Monday, November 03, 2014

Observation, OK and Wally.

1. I escape for the morning to an event called Stop Look Draw that aims to encourage urban sketching. I go with a friend who takes her art seriously and we investigate the same 50m of Camden Road. At the end I am astonished to see that she has moulded from charcoal and paper a perfect view that I hadn't even noticed (I was too busy interrogating weeds and scrutinising aerials).

2. I put Nogs up on my shoulders so we can hurry home though the downpour. I am afraid she is feeling shivery up there (I didn't put a jumper under her puddle suit because I thought it would be too bundley), or perhaps worried by the hissing rain -- but then I hear her laughing at something that has delighted her.

3. Alec patiently searching a page of Where's Wally.


  1. I had no clue kids still played Where's Wally!

    I loved "interrogating weeds and scrutinizing aerials" - it pulled me in. That drawing class sounds like a great way to get the creative juices bubbling.

    1. Stop Look Draw was ace: I hope they run another session soon.

      Where's Wally is one of my favourites, too. I can waste hours scrutinising the pictures and one of Alec's Wally books is actually mine!


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