I’d love to be a reasonably competent sketcher / painter but have never displayed much artistic flair! I shared my mild regret about that with a lovely tutor on a “Pen and Wash Day” course: “Oh, just play”, the lady said, “don’t worry about it. Just play, like a child, and over time enjoy watching some development.” Well, that rang a bell – a sort of “permission granted” to keep on enjoying art shops, and canvas and paper, and little sketchbooks and tiny pads for miniatures – and just have a play every once in a while. Recently I’ve been inspired by sketchbookblue in sunny Australia. So here’s my online sketchpad, a place to keep at least some record of my playtimes – and maybe to watch a bit of progress of sorts over time. It will quickly become apparent that I love Brittany, boats and lighthouses – perhaps their ubiquity hereunder will encourage me to try some new subjects!