Sketchy on the Detail

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Y2D279 and daft

Driving across the south parts of Australia you past many sheet and cattle properties. The steers are generally quiet features in the landscape but the sheep can be rather distracting with their antics such as playing chasey around a tree or the ewe who has grown wings as she is now feeding twins. They are rather daft, but funny clouds with legs.

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Y2D271 and road trip

Today I drove over to Adelaide via Mt Gambier and the ocean route. The weather was mostly terrible but it did afford some amazing views along the Coorong. Plus there was a brief respite at Meningie where I saw this egret enjoying a stroll through the reeds in the late afternoon sun, while I stretched my legs from all that driving.

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Y2D269 and new baby

I picked up my new baby today, that I christened by driving up to Hamilton. Of course I was paranoid the whole time about another driver scratching the car and was extra-cautious when parking, though I do now get to sit and draw in comfort while I wait.

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Y2D244 and country driving

We’re on the move, up to Hamilton for a few days, so I drove the little car through the very pretty Victorian countryside. That means I can’t take any photos so have to rely on my somewhat dubious memory for what I saw. But we did see cattle…and trees, though maybe not precisely with giant black outlines.

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Y2D237 and footy run

Sunday is sports day and we went to see my nephews play in their respective AFL matches. It was a good excuse to be in the fresh air, eat pies and catch up with family. It is also an hour and a half away, so plenty of driving through rural Victoria and watching the countryside go past.

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Y2D229 and test drives

The pater and I spent Saturday morning in Geelong car shopping (for me). It’s very exhausting and they are all much of a muchness. How do you choose? How about which one draws best?

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Y2D48 and tough guys

They always have the coolest muscle(s and) cars….I suppose it is easier to get out of Dodge that way.

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Day 253 and undercover

Parking. So that means cars, not my strong point. But at least a change from bus passengers when taking the commute home. Perspective is up the spout but you get the idea.

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Day 174 and vintage rides

So trying this dark-into-light malarkey, thanks to many inspirational posts by Scribblah. A bit of pinterest and some very messy fingers later, here is a much-loved car in Conté. Have decided work in black is preferrable to sepia, it looks like a photo negative, but I’ve not yet tried any colours. Which reminds me, I have a whole box of Conté pastels to play with….

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Day 109 and chilly

Just some quick notes, whilst waiting in the evening cold for the bus to take me home from my favourite second-hand bookstore in Greenwich. Passers-by were not playing ball and walking slowly enough for me to get them down on paper, so I had to switch to parked cars. In between shivering.

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