Saturday 5 November 2016

A Cold Day of Sketching

Well, today has been a funny sort of day, bright, cold, windy and sad.

A friend of mine decided to take their own life in the very hours of Friday morning, to the complete shock of all in the town.

So it was good to take some pleasure in the day, and get out for some time around the lakes looking for winter ducks to photograph. Of course, the shovellers had gone, and no pochard or goosander had arrived on the two lakes.

So instead, I took up position and began to sketch quickly in my odd, and out of proportion style. I really wanted to get a better sense of water than I did on my first sketch.

I hope I did.


All text and images copyright CreamCrackeredNature 05.11.16


  1. Sorry to hear about your friend Si. Suicide always leaves friends and relations felling as though they should have done more. But I am a great believer in the right to die and if, for some reason, your friend felt this was the right time - then who are we to disagree. I am sure there is much sadness though.

  2. Sorry about your friend, that's very sad.

  3. THank you, we are all just shocked, although reasons are perhaps becoming apparent