However, in my frenzy, I forgot to check the opening times and dates of Peckover and when I arrived I was greeted with a large sign that said 'CLOSED'.
Devastated, I decided to make use of the trip by getting my weekly food shop out of the way at nearby Asda.
So, this evening I sketched from my sofa capturing a little of the sideboard in the lounge and then the lounge leading through the dining room onto the kitchen. If you look closely at the back door you can see the timber frame for my new porch.
After dinner I nipped over to the studio and completed EDM challenge 82 - Sketch your art space.
As I sipped up the last of my hot cuppa I decided if I couldn't get outside to sketch ...Then I'd bring the outside in!...and made a quick street sketch from my imagination. I'm a dab hand at drinking coffee, LOTS of experience, so time was limited which I think is a good thing when drawing from the imagination, less time to think, fewer boundaries!
I am heading out to Ely in Cambridgeshire to take part in the 14th worldwide sketchcrawl on Saturday - The weather report is not good but nothing is going to hold me back, I've decided I'll spend my time in Ely Cathedral if all else fails.
Anyone wishing to join myself and friends is most welcome, contact me for more information.