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Face book and sugary sweets

three cooks

I’m not a big fan of face book. I’m not a big fan of sugary sweets either, but I indulge in both. The human condition, we cut ourselves some slack. A little in moderation.

It can be hard to put down the phone or laptop sometimes, take out the pen instead and sketch.

‘There’s nothing around to sketch!’

Yeah, right.

What about the scatter of children’s toys on the floor? Fight the urge to pick them up, it’s harder to take the time to really see them and get it down on paper.

Why bother?

Maybe it has something to do with seeing, experiencing, not taking things for granted. A richer experience of life anyone?

You don’t need to travel to the ends of the world to get that. I find a blank piece of paper and a nicely weighted fountain pen are all you need.

Snug like a gun, I’ll do my digging with that. (Apologies to Seamus Heaney fans – I couldn’t resist)

I write this mainly to remind myself to sketch  and to remind you of these.

They haven’t gone away you know.

Happy sketching Thursday.

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