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My 2018 challenge part 5

Slice of baguette

Remnant of today’s dinner. A crust slice of bread. Oops put the wrong date on this one.

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My glasses

Fortunately I have more than one pair.

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Lemon

Thought I should do this today as it is Shrove Tuesday. In the UK many people celebrate by eating pancakes usually with sugar and lemon.

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Feather

One of my many feathers I have at home.

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Slippers

Needed these this winter it has seemed a particularly cold winter.

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MP3 Speaker

A very simple design.

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Barney the Cat

Round at our friends with their beautiful cat called Barney. Gladly he sat reasonably still for nearly the three minutes, just two poses.

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My 2018 challenge part 4

4th February

Another from the beach. Shells are not that common along our stretch of coastline so i often pick up those that I find. I hope that I have identified this correctly as a Peppery Furrow.4-2

5th February

Down in Southwold thinking about paintings of the sea and gathering some reference, time also for a quick sketch. I love theses days where the northerly winds kick up our sea.5-2

6th February

3 minutes to capture one of my sketching pencils.

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7th February

Yes my hand holding my sketchbook, I am left handed.

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8th February

I have been lino cutting this week all to be revealed soon and today is first proof so the inks are out. Quite a big print so the press is being used instead of hand burnishing.

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9th February

Always interesting is the elliptical shape of the top  and bottom of a bowl, even over the small difference in height it is important to observe and capture the difference between the two.9-2

10th February

Sweet Violets found in the shelter of a bush in my garden, surely a sign that spring is on the way. It is obvious the days are increasing in length but as yet it has remained cold and particularly damp. 10-2

My 2018 challenge part 3

28th January

Sitting in the Jolly Sailors, Pakefield and it is warm enough for brave people to be sitting outside eating chips.28-1

29th January

Another sketch that includes some part of the evening meal. The good thing is in 3 mins this lemon can be used.

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30th January

A well worn Whelk shell from the beach. This one has the wonderful internal spiral that has been exposed by the tumbling in the sea.

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31st January

So here it is the long awaited Super blue moon, with the clouds closing in I just managed to complete the quick sketch before it vanished.

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1st February

I noticed these Snow drops (Fair maids of February) growing in the churchyard at Henstead church. Not quite the carpet that will follow after the next few weeks  but just a beautiful strip along the edge where it must catch the sun.

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2nd February

Again something collected from the tide line. Cuttlefish only appear on the beach after it has been a little rougher than normal where they are stranded with the seaweed.

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3rd February

Waiting for The Tannahill Weavers to hit the stage at The Cut at Halesworth, sitting on the stage  Roy Gullane’s guitar.

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My 2018 challenge part 2

My 3 minute sketches part 2

22nd Jan: Such a simple object but full of geometric form, simple and part of our everyday lives but also well designed.

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23rd January: I think the man in the supermarket thought me a little strange asking for that Sardine until I told him it was just for sketching. Then he knew it was strange.

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24th January: Part of my shopping for the week at some point I think a curry is on the menu. Such a simple shape but so easily to recognise.

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25th January: Today I have been lino carving so my tools were out and on the bench, hopefully this make it to print early next week.

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26th January: I have been unwell with my asthma hence so many indoor sketches, even this one is through my back door. This is just the sence that spring is around the corner.

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27th January: My dog’s tennis ball, loved the furry shadow thrown by the strong light source.

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My 2018 challenge

3 minute sketches

My first days sketch says it all, a sketchbook (although it will be several by the end), a pencil and an egg timer.

This year all my sketches will be governed by the egg timer, all done in 3 minutes!

I have and will post daily on twitter, facebook and instagram but will post these up on the website in blocks (hopefully every week). So here are the first 21.

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