Until I noticed the very slight camber of the floor and the small drain grating a few feet behind me. I peered down through it and, low and behold, there was my pencil, bobbing in the water several inches down, well beyond finger reach.
I phoned up the local art shop. They sold Inktense pencils. They even sold them individually, not just in sets. But guess which colour just happened to be out of stock? Yep.
I've been out and about a lot, with other work commitments up to now, but the next 2 weeks I'll be at Orchard Square every day, so it'll feel good to be able to really concentrate on the project and not be dashing all over the place instead. I'm there from around 9.00 - 5.30, so do drop by.
There are also still a few places left on the Urban Sketching for Beginners workshop this coming Saturday morning at 10.30, so drop me an email if you want to come along. Or, if you can't make this time round, but are interested in other workshops or events, sign up to my mailing list, so you're kept updated on what's happening.