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Sunday, October 26, 2008

SketchCrawl 20 - Ely




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.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

I envy you a friend to do the sketch crawl with today---fine work---the cathedral would take me about an hour I think---not sure---yours is beautiful---EJ Mordasky

E-J said...

The cathedral sketch turned out brilliantly - and what a gorgeous little autumnal tree you managed to sneak in after I and my bad influence were gone. :)

Meeting up with you has inspired and motivated me again. I've spent the past 2.5 hrs working on a double-page spread in my Canson which I'm really excited about!

Hope to put up my own pics of the 'crawl in the next couple of days.

Margaret Ann said...

AAAAaaaaaahhhhhhhh! :)

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

What a great day - wish I could have been with you both. Think a bit of cheating went on with sketches through pub windows. Incidentally love the coffee pot and cups - gorgeous colour and soft layers - and despite all the drink breaks, plenty of greart artwork. Look forward to seeing your results Emma J.

caseytoussaint said...

It sounds like a wonderful day - and you got so much done! I always talk way more than I draw on occasions like that...

Dianne said...

Oh Anita the sketches are fabulous, love the cathedral and the tree is gorgeous.. Your day sounds awesome. I'm so happy you had great day.
Thanks for sharing it with us...

Joan said...

Anita - I think the companionship is a big part of the Sketchcrawl!!! Glad you had fun and did those great sketches!

Ann said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time and these are lovely sketches to have as a memory.

Macaruba said...

Good work Nitsa, sounds like you had a great time. You should post them on the Sketchcrawl forum too.

Macaruba.