the house

the house uc davis
Yeah, another posting break. I can assure you that I have been sketching a lot though – a LOT. Almost as if I needed stress relief from the world at large. 2017 really is making 2016 look like a golden age, as predicted. So I am about a month behind posting my sketches, and this one is of ‘The House’, a building on the UC Davis campus. I really wish The House was located on A Street. It is a good name though, because it is exactly what it says it is. It’s a bit like The Barn, another campus building. I for example work in The Mathematical Sciences Building, which to be fair is equally as descriptive. And A Street is, I must concede, A Street. Have you missed this? The inner workings of my thought process made into pixellated reality to justify the space beneath the drawing, as if the larger the paragraph the more justified the illustration (this paragraph is totally not justified though, it is left aligned). This year has flown by, and at the same time felt so long. There is still a lot of it left. Tomorrow is the British snap general election (actually it is today now) (I’m up late writing from California), because we weren’t already drained enough. It feels so much worse than even a decade ago. I remember drawing a political cartoon for the 2005 general election that actually got shown on the Channel 4 website, with the leaders of the Three Main Parties as the Three Bears, with Goldilocks running away from them, it seemed funny and innocent at the time.  These days I’d draw it as something like the Brothers Grimm’s ‘Death of the Little Hen’ or something equally, well, grim. I ain’t going all politics here though, I honestly cannot be bothered right now. So, this is The House. Actually I really wish it could have been located on R Street, maybe in the middle. I’d write a song about it.

5 thoughts on “the house

  1. Laura (PA Pict) says:

    I hope drawing your way through the year is therapeutic and that writing this blog is cathartic, both means to deal with what 2017 is throwing at us. Part of me thinks, “How is it June already?” and part of me thinks, “It’s ONLY June?” 2017 is the spawn of 2016. Today is going to be an exhausting one. I am staying up late to watch the General Election results roll in from back home in Blighty while trying to catch up on today’s hearings (how annoying that work and life got in the way of me watching live) and whatever else today has spewed up in terms of current affairs. Maybe I need to take a leaf out of your book, pick up my art tools, and draw my way through the day.

    • pete scully says:

      Drawing does help get through it all, I have to say. Still, the results tonight have been interesting in the end, but who knows what is next in these crazy times?

      • Laura (PA Pict) says:

        I stayed up to watch the results roll in. It was a night of surprises in every direction. It’s a bit of a mess really. As someone who is very socialist, my hope is that this weird loose agreement of a government will have the harsher edges knocked off its agenda, that enough of its own MPs will break ranks and refuse to vote for some of the most nasty austerity legislation. But I’m not sure what the impact will be on the Brexit negotiations. Between politics here and back home, I’m mentally exhausted. I need a week of nothing of note happening.

  2. unironedman says:

    Great post. Wickedly funny too. But not quite as funny as Arlene Foster holding the balance of power in the UK. Now that IS funny…
    (I’m beginning to miss 2016) :-(

    • pete scully says:

      Oh, there is a whole lot I could say about the world, truth is I’m too tired, so in my new post we get a few star wars figures and a cheap gag about Clegg. But yeah, 2017 makes 2016 look like a kids tea party.

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