Earlier this week I was nominated by Jenny for the One Lovely Blog Award. I met Jenny in person earlier this year at an Art Fair near Blackpool. Two days later I was nominated for exactly the same award by EllaDee. Many thanks to both of you. A great honour!
Thank the person who honoured you with this award and post their links. Tell readers seven things about yourself and Nominate up to 15 other blogs for this honour.
Seven things about me:
1 I used to be a Physics teacher and now I’m a printmaker. I retired four years ago. I was left brain. Now I’m right brain.
2 Two of my favourite possessions are my Britains village idiot (complete with straw) and the playlist from John Otway’s gig in Sheffield last November. Otway left it at the front of the stage at the end of the gig, so I picked it up and got him to sign it in the bar afterwards.
3 I have an interest in the Great War and I researched the 354 names on the Newton-le-Willows war memorial. My website about the memorial has profiles for about a third of these casualties. This weekend was the ninety eighth anniversary of the start of the First World War. I would like to complete all the profiles before the centenary in two years time but I realise that would involve writing two a week for the next two years. Here is a video I did for a school assembly a few years ago based on Iron Maiden’s track “Passchendaele”.
4 I am planning my speech for my daughter’s nuptials in October. It will include snippets such as the fact that she was called Slartibartfast whilst she was inside her mummy and when she emerged she looked like Fukurokuju, one of the Japanese gods.
5 My music playlist is 95% 60s with just a few 70s and 80s.
6 I’ve started the Drawing part of my course with the OCA. I now carry around a sketchbook with me. Rosie Scribblah has a lot to answer for! People can’t even stand waiting for the bus now!
7 A post I published sometime ago was about reduction screenprinting. Finally, Sam has finished the edit and has loaded it up to youtube. Please have a look!
The blogs I am going to nominate for this award are all people who sketch and then upload their work for public scrutiny.
Rosie Scribblah is the Queen of the Sketchbook. She was once called the “Martini artist” – because she’ll draw any time, any place, anywhere.
I’m looking forward to seeing Nancy Farmer‘s final fairy calendar.
Daub is “learning to draw by doing it daily” and there are always interesting drawings to see.
Kestrelart specialises in birds and seaviews. I like the idea on the blog of looking at the birds, closing your eyes to memorise the scene and then drawing from memory.
I love the Hiking Artist’s work.
Liliane Bohbot is the Casual Sketcher who uses watercolours to produce some wonderful sketches.
Please check out these blogs, and thanks again to Jenny and EllaDee.