Yep, I didn’t post last night because I just didn’t get around to blogging but I had drawn and posts on social media – see my Instagram account @andy.knill daily.
So yesterday we had woken and seen a large RFA ship on the coast towards a Christchurch but it wasn’t showing on my ship app, then I noticed a pilot boat as coming out of Poole Harbour and discovered that Rainbow Warrior (III) Greenpeace’s ship was departing. I knew it had visited Poole recently as a friend had seen it while out kayaking in the harbour. We awaited and watched it including sailing using one of its triangular masts before leaving for the shop.
So day 6’s prompt was ‘spirit’ and as we have just had our local environmental festival with Planet Purbeck it seemed apt to join the two organisations in a picture about the spirit of environmentalism.
Today’s prompt I didn’t get around to until this afternoon after an active and busy day, ‘fan’ and I went for a simple example.
Tomorrow I will add today’s piece to the growing display in the shop.
So that’s Inktober dealt with.
Yesterday at the shop I had a mother and daughter come and draw for their second visit. There have now been 50 art for fun participants since September 1 which I am very encouraged by and more discussion with other possible visitors to come. In the afternoon I sold four separate prints, which I realise for some artists might be expected, for me, a very happy day and it was nice that four different designs as were chosen linked to visitors memories of different aspects of Purbeck.
Today, we saw Medallia, the yacht (IMOCA 60) that Pip Hare is preparing to take part in her second Vendee Globe in 2024, sailing past Swanage heading south on a training run, we also saw it return early this evening. like watching Rainbow Warrior yesterday, the opportunity to watch the variety of vessels passing is one of our great pleasures in living here.
We took time to visit a friend who also stocks and sells my art and had lunch out. Then this afternoon I had the energy so take my sit on top single kayak out in the bay.
As the three photos above show I collected more resource material for my drawings of familiar parts of the bay but seen from water level / kayak. These will feature on the hand drawn wooden box currently in progress with the pier already drawn recently.
After the kayaking, about 90 minutes of the joy of being out on the water. We have watched ‘Made in Dagenham’ which Anne is appearing in the chorus of in a musical production locally in 2022. We are winding down listening to a variety of Katherine Tickell tracks – we were lucky enough to hear her perform at the Purbeck Valley Folk festival back in August.
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