A new perspective

Sketches in ink - 6-13 I am cheating. I am not going to sketch the last few days today. I fly back home to Portugal tomorrow. This is my last night in Brisbane with my parents, my sister and her family. My holiday is almost over. My sister, the artist and art teacher for many... Continue Reading →

Conversation in the car

... some years ago he planted "sap-free" pine trees from Japan, and now makes flat-pack coffins...

Seldom about tomorrow

Sketches in ink - 5 You may have noticed that I seldom talk about tomorrow. That is because - briefly - my vision does not extend that far and every day there is something that happens which I have not anticipated. Clearly, I am not in control. We think of the Mad Hatter's tea party... Continue Reading →

Easy

Sketches in ink - 4 Anyone can blog using WordPress and an iPhone. It is annoying that you have to toggle the keyboard view for punctuation marks, but may well lead to shorter sentences. In my case, this could be a good thing. I have not synchronised what will soon be referred to as my... Continue Reading →

Sexy lychees

Sketches in ink - 3 We had a picnic on a beach in Caloundra today, which involved making our own sandwiches with fresh wholewheat bread and a variety of foodstuffs all neatly packed in plastic containers. It was a cloudy day and at some point we were swimming in warm, pleasant sea in the rain.... Continue Reading →

Eat Street

Sketches in ink – 2 Eat Street is the name of an open-air food market in Brisbane. We went there for early evening dinner. The place was teeming with consumers of this markedly consumer society. Numerous stalls were selling dishes from many different nationalities, and there were a few arts and crafts stalls. It seemed crass,... Continue Reading →

A lethargic start

Sketches in ink – 1 I cannot pretend that the New Year's Eve dinner of linguine with prawns I enjoyed in the company of eleven other people originally from Zimbabwe amid intense heat and humidity at a marina on the outskirts of Brisbane, Australia, where I am currently on holiday, is responsible for the lethargy of... Continue Reading →

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