All I want for Christmas are black Muji 0.38mm fine-liners.
Yes I am a woman of specific yet simple tastes. But of course, this is why:
When I run a life drawing class, I begin by explaining a little about why we are sitting in a room – pencils poised – paper at the ready – fully clothed – while a robed figure waits tentatively to bare all in front of a group of strangers.
I tend to speak about drawing naked people wherever I go. One such spot was at The Magic Garden in Battersea.
I was there for a gig & found myself chatting to a chap who was folding paper in the most incredible way: sitting by a sign saying ‘The Origami Guy’
Hello Origami Guy, can you please make me a naked person to draw? And thus the start of a great friendship.
Sea swimming + apple picking + cider drinking + fireworks + roast lunch … what else does a weekend in the countryside call for?
A bonfire, of course!
And so, as night feel in Devon – having spent the day soaking up nature & the evening at a local pub for pints & dinner – it was time to snuggle up by fire .. but before long a new plan was hatched.
There’s nothing more lovely than a weekend jaunt to the countryside.
London is brimming with activities which I find both brilliant and at times a little overwhelming and so for me, escaping the City maintains a stable balance.
A very good chum of mine recently moved from London back to his roots in Devon & so I jumped at the chance – and indeed jumped in the car for a 5 hour drive – to visit him on the weekend.
I have been running life drawing classes in people’s living rooms for rather a long time – long before my Bits & Bobs had been officially conceived.
Six 3 minute sketches of Clementine
Do you ever get the feeling that you are, perhaps, a little unusual?
I get that feeling a lot.
It happened to me on Sunday : the moment I left the house with my roller blades in hand I thought to myself “now look here Bella, taking your roller blades for an outing is unusual. If you want to fit in with the crowd, divert straight to the Breakfast Club & order avocado on toast ..”
However, the park was looking so lovely & I felt my blades needed some fresh air & some TLC so I said no-to-avo.
My companion for the day:
Hello friends, take a seat.
If you have come across my blog, you may be slightly overwhelmed by the abundance of drawing of naked people. This can’t be a bad thing, but I guess I should let you know that there are other activities that excite me almost as much as nudies.