1. The drawing I did of my old room at Ann’s house with Sox in the window has just beaten it past 1400 entries into the Showcase 100 Exhibition in London next April. Yay!

    Plus here’s three iPad sketches from last weekend at Greenwich 

     another old video of Talking Heads enjoying themselves 

    and nice graphics from Kate Moross.

    Also I recommend Roger Scruton’s wee book Beauty: A Very Short Introduction, viz:

    "…the modernists set out to reunite the artistic enterprise with its underlying spiritual aim. Modernism was not conceived as a transgression but as a recuperation: an arduous path back to a hard-won inheritance of meaning, in which beauty would again be honoured, as the present symbol of transcendent values. This is not what we see in the consciously ‘transgressive’ and ‘challenging’ art of today, which exemplifies a flight from beauty, rather than a desire to recover it"

  2. iPad sketches from my first two, thoroughly enjoyable Greenwich Markets. It’s very pleasant cycling across London Bridge in early-morning sunshine.

    (I’m at the market tomorrow too, if you’re in the vicinity and seeking beautiful pictures)

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  4. Here’s a pic of old friend the elegant Abram chilling in fab London flat we’ve got for the summer.

    and a sketch from Brick Lane market last week. Londoners=eminently drawable if only they’d stand still

  5. … also in Lisbon discovered the wonderful Maria Keil (1919-2012) who created these quite stunning azulejo walls for Lisbon’s subway stations. And drew delightful book illustrations, of which more here

  6. Back from five brief days in and near lovely Lisbon. Eminently drawable. Beautiful combinations of hard surfaces (fist-sized handcut calçadapaving, ironwork, azulejo tiles) with flowering plants, and pictures everywhere you looked. Had fun with crayon on black paper. Charming company but far too little drawing done. Want to go back!

     

  7. Just a nice old video of Talking Heads making beautiful, danceable music

  8. Just got this poster from the wonderful Christina Sharp, in whose garden this exhibition takes place. How nice of her to put one of my pictures on it

    Just got this poster from the wonderful Christina Sharp, in whose garden this exhibition takes place. How nice of her to put one of my pictures on it