Saturday, March 15, 2008
A Trip Into Cambridge
Last Friday I drove my eldest and his friend into Cambridge so they could go of and do a little shopping while I relaxed with a latte and my sketchbook.
I strolled through the Grafton centre and onto Lion's Yard before I took my first latte break and sketched 'Lush', one of my favourite shops, opposite.
After my nice sweet latte I went on to browse the market square and soon realised that Cambridge centre is VERY short on benches. I took position on the cold stone fountain to sketch the top of the Marks 'n' Spencer building, chill running through my spine reminding me it was still a bit early for plein air works.
I then met the boys back at the Grafton for some lunch.
All re-charged, we browsed through the Grafton together a while. When they mentioned popping outside to get a mobile top up, I took my chance to stay put and grab another latte, sketching a fashion shop 'Oasis' opposite. No ink on this sketch, just the pencil from my coat pocket, and only time for a quick flick with the Inktense pencils before we headed towards the 'park 'n' ride' bus stop for Cowley road where my comfy truck was waiting patiently for our return.