The view from Sandal Castle and the remaining wall of the Presence Chamber, sometimes
referred to as the Lodging Chamber, drawn yesterday morning when I was interviewed
for a film about the history of the castle. It’s been fascinating to read up on it
again in preparation for the interview, particularly the Wars of the Roses period,
in which the castle played a part.
Files on a shelf in Dewsbury Hospital. I’ve been twice this week; once with my mum
and once for my audiology assessment.
Below: Coffee table at Barbara’s mum’s.
IT’S GREAT to have the opportunity of a whole day off. Well not quite a whole day
off as we took advantage of the calm, sunny morning to check out a walk from my next
book at Boroughbridge but we made a point of not launching into odd jobs when we
It’s seems strange now to spend 40 minutes drawing for the fun of it. This is my
desk top, drawn as I listened to an interview with Terry Gilliam, who described himself
as still imagining that inside the body of an old man he’s a 25 year old. Yes, I
know that feeling.
The vicissitudes of a creative life (of which he’s had plenty) don’t kill you, he
says; they just make you very tired.
The week hasn’t been entirely without drawing opportunities but most of my work has
been maps or checking out walks for my book.
Perhaps I’ll be able to take a day off next Sunday. Hope so.