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Friday, May 02, 2008

Column Week 13

These are the images and text that made up my illustrated column entry in the Cambs Times and Wisbech Standard, in print today:



These days my shopping trips to Tesco are usually accompanied with a visit to their café, where I indulge in a frothy Latte and sketch some of the customers as they go about their day; a great exercise in studying the human figure.
So, you can imagine my disappointment when I found the café boarded up during my visit on Tuesday morning. The huge renovation project that has been going on there had finally reached the café and stolen part of my shopping ritual.
Keen to return home with a page of sketches in my journal, I found my way back to the car park and made good use of an inconvenient situation by sketching a few of the numerous changes that surrounded me.
Not such a disappointment after all, although I really did miss my routine Latte!

If you would like to see more, my daily journal entries can be found on my blog : http://artbyanita.blogspot.com/.
Wednesday Night Art Workshops. Benwick Road Recreation Centre, Doddington. Contact Anita: 07790554201

7 comments:

Serena said...

I so felt your disappointment at seeing the cafe boarded up but well done on finding something else to do in your sketchbook. I hope the renovated cafe will bring more custom and, therefore, lots of prospective models for your sketchbook. :)

Leslie said...

Very nice, Anita! I especially like the one with the boxes. :)

Alan said...

A person needs their caffeine and a Latte is one of nicest ways to get the fix. Nice column as always.

MaryO said...

I'm a great fan of your "grid" spreads. At some point I want to take the time to browse your blog and see all the ones you've posted!

Mai-Britt said...

Having just discovered you blog, I must say that it is excellent - your work is exquisite.....

I have added it to my favorites on my blog and are looking forward to see what you are up to - very inspiring!

Joan said...

I can imagine your disappointment! But it didn't stop you from making the most of the construction project!! Good work!

Sandy said...

What a dissapointment on several counts, I know what a loss that is. Lovely sketches as usual!