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Saturday, May 17, 2014

Daily Life, Floating Guitar, Jez Eden

Friday, and today it's Dev's turn for a clinic appointment.  It's a longish one and one that I can't be with him as I usually am.  It's a hot sunny day and I decide to find somewhere pleasant outside to park rather than sit in a cramped, sunless waiting room.  He'll phone me when he's ready.


I drove about half a mile from the hospital and parked in the large empty car-park of a country pub in Plough Lane, in the shade of a high hedge.  Window down, birds singing and butterflies flitting around the hedgerow plants, very quiet and peaceful.

I didn't feel like tackling the scenery, so I sketched my bunch of keys.


Finished the keys.  So I turned the car and parked by the hedge again in the direction of the lane.  What met my eye across the road was a large guitar apparently balanced precariously on a car.  It took me a moment to do a double take and see the post holding the wooden guitar shape, presumably advertising lessons.  How could you not sketch that when it's in front of you.

14 comments:

  1. Love your colorful house key! The keys made an intesting sketch and so did the unusual floating guitar. I'm glad you didn't have to wait in the clinic.

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    1. Thanks Melisa and Elaine, much better than sitting in the clinic on such a lovely day.

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  2. Love the story and the drawings both. I feel tempted to draw my keys now!

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  3. Love the idea of a colorful house key! I'm always trying to figure out which one it is. I would also just HAVE to sketch that floating guitar. You made a pleasant afternoon of what could have been a long sit in the waiting room. Good idea! :) I like how you pointed out where something went "very badly wrong" with the drawing, lol!

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    1. I bought one of the coloured keys initially for Dev who could never find the right key - main entry door, our front door, daughter's front door, mailbox key, and then another key for the car-locking arm that goes on the driving wheel which must be underneath the car key in the sketch. Then I got one too, very useful, better than painting one yourself.

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  4. Drawing story well done Jez. Liked the balanced guitar. Wow taking a chance. Never seen that to go on an outing.


    Carol Ann

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  5. You happened upon a great subject with the floating guitar Jez....love both of your sketches.

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  6. Jez I forgot to mention. Your colored keys are so awesome. Aseptically good wow.

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  7. Love that floating guitar and your colored keys are wonderful. Great sketching.

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  8. Great sketch of the car keys, but I love the one with the guitar. How funny with the positioning that it looks like it is on the car. Glad you used your time well.

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  9. Jez, I love both sketches and your fun commentary on both (on paper and on our blog). And your description of the hot breezy day. I can almost feel it!

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  10. Thanks everyone, I love your comments.

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  11. We can all relate to those well drawn keys! And the guitar sign is such fun. I'm glad you captured it and you did it well.

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  12. Jez I love those keys.....and yes you couldn't miss the guitar!! Wonderful work....I love it... I have often done that myself while waiting on my kids!

    Hugs Giggles

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