This is the second time in a row that I have been visiting friends and they offered me a Shelley cup. Shelley is the best in my opinion! BTW this pattern is remarkably similar to my Royal Albert Lady Carlyle but the china is much finer.
But the important aspect of this sketch is not the cup itself. It is the memory that I created.
The memory of the lovely morning tea, and more importantly the memory of a mutual friend that we recently lost. Talking about her is what I will remember in the future when I look at this sketch.
Sometimes when we sketch we are aware that we’re creating an important record of an event, but other times, especially when we are sketching ‘just mundane everyday life’, we have no idea how significant this will be to us in the future. Trivial sketches are often most interesting a few years later as they evoke memories of a period of our life that we have forgotten about.
Hmmm, writing this is making me think that this is another compelling reason for just sketching ‘whatever’ on a regular basis. So let’s keep at it, ok?
Have you sketched something this week that you think will be an important memory down the track?
Have a great weekend everyone!