955 – Boxing Day

Slumped in front of the telly on Boxing Day I looked up and decided to sketch what I could see hanging from the ceiling – decorations hanging from the light fitting. My mum and dad have an enormous collection of Christmas frippery, so they tend to get hung all over the place.

Wed-26-Dec-2018

954 – Cats and snowmen

Christmas Day was spent at my sisters house, which much like my parents house is amply adorned with Christmas decorations as well as china cats. On one cupboard these are combined with some soft toy snowmen whose arms are fixed around the necks of two tall china cats…a good subject for a sketch.

Tue-25-Dec-2018

949 – Cafe Rouge in Bury

On Wednesday I made a quick visit to Bury St. Edmunds to my favourite shop (Denny Bros – an art supply shop of course) and had a few moments to sketch this. After doing this drawing I found out that the red building is a 19th century Grade 1 listed building designed by Ipswich architect John Sherwell Corder. At the lower level is a terracotta frieze with dragons, serpents and the three crowns of St. Edmund….something I never would have known if I hadn’t sketched this.

Wed-19-Dec-2018