The sun was shining, the birds were singing and my trusty bike had the tyres pumped up and sketching kit loaded.
As I never stop boasting I have my sketching kit finely honed,
a pencil case full of pens and pencils,
and two spiral bound sketchbooks. (If weight was an issue it could be one.)
Also in my rucksack was a hat with brim,
mobile phone camera
and bottle of water.
An extra luxury this time was a small camping stool, but I didn't need it as there were plenty of spare chairs.
We meet every second Sunday of the month and our base is The Green Backyard in Peterborough a vibrant community garden nestled among towering flats, Victorian cottages and the main line to London.
|The Green Backyard. Peterborough|
Then it was down to work, dispersing into the site to draw.
There are so many things, detail of plants and flowers, the allotments and greenhouses, a caravan that seems to grow out of the ground. And there's the wider environment too, the big picture, which is the task I set myself.
|Mary Kemp. Sketch of the Green Backyard|
This is the link to the Urban Sketchers Peterborough facebook page. Please take a look, and perhaps join us next time.