My father turned 79 at the weekend. I drew this for his birthday card, taking inspiration from a photo I snapped in the Bishop of Ely’s garden at the recent Open Gardens event. Pen & coloured pencil on cardstock.

We stayed with my parents for three days in honour of the occasion, and as well as keeping up with my daily garden drawings, I managed to fill a page of my Canson journal. I still have a couple of notes to scribble in it, and I’m editing slightly for reasons of privacy, but I share it here anyway. Pen, watercolour & coloured pencil.

Thursday (that’s today), 8.15am, and I have the nicest section of the coffee shop all to myself. Just a line drawing this time, and the thoughts going through my head as I sip my caffè mocha.