It has been a great week. Firstly with a visit to an area where my husb. was brought up in his early years....we actually found the house he had lived in. Plus I got to sketch and paint throughout our trip. We stayed in two different locations (Hotels were lovely) and to top it all we got to meet and visit with relatives, which was wonderful.
All started with a long drive over to Bedford. One day we took a drive around Woburn Park,
here's the streetview of a small portion of the park you get to drive through. The main house not yet open to the public, but here is a glimpse of it, thanks to streetview again!
My sketchbook was kept busy throughout the week...
Vases - sketched during some 'down time' at the hotel
even part of a wallpaper pattern got a sketch!
We visited Cambridge which was interesting, lots of tourists (including us) and I took some photos, of course...
My one sketch there was brief as it was SO COLD, brrr.... I couldn't hold the pencil and hence coloured this in later...
and came across this rather bizarre modern memorial...very modern against the old buildings..
Read up on it later and it all made sense...
~ here's about it ~
Another town and more sketching - Watching people scurrying about, they all looked in such a hurry and Cold, getting their shopping done and back to somewhere warm!
As I tend to avoid sketching people, this proved a useful exercise .... how will I get
better at sketching them unless I give it a go!
(here's the streetview of it)
unusual, but it was obviously very happy with masses of ivy climbing up it
and this is where I will love you and leave you for today my friends
whilst I Link to
with many thanks to EVA & Kristin for hosting
and trust you will all have a great weekend