There’s always colourful street art on display at Acklam Village (which is a fabulous place to eat, drink, and be merry – if you’ve not yet visited it then please do!), and here’s a selection of it. As an added bonus there’s a photo of work in progress!
I popped back a couple of weeks later to take another photo once the new piece had been finished, and here it is:
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Not street art, not really, but perhaps something of a lost art? I really can’t remember the last time I saw a hopscotch grid drawn on the street so stumbling across not one but two in Parry Road (W10) was a delightful surprise.
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Quick sketch of the canal from the Ha’penny Steps, which I often cross while walking the dog.
And a couple of sketches from my jaunt to Portobello yesterday which included some hip hop Shakespeare (yes, you read that right!) and a leisurely lunch. The Shakespeare is part of the In Transit festival which runs from 18th-27th July, click here to find out what else is going on. All these are very rough and ready, but it’s so lovely to get back into the swing of sketch journalling!
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A couple of weekends ago I was in Wales, and we passed through Builth Wells where I spotted a lovely mural. Sadly my photograph isn’t very good as the sun was full on the mural at the time and it washed a lot of the colour out, but you can see it very clearly on Google street view (put “Broad Street Bulith Wells” into Google maps and then go to the street view, if you pan around you’ll see it – it’s at the junction of Broad Street and Castle Street, LD2 3DT).
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Half finished sketch of a bowl full of vegetables…
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There’s always time for tea, and I make even more time for tea cups. Pretty tea cups are one of my weaknesses, and last year I had a wonderful time painting some of my favourites (if you missed that blog post then click here to view it).
I had always intended to continue with my series of tea cup illustrations but, as ever, things somewhat got in the way. I finally went back to them last month and although they’re not quite finished yet I thought I might as well pop some photos of the work in progress up here.
Still quite a bit of work to do on those but it’s nice to have finally picked up this project once more. I hope to have them finished by the end of the summer.
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