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Busy bellringers

Busy Bellringers, 14th November

Busy bellringers

Busy bellringers

Sorry about the lack of cats, and indeed any art at all on this blog lately, the cats have temporarily taken up residence on my other blog: http://nancyfarmer.wordpress.com/ where they are being the inspiration for a series of mezzotint prints.
(Try this search if you cannot find them straight away: http://nancyfarmer.wordpress.com/?s=cat+mezzotint).

In the meantime I thought I really must fit in a quick sketch, so here are the bell ringers on an unusually busy Friday night practice. Bell ringers move constantly, though they repeat the same set of movements so it should be possible to capture them in a sketch, however the tower is seldom so busy that I am allowed to sit out and draw anyone. I ring the bells too, somewhat reluctantly and not very well, and so this was a rare few minutes opportunity.

Of Leerers and Harlots

Of Leerers and Harlots, 5th September

At Mum’s 70th birthday party: Emma said I made her look like a Harlot (which, now I think of it, is a word that should be revived in preference to its paltry synonyms), but she said that was ok as long as she didn’t become a greetings card And she was wearing those things, except I didn’t get the shoes in and somehow accidentally gave an impression of boots. The shoes were red and leopard print 5″ heels: I rest my case. I have to say that I think that Andrew came off worst in this sketch: the speed of sketching somehow meant I failed to properly put in his left eye so he has a right leery look! And of course, it was Emma’s outfit that made me pick her to sketch in the first place. Never trust an artist 😉

Of Leerers and Harlots

Of Leerers and Harlots