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Big Day Out

18/01/2014

Yesterday I did a rather random thing – I sat in the Metro pop-up tent and drew people who wanted to be drawn. Not all of them – I wasn’t as fast as I thought I might be.

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Perhaps it was more of an exercise for me rather than them – a getting my eye in exercise. I also opted to take their photos rather than drawing them from life, because I thought I wouldn’t feel quite so cringey and self-conscious.

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IMG_1172My payment for my hard labour was a chance to see Arcade Fire, but I was almost too worn out to last the distance. But I did, thanks to my little lunch boxes of roasted almonds and left-over pizza. And I’m glad I did – they were wonderful, and I was particularly taken by Régine Chassagne, the curly haired, silver frocked multi instrumentalist. She did great fancy dancing and marimba playing, and even shook ribbons around as she danced.

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  1. 18/01/2014 3:47 pm

    Fantastic – 60 sketches in a day – that must be a record! Glad you lasted for your reward – Arcade Fire are very cool.

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