Friday, 15 November 2013

London calling. . .

I decided to keep with the Lowry theme but I'm a London girl so I drew the place I call home. London. That's where I grew up. I love London, I love the hustle and bustle and I love the smell. It's a city smell, car fumes, tarmac, dust and all sorts of  foody smells.  I haven't lived in London for years but every time I stand on Westminster Bridge and look at Big Ben I know I'm home. Every time I see a red telephone box or red London bus it time warps me back to when I was a young(er) girl.

 So now I have a new obsession, everything London, red and totally British and Lowry of course... :)

What Fun and Nonsense have you been up to this week.... :) xxx
Off to See Lottie  and George and Sunday Sketches.. :)

24 comments:

  1. I LOVE your london:)
    you MUST let me know when you coming over ..
    xo sandra

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  2. I haven't visit London yet, but seeing your drawings I want to go there as soon as possible! :) Love your drawings, Catherine :)

    Have a good week end!

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  3. love it, i can remember a bank of phone boxes in the square in Hereford and queuing to use them as a girl...how times have changed! ive been sewing and having a doiley/crochet love affair this week...oh and drawing, lots of drawing! thank you for making me smile as always x

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  4. All we England loving American Girls do so love those phone booths! Awesome drawing! We spent 2 days in London (many years ago) ~ I was terrified and felt totally out of place! We could have used a London Girl such as yourself to show us non city people around! :)))

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  5. Lovely work - London always makes my heart beat faster and long for a trip back home! Valerie

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  6. Loving both of your beautifully drawn and coloured pages Catherine. Enjoy the weekend, Annette x

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  7. I love your latest Lowry paintings you made me smile. I hope you are well my friend Xx

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  8. Magical and so beautiful! I see have lots to catch up with! I am looking forward to reading, looking at all the lovely work you have been doing!

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  9. Oh I just love this ... I adore it!!!
    xx

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  10. oh and a lovely stylish london girl too! Love the illustration :)

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  11. She's lovely! Her expression is superb!Love from Brazil! Have a magical day!

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  12. It's wonderful how you have described London. I could hear the beautiful noise and noticed the city smell. I love this city too and I also love your cute London girl calling from the cute phone booth.

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  13. Ooh me too. I lived in London during my 20s - the perfect time! Every time I go back it feels like 'my city' again. Your girl outside the phone box is us!

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  14. I love your London girl. I have only been to London once but it was wonderful. It would be fun to go back! Your work immediately draws me in and I want to see more and read more. I always feel like there is a book just waiting to be written. Have a great week.

    This week I have been experimenting with oil pastels. I'm having fun but have lots to learn.

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  15. Lovely double page spread with your red telephones boxes and buses. There is something so English about them (and London too, of course). I like your description of the smells of London - you must be glad you didn't live in the 17th Century with all its 'delicious' smells!

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  16. Catherine I love your London art, it's such a great piece! I too associate smells to places, it's our senses that can awaken our memories, they are such a gift we need to cherish each day.
    Thanks for sharing your London corner with us, it's delightful!

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  17. Love these, wonderful London style!

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  18. Love your style and inspiration!

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  19. lovely images of London, I have to get there some day!

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  20. I love your london painting. the man hanging off the bus made me smile! xo

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  21. She is absolutely darling. I love this entire 2-page journal artwork. Love the red bus and tele booth. :)

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  22. She looks stunning! I've never been to Europe, but London is definitely on my list of places to visit when I go. Blessings!

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  23. I live 60 miles south of London. If I can avoid going, I will, lol! But only because I don't like hustle and bustle... I live in a town where a farmer will happily take his chicken in to a pub and nobody will bat an eyelid! That said - we do love the odd day trip. This is where me might go to an art gallery or museum, or maybe a show! It's what we get used to I suppose... Anyway - I LOVE your drawings with those typical London scenes! Lovely!! Can't wait to see more :0)

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  24. I'm a quiet life in the country sort of person and never liked London but the way you described it made it sound wonderful-i felt that way about new York when we went there so I can totally understand how you would love that about your home City. I love these Lowry-esque illustrations.

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