Next door’s next door

Some days there’s so much to do that finding time to go out to sketch just doesn’t happen. That is when you start looking for objects which might work as a still life – some fruit perhaps, or flowers, even a teapot all work well on occasion.

Today I happened to glance out of the window – a window I must glance out of how many times a day, every day. Yet today when I looked out, next door’s neighbour’s garden shed, or part of it, suddenly became interesting! It has probably lived there longer than I have lived here, but I don’t remember seeing it before although I must have. Yet there it was, half hidden behind a fence, between some shrubs, waiting to be added to my sketchbook.

5 thoughts on “Next door’s next door

  1. Isn’t it wonderful when the mundane catches our attention and inspires us? I love the colours you used.
    I was hoping to get a watercolour sketchbook to use this coming year. Would it be possible for you to share some?


  2. You have to be careful with Moleskine that it says ‘watercolour sketchbook’ on the label. If it just says ‘sketchbook’ you’ll get shiny paper for drawing on but won’t take watercolour well. Easy to mistake it if you are in a hurry!!


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