I spent almost 30 years including training, teaching geography to different extents and I drew diagrams, in fact I drew 1000s if not several more 0s in my years in the classroom from single lessons where I drew on a chalkboard and then to have space would rub out said image and start some more afresh to overhead projector transparencies thatI could reuse, to worksheets to ….you get the idea. Now most of those diagrams had one feature that set them aside from what I do now as an artist – their aim was to inform, teach, help understanding (apparently this means they may have been illustrations, but don’t ask me I don’t get all these terms) and to make their use clear they were labelled or annotated – I added written points to accompany the picture to make particular points.
Today an especially clear day for seeing the coast to the north and north east of our flat so after using binoculars and Google maps to workout some points I drew a sketch for my view out of the window pad. I showed the land I could see and labelled it and then posted it online and tagged some geographer and local friends.
So I did what I am used to do and labelled the places I could glimpse the ?s towards the eastern end are because I wasn’t sure if some buildings are in Milford on Sea. But the good news is that it just confirmed how special a view we have got.<div class='sharedaddy sd-block sd-like jetpack-likes-widget-wrapper jetpack-likes-widget-unloaded' id='like-post-wrapper-123416164-4627-6044c3f7cf08f' data-src='https://widgets.wp.com/likes/#blog_id=123416164&post_id=4627&origin=andyknillart.com&obj_id=123416164-4627-6044c3f7cf08f' data-name='like-post-frame-123416164-4627-6044c3f7cf08f'><h3 class="sd-title">Like this:</h3><div class='likes-widget-placeholder post-likes-widget-placeholder' style='height: 55px;'><span class='button'><span>Like</span></span> <span class="loading">Loading...</span></div><span class='sd-text-color'></span><a class='sd-link-color'></a></div>