31 Aug 2016

Walk to Work Wednesdays

In August, New Plymouth organised a promotion to get people to walk, cycle or take the bus to work during this winter month. You could apply for a card from several cafes, and, each of the five Wednesdays, get a coffee for a dollar. Since I bike to work pretty much every day, I signed up and figured I'd just carry on cycling... but then, I hurt my back. It took a few days just to stand up so I wasn't doing anything for quite a while. The irony is that during this campaign to get people out of their cars, I've haven't driven to work more all year.
I'm on the mend now as long as I take it easy. I caught the last two Wednesdays and came away with this sketch of the inside of a cafe called Joe's Garage.

27 Aug 2016


Tropical leaves at Pukekura Park


Outside Len Lye building, New Plymouth


Nice day to sketch the view down Queen Street , New Plymouth  to the sea,   with the clock tower in the foreground and on past the Len Lye Centre   MLB

20 Aug 2016

Vintage Industries

Steve's Vintage Industries/ Lighting an internet based business now opening in New Plymouth.

4 Aug 2016

Rainy mornings in New Plymouth

More wet weather this week. This drawing was started last month. On a busy corner in New Plymouth, there's a cafe that looks out into the intersection. Since it's winter, it's still dark before work and the wet roads have lots of reflected light. I get a drink and sketch for about 15 minutes at a time. Now that it's August, I've noticed that I've filled up half a coffee card.