WHEN I finished my booklet on Monday
I awarded myself the afternoon off and we walked up into Horbury to try
a cafetière of French roast at the Black Olive
coffee shop, which the deli launched in the adjoining shop at the weekend.
Dropping out of Work Mode
To celebrate getting all my work
done, I had thought about spending a day going off drawing for fun but instead
I launched into job that I’ve been planning for years: turning the tent-sized
end-space above the garage door at the end of my first floor studio
into a cupboard space.
Doing a fairly ambitious DIY project
for the first time in years makes me feel as if I’m taking control of my
own life instead of lurching from one project to another without having
time for everyday activities.
I often draw buildings so I feel
that working away in this little roof space gives me a bit more insight
into how they fit together.
Black Olive deli, Queen Street,
I felt as if I’d had a workout
after knocking out the stud wall and cutting insulation panels to size to
go between the joints. Some lengths were such a tight fit that I had to
push them into place with my feet.