Road Trip

Kay Greenlees writes (Creating Sketchbooks for Embroiderers and Textile Artists, Batsford 2005)  that sketching

“becomes a unique way of exploring and storing information, including whatever arouses curiosity and interest.”

Driving back from Newcastle I decided to try some sketching from the passenger seat of the car. Over a series of three pages I captured some of the vehicles, scenery and text, that I saw passing along the road.

Page 1, road sketches, 10 February 2014.

Page 1, road sketches, 10 February 2014.

As I drew I included observations about atmospheric and other environmental conditions …

Page 2, road sketches, 10 February 2014.

Page 2, road sketches, 10 February 2014.

… not to mention signs and other writing that caught my interest.

Page 3, road sketches, 10 February 2014.

Page 3, road sketches, 10 February 2014.

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