helps too.

coffee potLater, after dinner

We have dinner guests this evening; this drawing (right) shows the effects that a couple of glasses of red wine and a small glass of port have on me: those elipses seemed to want to go every which way.

But it's great to have a few mellow moments to draw again. Next Page


Richard Bell,