Life modelling – class format

Life drawing classes can either be taught classes (perhaps at an art school, or by an artist) or groups of artists who just want to come together to practise their drawing. Note: there's also one-on-one modelling for a single artist, although this is less common, and should be approached with caution for personal safety. Usually … Continue reading Life modelling – class format

A year in people #62 – the guy who ghosted me

Short story. Quite happy being single. But. Met a guy, got on well, swapped details. He messaged daily. Seemed genuinely interested in me and my life. Went on a couple of dates. Seemed to be going OK. Messaging changed. Didn't stop completely, but you know when you can just tell? "I reckon I'm getting ghosted" … Continue reading A year in people #62 – the guy who ghosted me

A year in people #50 – Katie the cryer

This year on March 9th I tweeted "Laid in my van listening to a couple breaking up next door. Can't now move as I don't think they realise I am here", and several follow ons as an hour or so passed. I was having a little lay down in my van at a campsite in … Continue reading A year in people #50 – Katie the cryer

A year in people #48 – Dad

I think about people who have sacrificed their passion or dreams to get a 'safe' job because they now have a child. I get it, I get having security is important. But what about passion? I was lucky enough that all my life I knew what my Dad did for a living was his passion … Continue reading A year in people #48 – Dad

A year in people #44 – D, the guy who never was

D and I enjoyed a wonderful friendship for a few years. Mild flirting, deep conversations, and a mutual understanding of the quite obvious attraction that was there on both sides. But he had a girlfriend, so that's as far as it went. He'd talk about how the relationship wasn't quite working but didn't make any … Continue reading A year in people #44 – D, the guy who never was

Jonny Marine: Part 5

Continued from Part Four... We ditched the deep talk with the pie leftovers and kept to safe topics like Brexit and what our friends were up to now for the rest of the journey. That night was the first one sleeping in my van. Now, I've slept in there with many of my friends and … Continue reading Jonny Marine: Part 5

Jonny Marine: Part 4

Continued from Part Three… Out of the blue, I got a message from someone in January 2018 asking if they'd just seen me driving around Lincolnshire. Given I was halfway up a mountain in New Zealand at the time, the answer was most definitely no. I didn't recognise the number or the picture and wondered who … Continue reading Jonny Marine: Part 4

A year in people #35 – 38 year old me

Happy birthday you. You're 38 today. Do you feel 38? Yesterday you felt about 88. It's because you've just spent a week eating mildly unhealthy food and drinking booze and then tried to run in the hills for 3 hours. At this age, you know what the effects of diet, alcohol and sleep do to you.  … Continue reading A year in people #35 – 38 year old me

A year in people #29 – Karl

Yesterday I was hanging out at home, just chilling and had a pang of, well I'm not sure what you'd call it. Not quite homesickness, not quite nostalgia, not quite a pining, I just thought "Awwww, I wish I could just pop and see [my friend] Karl for a cup o tea". Karl used to … Continue reading A year in people #29 – Karl