Bike ride view 


On my evening bike ride tonight I visited this beauty.

This is Newstead Abbey, Nottingham UK.

A stunning building especially when lit by the late afternoon sun.

Former home of the poet Lord Byron, is now visited by many people every year. It is a popular venue for weddings and has even hosted music concerts. 

Let’s sketch….


I used to love drawing but have never been any good. So at the spring chicken age of 40 I have decided to give it a go again.

I spotted a book in my local Works store on how to draw Manga.

For those who don’t know what Manga is, it’s a form of Japanese comic and cartoons. 

I used to watch a fair bit of it in my younger years so thought it would be great fun to draw and hopefully help me create some characters for my blogs.

So here is my first drawing…..

I don’t own any great colouring pens or pencils so I decided to take a picture of my drawing with my phone and use an app called sketch to fill my picture with colour.

Now I’m colour blind so please forgive me if my colour choice is a little weird.

Here is my finished drawing….

I’m really happy with it and the app brought another dimension to the process.

Now on to the next…….