Despite the cold weather, I had a fabulous day with Emma-Jane yesterday.
We met around 10.30 and grabbed a cuppa from CostaCoffee which we drank while strolling towards the river and chatting. We had so much to talk about that we almost forgot the purpose of the day and our first sketch was brief due to our hands freezing to the bone.
We took comfort in The Lamb Hotel where we stayed long enough to warm up and indulge in a bit of lunch which E-J treated me to. (Thanks E-J) We decided the chairs were so comfortable that we'd stay for another cuppa and a little sketching.
We had a quick browse around Tindalls at the art materials, trying to persuade ourselves that we NEEDED something. Both of us managed to convince ourselves of at least one sale.
Back to Costa coffee (yes the whole day DID revolve around coffee, of which I am most grateful!) and we took our forthy beverages outside to make a quick sketch of the Cathedral before parting.
The day seemed to go so quickly, good company can do that!
After I left E-J I slipped into WH Smith and purchased the lettering stencil I used on the six pages I created in my Maruman sketchbook above.
I managed one last sketch back at the truck before pulling off to start my journey home.
I always kick myself that I could have done more but the truth is that, if I had, I would have missed out on some great laughs and memorable conversations with a dear friend, so I am most content with my day.