This is a coffee shop where I went to hang out while waiting for my Mumford & Sons concert (yeeeeah, yeaaaah!) in March and then met up with friends a few times. I liked it, it was cosy, the staff was very nice, the coffee was good. I thought it was just a normal cafe – then I went to London and discovered it’s a whole huge chain… Hmm. I still like that first one, but it won’t be the same now…
This drawing was done in my old notebook, which still has a few unfinished pieces and some empty pages. I love it and it has a lot of memories, but I have to say that artwork-wise the new one is better: bigger pages, better paper = more space for details and more non-paper-integrity-destructive media options.
This drawing is based on a picture of my Mum from many years ago and was meant to be a birthday present for her, but I didn’t make it on time and ended up giving her something else. I’m not going to give it to her now either. I like it as a drawing, but somewhere on the way the red pencil in the corners of her mouth went too blotchy and her beautiful smile doesn’t look like her anymore. And her eyes don’t look right either. I partly blame the tiny size of the picture, it’s really difficult to copy something so small!
I think I mentioned somewhere that I love tulips. I love them even when they are more dry stalks than actual flowers. I actually think it is because they wither so quickly that I like them so much (because I have no affinity whatsoever for those house plants that are actually just leaves and that always look the same!). I need to hurry to enjoy them and even when they’re old and decrepit in my mind I can see the way they were and still find them pretty… I like to think it’s a philosophical lesson about life – but sadly, so far it only seems to work for flowers!
(Bad quality scan…)
Just a small pub in London. Don’t even remember the name. I was sitting with two of my long-unseen friends and next to us there was a group of older people playing some music. One lady, seeing that I was listening, came over to tell me they were a group of beginners that practice together regularly and that I’m free to join. Well, what with me being in London just for a few days, I had to decline… but instead I somehow ended up performing a Polish song for them! The second I took the guitar I suddenly felt very – VERY – tipsy and thought to myself: what the hell are you doing?! But it would have been silly to back out, so I went through with it. There were no whistles, which I count as a plus! All in all, I was very proud of myself – it was yet another thing on my to-do list that I could tick off! 🙂 One needs to challenge oneself, doesn’t one…
I’ve started on a series of pencil drawings like that. Originally I had a children’s story in mind for it, but I’m not sure now – still, I keep working on the pictures. I just like drawing flowers. I suppose it looks like Thumbelina, doesn’t it? I just wish the scan was better quality, but my scanner seems to enjoy doing something horrid to the colours.
How about you? Do you like fables?