...that's the sort of week I've had.
If I were to replace the little lady/ old man, then I would replace them with replicas of the first two people to fly in Britain. Vincento Lunardi and James Tytler.
I mentioned that I'm preparing a self-illustrated biography of the pair. They are almost laterally inverted (mirror images)... total opposites of each other.
That's the sort of week I've had - extremes.
TYTLER MOMENT:I've had trouble writing very much (the muse is still in hibernation)
LUNARDI MOMENT ... and then I found out that I had been 'long listed' in a memoir competition. I was really pleased because I only found out about the competition, 24 hours before the deadline (last November). It was international with over 10,000 entries, so coming in the top 100 after just cobbling a piece together is rewarding.
TYTLER: I'm trying to get back into 'proper' drawing after a lay-off of a few years. I have taken on an incredible challenge, drawing the 'Moorish Archway - Toledo'.
At the moment, I am doing the drawing - when the pen takes over (the same in writing) from me then I know I'm 'back'.
The Archway is a jumble of rocks, bricks, steps, shadows with hardly a straight line in sight. I generally go for more elegant subjects like this Adams Fireplace
LUNARDI: The final half an hour today ... I suddenly realised that the pen was working independently ... can it rescue a pretty below average start? Let's hope the pen gets airborne tomorrow.