A tourist in my own town, I took a different route and came across these vintage playground creatures. They seemed frozen in their innocence. I stopped and took photos.
I was listening to Jake Parker’s videos on You Tube while I was drawing during the week. He talked on the interesting subject of finding our unique voices as artists, how we draw upon our own experiences and put them all together in our own unique way, eventually developing our own style. One of the things he mentioned was to visit a part of your town you wouldn’t normally go to, talk to people you wouldn’t normally talk to, and discover new things.
I was intrigued by this idea, and put it into practice when I paid a visit to the town centre. I don’t go there very often although it is very familiar to me because I grew up in this town; but I decided to walk home by a route I haven’t used in many years. I was glad I did. I saw amazing tree surgery happening, making crazy new shapes in the branches. I saw a beautiful tall woman with her little toddler on a scooter and said a few words to her - I think she may have been Dutch, which was brilliant because I love Dutch people.
It was a highly refreshing and oddly liberating experience - I would highly recommend it!
Thanks for visiting, see you next week!
Welcome to my blog. I am an artist in Fife, Scotland, represented by the Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh.
I also work in design and illustration. Visit my other website under my nom de plume Binky McKee to see what goes on there.
PIC OF THE WEEK
It's often the details - a tiny section cropped out of a photo of our bedroom window, looking very Dickensian Christmassy.