Saturday, 31 December 2016

December Daily Draw - Day 23 - 25 Devon

Day 25 - Christmas Day evening reading a story before bed after all the christmas day excitement.

Day 24 - Christmas Eve Treats

Day 23 - Traveling to Barnstaple in Devon on the train.

December Daily Draw - Day 20 -22 Thames Ditton

Day 22 - Bus from Thames Ditton to Kingston.

Day 21 - Thames Ditton Village sketched in the late afternoon hen it was dark.

Day 20
I went to visit my mum just before christmas. She lives in a flat overlooking St.Nicholas Church in Thames Ditton Surrey. I sketched this at night when the church was lit up.


Monday, 19 December 2016

Day 19 - December Daily Draw - Trowse Norwich

These Collages are made in Upper Trowse Norwich. The modern houses are in the style of Dutch Gable. I was inspired by the curved designs of the roof tops, the structures of the chimneys and the spaces between the houses. Whilst I was sketching a bird decided to poop on my page. How rude!!!

I decided to create a more abstract piece which was inspired by the curved roof tops, chimney pots, windows, patterns and the negative shapes between the houses.

Sunday, 18 December 2016

Day 18 - December Daily Draw - experimenting with collage

This is the back of the terraced houses I live in. The gardens are separated by a communal path that runs along the back. This creates a lovely open community atmosphere especially in the summer. I have lovely neighbours who often bring me fresh veg from their allotments.

I created an abstract collage which was influenced by the shapes and patterns of the terraced houses and gardens. 


Saturday, 17 December 2016

Day 17 - December Daily Draw - Trowse Norwich

I live in one of these lovely row of terraced houses with such great character. In the 19 Century they housed  workers from the famous Colman's Mustard factory.

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Day 13 - December Daily draw - The Book Hive

The Book Hive Norwich

The Book Hive the best Independent Bookshop in Norwich. They always have Lovely window displays.

Monday, 12 December 2016

Day 12 - December Daily Draw - "Stalks"

Stalks of Magdalen Street Norwich

I love browsing in shops that have a miscellaneous arrangement of artifacts that have a hidden story and history to them. 

Sunday, 11 December 2016

Day 11 - December Daily Draw - Urban sketchers Norwich met at Jarrolds in the city

I had a lovely afternoon out on a sketch meet up with Norwich Urban Sketchers. We met at Jarrolds which is Norwich's independent department Store. It was very festive around this area today with busy christmas shoppers and the wonderful buskers playing festive tunes.

A lively family of Brass players 

Saturday, 10 December 2016

Day 10 - December Daily Draw

Old Derelict Pumping Station in Trowse Norwich which opened in 1909

It started to rain and I realised that the rain drops, randomly falling on the page created an authentic weathered effect, when the rain bleed the pen marks. Good timing!! I was inspired by the colours in the surrounding area.

Friday, 9 December 2016

Day 9 - December Daily Draw

The Moon Light Cafe

I went back to Magdalen Street to draw the Moonlight Cafe which is not far from "Now N Then".  I have always thought it would be a great name for a film or book and have been meaning to sketch it for ages now. Unfortunately when I arrived and to my dismay the cafe had very recently changed its name to Cafe Norwich using the Norwich City Football colours. I couldn't have that so I drew everything and then google mapped it to get the original sign. Not the best place for tea though!! 

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Day 7 - December Daily Draw


I do enjoy drawing typography especially on shop fronts. This particular shop is on Magdalen Street Norwich which is one of my favourite places in the city. I was drawn to the name.

Friday, 2 December 2016

Day 2 - Daily December Draw

Enjoying sketching little comers of my home. I collected these artefacts when I was teaching in Botswana for three years about 13 years ago.

Thursday, 1 December 2016