Before last Tuesday’s news…

Intermittently Regular #365 Sketch Project Update 162-166

Yes, I’ve been pretty shaken up over the last week. Who hasn’t. The drawings here were all made before last Tuesday’s news.

This week I’ve been putting all my energy into redecorating our kitchen, so I haven’t managed drawing yet.

Hopefully soon though.

Be kind. Be useful.

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162/365 Pedestrians in Clifton scribbled in pocketbook. V-ball. 30/09/16 Notebook: Artemis
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163/365 I dug the hamsters grave then I drew the hamsters grave. RIP Pearl. (This is my first for Inktober) 02/10/16 V-ball 5 mins Notebook: Myrtle
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164/365 Clifton Window (agin) V-ball Notebook:Myrtle
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165/365 Lotte the Fluff Dog in full office effect. To be honest she didn’t sit still all ****ing day. V-ball Draw whilst downloading various bits of data. Notebook: Myrtle
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166/365 Ivy on tree trunk. 10 mins. Straight to V-ball Notebook: Myrtle

Intermittently Regular #365 Sketch Project Update 158-161

158/365 Clifton Windows. Slightly inaccurate. 4 x 5 mins. V-ball Notebook: Myrtle

 

159/365 Ivy, tree and hedgerow. Evergreen Riding Centre. Tickenham. V-ball. 20 mins. Notebook: Myrtle.
160/365 Chimney Stacks, Clifton, Bristol, 20/09/16 V-ball, Notebook: Myrtle

 

161/365 Plants pots and ivy. V-ball Notebook:Myrtle

 

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Gwithian Sands, 2016.

aka: INTERMITTENTLY REGULAR #365 SKETCH PROJECT UPDATE 153-157

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153/365 13.08.16 Godrevy Light House from Gwithian Sands. V-ball. Notebook: Myrtle
154/365 13.08.16 Lifeguard point, Gwithian Sands. V-ball Notebook: Myrtle
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Lifeguard point, Gwithian Sands.
V-ball
Notebook: Myrtle
155/365 Seagulls, other sea birds and one hunting dog. Gwithian Sands 16.08.16 V-ball Notebook: Myrtle
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Seagulls, other sea birds and one hunting dog.
Gwithian Sands
16.08.16
V-ball
Notebook: Myrtle
156/365 St. Ives from Gwithian Sands, on the afternoon of the 8th August 2016. Pilot V-ball and Berol Colour Fine. Notebook: Myrtle.
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St. Ives from Gwithian Sands, on the afternoon of the 8th August 2016.
Pilot V-ball and Berol Colour Fine.
Notebook: Myrtle.
157/365 Sand dyne, Gwithian Sands. 17/08/16
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Sand dune, Gwithian Sands.
17/08/16

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Giving the voices a name

I was extremely honoured to have my drawings mentioned in this Susannah Breslin piece on self negotiation and naming one’s inner critics:

“There’s Hypochron, whose superpower is overreacting to everything and also catastrophizing. Let’s not forget Lay-Ze-Bonez, which is quick to pronounce any lag in productivity a testament to one’s laziness. And, finally, we’ve got I’m Thirsty. I’m Thirsty is a head-only it-thing that lives at the bottom of a glass that is barely filled with water. It’s always thirsty. Despite the water. I hope you enjoyed meeting my new friends! It’s actually been sort of interesting and effective to think of the voices in this way. It makes them easier to be rational in relationship to. Let’s face it, these guys suck. As Ury writes: ‘Self-judgment may be the greatest barrier to self-understanding.’ “

The Dinner Party, Susannah Breslin

INTERMITTENTLY REGULAR #365 SKETCH PROJECT UPDATE 141-144 & 147-150

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141/365 #Currentlyreading dog-eared 1970’s copy of The Man In The High Castle. Pencil and Uni-ball. 10 mins Notebook: Myrtle
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142/365 Another go at the hamster cage. Bit more structurally sound this time. Pencil and uni-ball. 15mins Notebook: Myrtle
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143/365 Farm house on a bright spring day. Don’t even need a coat. Straight to uni-ball. 10 mins Notebook: Myrtle
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144/365 Looking across to the tops of the buildings at the University of Bristol. Drawn over several days. Pencil and Uniball Micro. Notebook: Myrtle
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l148/365 Flowers of unknown species. I dunno they’re blue and on a bush, any ideas? Drawn whilst waiting for morning lift. Uniball micro. 5 mins. Notebook: Myrtle
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149/365 Some dude. Looks a bit sad but I think he might be playing Pokemon Go. Vball. 10 mins. Notebook: Myrtle.
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150/365 Posh Windows on Clifton. 20 mins. Uniball Micro. Notebook: Myrtle

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We’ve had a rocky week here in the UK, ICYMI (unlikely).

There’s a lot of anger and resentment on all sides, and it becomes difficult to pull yourself away from the news stream because of the speed with which things are developing.

But we are where we are.

In a recent Guardian panel Paul Mason was asked to give one reason why he thought the Leave vote had won, he said this (I’ve typed it down as best I could from the audio):—

“Many people in this room.//who voted, like me, to remain will be going through a kind of existential crisis of the self, in the sense that the institution we have based our lives around is the EU. It’s the source of our law, it’s the source of our democracy, in as far as there is any, but also it underpins our opinions of social justice. Many of our life chances have gone, some of our young people feel as though their life chances are over, and our sense of self, of who we are, as europeans has been completely challenged by this.

Well.

That’s how it feels to be working class.

If in twenty years time your kids are offered the chance to ‘get one back’ against the people who did this to them, in one single vote, that’s what they’ll do.”

I’m hoping one thing that can come from this is that we learn to understand and listen to ourselves better as a country.

This is the first time I’ve managed to draw anything since last Thursday.

Windows in a public building.

Vball.

10 mins

Notebook: Myrtle.