1. Rosebay willowherb alongside the railway track between Crewe and Shrewsbury. 2. A trip to Hay on Wye that involved visiting as many bookshops as we could in 2.5 days. Had to drag OH out of one before he (to quote himself) ‘got into trouble’. Bought a copy of Ann Patchett’s Run, Walt Whitman’s I Sing the Body Electric plus a copy of John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress for my mother (don’t ask). 3. In between bookshops we took kittens to the […]
TA-DA. Knitted thing is not only finished but I am wearing it. This is important: to extend the knitting/writing metaphor (see previous post) – it’s no good finishing knitted thing/novel-like-thing unless it’s something you want to wear/read.
Sorting through an art folder this morning I found some charcoal drawings I did about ten years ago. This is one of them. Something I like about working in black and white is that without colour to identify or define objects, the drawing, though figurative, has the sort of ambiguity about it that I rather like in an artwork. I like this quality in fiction too.
FOR SALE Brooks Saddlebag / Holdall in Black. As new/excellent condition £45 RRP £92.89 (Brooks website). Suitable for touring and vintage bikes. Buyer to collect (Lancashire). Specification here. Contact: dot7seven at gmail dot com