Horniman museum where I retreated from the hordes of excited small children to the relative peace of the balcony with old-fashioned cases of fossils and corals. I've drawn them before at the Beaney and Natural History Museum, while fascinated by their intricate diversity I always seem to forget how devilishly difficult they are to draw! Although I brought a whole array of drawing materials with me , I end up using just a 0.1 unipen and a small amount of pencil.
These are best I think, leaving space and only adding a suggestion of detail
Yesterday we were at the Design Museum in Holland Park ( which I haven't been to since it was the Commonwealth Institute) That whole area around South Kensington, Kensington, Earls Court, I knew very well when I was at university at Imperial College in the early 1980's but of course its changed a great deal in that time .
On this visit the children were older ,quieter, and very well informed, telling their parents and grandparents all about 3D printing ( which was the gallery I ended up in )
We had lunch outside in a secluded seating area ( improvised in some cases ) and as we were more spread out than we usually are sketchbooks needed 'offering up' to the camera for blog photos.
On my way from Earls Court Station to Holland Park I'd noticed what looked like an interesting exhibition ' Shift' at the 'Mosaic Rooms' so a few of us went there afterwards on the way back to the tube.
Dana Awartani was stunning , contrasting with the earthier handmade textures in sand clay and cloth of Zahrah Al-Ghamdi . Both however reference the loss of old skills , cultural identity and material heritage.
After Margaret, Janet and myself had collected our artworks from the cabinets of the READY/ MADE exhibition at City Lit ( my submission was 'Mussel Interior' ) we rewarded ourselves with coffee and cake at LSE on Aldwych , a sweet bargain at £3.65. And we couldn't resist making artistic arrangements and taking photos.