art-illustration-design Life Sketching

The HØVEL Pencil Plane

There is something satisfying about an object that is heavy and solid.

This is a Høvel Pencil Plane for sharpening pencils, in case, you hadn’t guessed. Ben bought it for me for Xmas. It is, to be honest, quite tricky to use. My electric pencil sharpener is much easier! (Yes – I do have one. Are you surprised?)

However this solid chunk of brass is simply delightful to hold and use, and that’s good enough for me.

art-illustration-design Journal Life Sketching

Studio Study

Eager to start my new journal, and to fill it with new ideas – I did a few experiments with different pens, drawing the same subject.

Studio Study - Pitt

Studio study - in sepia & black

art-illustration-design Journal Sketching

Another quick sketch . . .


art-illustration-design Journal Life Sketching

A quick sketch . . .

A quick sketch . . .IMG_1524

Humour Humor Language Life Music Sketching Thoughts

The Crown, Wes Montgomery, and grammar in food talk . . .





‘I never practice my guitar – – from time to time I just open the case and throw some meat in.’

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