Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Suffolk 3

One of my favourite day trips was to Ipswich Tranport Museum.

Is run entirely by volunteers and is full of all sorts of vehicles - everything from a tram, to old buses and coaches, fire engines and even a relatively modern police car. The volunteers staffing the museum are fantastic - so enthusiastic and brimming with knowledge, is really infectious.

Would love to be an artist in residence at this type of place, drawing the exhibits and running workshops with visitors.

You can sit in loads of the exhibits - the children that were there loved that.

They also had a great collection of old enamel signs. Am a sucker for these - I love their colours and typography.

Definitely worth a visit!

Sunday, 18 September 2011

Suffolk 2

One of my favourite spots was Orford. It reminded me a lot of Dale in Pembrokeshire, with lots of small sailing dinghies, a couple of pubs and a lovely expanse of water.

Is the sort of place where there isn't much going on, apart from the sailing, boat trips to the Orton Ness Nature Reserve and groups of children excitedly catching crabs off the quay. But I could easily idle away a couple of days there, just looking out at the the wide horizon.

Thursday, 15 September 2011


We spent a week in Suffolk in a cottage. We had never been to that part of the country before - silly really, given it isn't far from Brighton. The weather was pretty kind and we had a fun time exploring the Suffolk coast.

Here are a few pages from my journal of the trip.

I didn't manage to do any drawings with my newly purchased dip pen and inks, which was a shame., but we always seemed to be on the move. Would like to go back to some spots and just draw next time.

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Went to London....

... for a few days at the end of my holidays. Was heavy showers and sun all weekend, so managed to see this amazing rainbow while we were on our way to Wahaca  (where we had a great meal!). Scans of the holiday drawings to follow...