I can see this church from my living room window and started this drawing last Sunday. I’d no sooner begun that I was wondering what I’d got myself into. I kept drawing until things started to look a bit more wonky and then left it for a while.
It seemed like such a daunting drawing that I kept avoiding going back to finish it but at the same time I felt like I wanted to ‘draw a line under it’ before moving on to the next one, like it was hanging over me a bit.
So today I got back to it, finished off the brick and stonework (mostly) and decided that I wouldn’t draw any more of the building. As far as I know, there’s no rule that says I have to draw the entire church or nothing at all. It’s going to stay incomplete but with a bit of colour and that’s OK. Now I feel like I can turn the page and move on. Phew!
I started a (past its use by date) reel of black and white 35mm film almost a year ago and finally got around to finishing it and getting it developed a few weeks ago.
Ilford 35mm Black and White Film, 400 ISO.
Today I spent some time looking back at some of the photos I took during 2013. I thought that I’d not really used my camera all that much last year but I was surprised to find that I’d taken photographs during every month.
Looking back over all these pictures took a long time but it reminded me of things I’d forgotten and brought back back some fond memories. I thought I’d share one or two images from each month to sum up some of 2013.
At home and near St Paul’s Cathedral.
In and around Covent Garden.
The enormous Lego tree in St Pancras Station.
Sort of cheating as I took this photo in July but it’s Santa advertising cigarettes (I think). What could be more Christmassy than that?!
I haven’t forgotten Christmas 2012.