Wish You Were Here

broadside-1-captionedThe heat, am I right folks?

As sweltering as it’s been, the week has been less than productive. I’ve barely been able to function, never mind sit in front of a computer and make stuff – and it looks to be continuing for a little while yet. At least it means time in the garden, the whiff of nearby barbecues, and ice lollies a-plenty!

After much desperate fumbling, look what came out. What a surprise! It’s like they’re instinctive; I never tire of them! The foremost windpump is based on an old reference from Ludham, and I believe has since been demolished. I wish it were still here. I improvised the rest to try and give a quintessentially Norfolk picture-postcard image – in composition, at least. Of course, where else would one rather be in this weather? I did attempt to add colour and gradients and goodness knows what else, but felt it stronger without the adjustments.

The postcard concept came to me after a hugely important item on the local news, highlighting how few of them are sent these days. As if the windmill weren’t a natural subject before that: like most five-year olds, I indulged in deltiology and put together – and filled – an album of windmill postcards which I could marvel at, draw from, or both. I called it a ‘Walbum’, and no day out was complete without a new one to add to the collection. I wonder if my parents still have it…

Oh, and just for luck: here’s a piece several months old, somehow overlooked back when I was playing with brisk settings (something I really ought to get back into, as it was a heap of fun). It’s rather stormy – might we get a rumble of thunder soon? Fingers crossed.

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13 comments
  1. Bill Fufkin said:

    I beg your pardon…I was anticipating a portrait of Judith Chalmers ! A nice and pleasant picture, both evocative. B

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    • Jacob said:

      Haha! Thanks, Bill. For once, not a popular culture reference on this side of the house! What a classic, though. Perhaps I ought to try now, just for the laughs.

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  2. Rebecca said:

    Both lovely, but the blue one really does it for me! Stay cool, fresher weather on its way this weekend according to the BBC… 😉

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    • Jacob said:

      Oh, I am glad to hear that! Thanks, Rebecca – sometimes quick does the trick!

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    • Jacob said:

      Oh, yeah – if only I’d thought of that earlier in the week! Cheers, JP.

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  3. Jacob, a postcard revival and reviving an old reference photo ~ everything old is new again, and this has a cool vibe/moodiness to it that seems so Old World as done without the color. I like it very, very much. Cheers, and try to stay cool. Ice lollies, the best.

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    • Jacob said:

      Thanks so much, Cynthia. I hadn’t really thought about the relevance of reviving the oldie – how neat! Glad you enjoyed it. Thankfully, temperatures are far more tolerable than they were!

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  4. Bags of atmosphere Jacob, lovely, perfect spot to laze about and eat ice lollies 😊

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    • Jacob said:

      Thanks so much, Phil! Yes! Sounds Fa.. oh, I’ve already done that 😉

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