Friday, 24 June 2011

Dedication, that's what you need!

(Do you remember this song from the TV show Record Breakers? If you're child of the 80s, comme moi, I will be seriously disappointed if you don't.)

Anyway, back to business. I couldn't not put this on the blog. After I featured his blog, Brushes with Strangers and sketches on here the other day, Mike dedicated his next sketch to me (and also said some nice things with it).

Needless to say I am very touched and I really do like this woman and the way that he has used back as the background, it makes the red of the Central Line carriage hand rail and her white hair stand out so boldly. It also captures the dark of the underground. I love how Mike makes gentle assumptions about his subjects too as he ventured a guess that this woman was American. Rightly or wrongly we all do this; make assumptions about people based purely on appearance or behaviour.

I'm not sure if it's because of the dedication or just the sketch itself, but I am strangely drawn to this woman and would love to have a "hard copy" of the sketch framed on the wall of my Shepherd's Bush flat. (P.S. That wasn't a hint Mike - I will email you, and I may then even tell you my real name. Maybe.)

Thank you ever so much Mike.

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