Books of drawings about homes, maps, sheds and a week in a cabin in Norway.
Stationary stores are wonderful, especially in places away from home.
With thanks to Ben Burtt and Ralph McQuarrie the Star Wars movies were a joy to watch.
The original figures are beautifully made, the proportions and texture as they should be.
These are some of the paints that I use at my desk or when I am travelling.
I use them until there is nothing left, so that some last for years.
I draw to music all the time.
Here are four of many that I enjoy from time to time.
Songs and melodies are good companions to making work.
“No one noticed what was going on. No one suspected that a drama was being played out in the waiting room of the small railway station where only six depressed looking passengers were waiting, amid the smell of coffee, beer, and lemonade.” (Maigret and the hundred gibbets)
Within the green covers, on the yellow freckled pages and held together by the almost broken spines, the Parisian detective stories are told.
When I was younger all I use to do was play cricket. Practise took place on Monday night and matches Saturday and Sunday. It is a game of nuances, routines, patterns and traditions. I never tire of it. The cricket bat is central to the game, often made of willow. The bats used to be prepared with linseed oil, repaired with fibre glass tape and the surface sanded. There was an art to it. At the end of the season the blade of wood visually held the runs and edges of the previous months.