No official ' Drawing Tuesday' yesterday while Margaret is in France but after a morning sorting out house stuff ( and delivery of yet more boxes ) I headed off to the V&A in the afternoon to the ceramics gallery to draw the oil lamps that caught my eye on previous visit . Sketched for just an hour then rewarded myself with coffee and brownie ( alas no custard tarts left...) in the Members Room. It was good to draw again after a bit of a break but I missed the company.
Perched on my stool I found material for future sessions just in that one case - the complex patterns of the pierced incense burners on the shelf below, and the subtle variations in bowls on the shelf above. Also overheard a conversation between 2 elderly gents looking at ancient Chinese pottery to work out whether they'd been diddled in their recent auction purchases!!
South Kensington was incredibly busy being half term but it's good to know that museums are still so popular. This newly installed sculpture was a contrast in every way to what I was looking at but was being enjoyed in the autumn sun ( for a seat if nothing else).