Second hand, Joke’s drawing challenge
This is a wonderful theme, thank you so much Joke.
Anyone who knows anything about me knows I’m all over that one!
Out of all the maps I bought in England, the one I really fell in love with is a 1963 map of Oxford.
It’s been well used. Someone drew on it with coloured crayons, divided four sections and crossed off houses along some streets. Every time I look at these maps I love the scribbles and tears and wrong way pocket folds…they all tell a history. In this case it might have been a salesman or perhaps a survey taker, but who ever had this map in the past, it’s mine now and I decided to paint busy little bluetits on it.
They’re perching on a little split hazel garden fence and quite possibly eyeing the morning milk delivery.
Robert tells me of mornings in his childhood, when the door was opened and little bluetits were fleeing the scene of the crime having pecked thru the tops to have their share of the milk.
So here is my drawing challenge painting: Bluetits over Oxford.
Come visit Joke when you have a chance to see all the links to everyone’s interpretations.