|prelude to creativity|
My sketchbook had begun. Actually not true sketching, but marks that are meaningful to me. I have never done anything like this before; never tried to sketch without thinking, as quickly as I would write. Always been fearful of what to include and where to start, and afraid of looking silly whilst doing it, and stupid when the results were not as they should be.
And NEVER, EVER do I draw people! But my confidence grew - and this became a daily activity, and I cannot now imagine being without it. Of course, this is all mixed up with my travel-work notes, so I what I actually drew cannot be used in its present form.
|sketching near the top of a mountain|
(height seems to have affected ink)
And now I am sitting writing this on a magnificent campsite near Augsburg, Bavaria. We have been looked after superbly at Lech Camping. The owner speaks perfect English which has been helpful for me as I do not speak German. Facilities are excellent: today I washed and dried clothes (instructions in English), showered - cubicles put the English equivalent to shame, attended to other chores, watched a red squirrel, collected seeds from a sycamore, walked to the local supermarket, have eaten breakfast and lunch also. And just to be sitting in the open air catching up on what I have been waiting to post for over a week is all the more special. I should have been on a motorhome factory visit!
P.S. WiFi is struggling to cope with long posts, so I won't add the rest of the sketches. I think that if you double-click on any image you will see it at a larger size and will be able to read the text. Apologies for poor photography - and I don't know if the system will present the blog page as it should.