I’VE BEEN busy writing the text to the pages of drawings I’ve been doing over the
past 3 months but I find that I get stuck with certain pages, for instance this week
a page that took about 6 hours to draw has taken, what, it seems like 18 hours to
There isn’t that much text, the drawings are the main thing but like the drawings
it should be in my own tone of voice, it shouldn’t read like an encyclopaedia, and
it should relate in an unforced way to what I experienced on the day.
So I’m feeling frustrated that with drawing on location as my main theme I’m having
to spend so much time in research and graphic design here at my desk.
Surely I can fit in a five minute drawing, I thought.
So I did. Just an ash tree seen from the back bedroom window as my studio window
was streaked with rain. But better than nothing.