The Mighty Pen

bikes sketch pen and ink
Bike park at Stafford Station sketched while passing through

The last few days have been spent mostly on trains and buses and taxis – no bicycles other than the above. I have only caught a passing glimpse of the awful events that have happened in Paris, but am heartened by the response of seeing so many drawings and cartoons appear online with ‘Je Suis Charlie’.

Drawing has become so much part of my life that I would now feel quite lost without pen and paper and I think the best tribute we can make to the lives lost is to pick up our pens, so much mightier than any sword or gun for that matter, and write, draw and give thanks for their lives lived to the full.

So a couple of drawn days in my life – collecting my son on his return form Hong Kong – our first Christmas without him – shhh… he missed a good one!

pen and ink sketch, stoke station
 Doors to the Pumpkin of Perception, Stoke Station
pen and ink watercolour wash london bus at euston station
Shiny red London 253 bus to Hackney Central via the Nags Head
pen and ink sketch Hollyood cafe Holloway Road
Bathurst Mansions and Hollywood cafe on the Holloway Road, London N7

All this sketching needs fuel – found at the pre-sketched Golden Croissant on the Holloway Road!

pen and ink sketch of the Eaglet pub on Seven Sisters Road, Holloway
The Eaglet on Seven Sisters Road
Sketch of Heathrow Express train at Paddington
Arrival!

May the souls of the French artists rest in peace and thanks for reading.

5 thoughts on “The Mighty Pen”

    1. Hi Sandy, delighted with your kind comments, thank you! I will get round to participating in the award though it may be a few more months. Trying to concentrate on my diploma work at the moment. Thanks for the follow 🙂

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