|A bunch of sketchbook oddments from this year.|
Next up are a couple of Autumn sketches. This week I spent a couple of days scrub-bashing with the countryside team in Queen Elizabeth Country Park, between Portsmouth and Petersfield. We were lopping and sawing thorn bushes from the sides of a combe below Butser Hill and rolling them down to the valley, over rabbit holes in the damp grass. I drew this in situ over lunch and coloured it at home, hoping to reflect the colours of the trees the other side of the A3.
|Scrub-bashing on Butser Hill.|
A few weeks earlier I wandered across London's Primrose Hill, into Camden and to the Cecil Sharp House, home of the English Folk Dance and Song Society. I have been in there once, a long time ago. It's smart and slightly grave behind the rapidly thinning plane and birch. It's good to get out and draw before breakfast - well, sometimes.
|One of North London's mysterious gems, the Cecil Sharp House.|
Here's to next year's drawing. I think sketchbooks should be on my Christmas list.