and the dead tree gives no shelter

how i spent my lunchtime

We’ve been here before, once or twice. The Silo, UC Davis. A cold December day, in fact turned too hot by the bright winter sunshine, my shade being muscled out until my ears were hot and red. The sunlight was too warm. It was uncomfortable. I even knocked my water pot into my paint set; I didn’t like that much. I thought of all the urban sketchers out there freezing their fingertips off in colder and wetter climes, and there’s me complaining about the heat. Hey, I’m British, that is what we do. ¬†

I posted this on Urban Sketchers, so I did. Incidentally this is post number 150 since I started this blog in April. that’s 750 since April 05, including my old blog. I’m still managing an average of 50 posts every three months.¬†Statto.

away from the numbers

a quick czech beer

Did some christmas shopping on monday night, out in the cold; thankfully there’s that nice warm Czech pub near the bus-stop, so I stopped off in there while waiting and did a quick dark drawing over a quick dark beer.