Six of London's Urban Sketchers – Thomas
Corrie, James Hobbs, Isabelle Laliberté, Jhih-Ren Shih, Katherine Tyrrell and Zhenia
Vasiliev – are showing drawings at Timberyard cafe, Old Street, London,
following on from a recent exhibition at its Covent Garden branch.
Street cafe, which is a popular destination for freelance/wifi/e-workers, and
close to the cluster of tech companies around the Old Street roundabout, will host
the exhibition until 30 June 2014. Details of the private view and sketchcrawl are coming soon.
According to Twitter, it’s Museum Week and yesterday I visited
the RAF museum.We are very lucky in
London to have so many amazing museums to visit but I have to admit I’d never
been to this one before.It was well
worth the trip from sunny south London via the Northern Line to Colindale with
lots to see and the bonus of free entry!I used watercolour pencils and a water brush for the colour on these two
Evelyn Rowland and I went to the Underbelly in Hoxton Square, London, last night, where we had been invited to draw by the management of the band Jay Scott and the Find. It was a hugely entertaining evening, with a fantastic atmosphere. A variety of factors made it unusually challenging to draw, particularly the low light levels, and crowded, jostling audience, but these can be the exactly the things that can help a drawing capture the moment.
The gig supported the charity War Child, the charity for children affected by war.
Yesterday the Crimeans voted in referendum about accession to Russia, referendum recognised as illegitimate by Obama and the EU. Hundreds of supporters with yellow and blue flags came out to march from Marble Arch to the Russian embassy to raise the issue of Putin's invasion of Ukrainian territory.
Marble Arch, London, 2 pm, 16.03.14, pencil and tombow markers in moleskine
On a separate note - an ethnic population of Crimean Tatars refused to take part in the referendum and many fled. Last week my friend has housed a family of eleven in her skiing cottage in the west of Ukraine. I really hope this insane behaviour by Kremlin will get an adequate response in form of real sanctions and political pressure from UK and the world.
thought of South Norwood in south east London as a travel destination but I was
intrigued when I saw a group on Twitter called the ‘South Norwood Tourist Board’.An initiative set up by local people, they
have ‘been set up to promote the regeneration of South
Norwood by developing tourism to the area’ and have ‘no funding of any kind’
with the project being ‘quite simply a labour of love’.
I drew the Stanley Halls, the lake and the
library before the crowds arrive.
199 Bishopsgate, "I'll see you tomorrow then." I have been enticed by the soulless, tinted glassed, open place of the office block reception. Full of reflections of other corridors, lights, and men whose job it is to sit there and stare into the night. It's the loneliness that gets me.