Friday, 3 December 2010

Business As Usual-ish...

Well, this weekend was supposed to be a BIG weekend in Sheffield, but the thick snow is doing its best to scupper things.

Tomorrow, Sat 4th, is the 3rd Sheffield Sketchcrawl. Luckily, once I don my walking boots and gaiters, it only takes half an hour to walk into town, where most things are open as usual, so I will still be turning up at Starbucks as planned and will do the morning at least, with anyone else who can get in.

The orchestra & chorus are unlikely to be in the cathedral (what a shame), but we can poke our noses in and see if it's warm enough to draw anyway, if people are up for it. There will be opportunities to draw the musicians again in Spring, so all is not lost.

Sunday I'm supposed to be doing my storytelling in Waterstones in Orchard Square, at 12.00. I don't know yet if this is going ahead, but will put an announcement on my website as soon as I know, so check there. This is me at the last Waterstones event in the summer:

Please, please come if it's happening and you can get there. It'll be very embarrassing if I'm left standing all on my own; just me, a big flipchart and a pile of books... And, after all, where else can you pick up personalised Christmas pressies for only £5.99?

Today has been cancelled though. Well, not the actual day per se (thank goodness), just the event I was supposed to be attending. I was looking forward to the annual Illustration Conference at Hallam University, just a bus ride away, for once.

Last year was very interesting, and this year's theme was the working drawings that lie behind different kinds of illustration work - just up my street (rats).

I'm told it will still happen, but in the New Year, by which time they hope the snow will have moved on to bother someone else!


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Lisa Thompson said...

Hope the Sheffield Sketch-crawl went as planned despite the weather, such a great opportunity to practice drawing the snow!! And a good excuse to hangout a little longer at Starbucks :)