Tuesday, 29 March 2011

After a busy week

It's been a busy week, I was speaking at Church for the first time on Sunday and figuring out what I was going to say took an awful lot of time.  This week though it's been back to  normal and managed to fit in three fairly decent sketches so far.
My late father was an extremely clever man who sometimes didn't think things through quite 
far enough.  Having moved from an old fashioned washing line to a rotary one, he decided that rather than digging out the concreted in pole he would attach a couple of bird houses to it.  Nice idea.  Then he put a wooden seagull on top of it that frightened off any bird that might have made use of them. 
This is a rotary clothes line.


This is my daughter's school.  Big, red brick and probably Victorian with some later add ons.

And this is the cleverly placed sweet shop, next door to the school.

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Townhill Community Centre

Having taken my mother in law to the doctors, I sketched the comunity centre and towering Scot's Pines next door.
Attention drawn to it by the bright red metal fencing that surrounded it.

Harry feeds a chicken and The Well

on a visit to Manor Farm my son, Harry, got very caught up in feeding chickens. 


 Outside the farm door is a covered over well, a hole in the ground, no built up brick edifice like in storybooks.

Caretakers House

This is the old Caretakers House to Bitterne Park School.  It's a great looking house tucked into one corner of the playground and facing out onto a side street.

Friday, 4 March 2011

Outside the retirement complex

     Many of my sketches are fitted in around parental duties and househusband jobs.  Home Spinney House is a retirement complex on the edge of Riverside Park, overlooking the River Test in SOuthampton.                                                                                                                                                                               

Pentel Gel Marker

Pentel Gel Marker a strange beast, more like a soft Crayola Crayon.  This was a very twisted lloking tree in the Park across from Home Spinney House.

Asda Car Park, as Harry softly sleeps

Drawn with a fine rollerball pen, while waiting in the car with my son sleeping in his chair.