I’ve never experienced anything quite like it. Many people, amazingly made up walking on a route through town. It happens each year in Peterborough to raise funds for charity. I think those taking part have a pretty wacky time too. Since I’d been sketching for a while from benches I asked if they minded me trying to sketch them as they passed a bench or two that I was going to sit on. I had no idea what I was letting myself in for.
I’d already done four sketches of another event before this one started on a normal Saturday afternoon. Some of us found our spot early. I must have sat for about an hour or more.. It’s not like there’s not enough benches in Peterborough and at one point I worried that I was on the wrong side of the street.. as you do when the zombie walk’s in town.
What I didn’t expect was that I’d become a target of interest or that I’d know so many who took part. I’ve never been good with people dressed up as I have such a vivid imagination. It was pretty hard sketching while being rather frightened at the same time so I didn’t manage to make as many sketches as I’d hoped. While sketching one of these I had people behind me taking pictures of what I was doing as well as some of the Zombies stopping and taking pictures of me sketching them.. One of the most bizarre experiences of my life.
That’s it for AtoZ’s from me for 2015. Many thanks to all who’ve popped by, to the organisers for yet another wonderful AtoZ experience and to all those who came up with posts for me and others to enjoy along the way and last but not least to my friends and family who coped with me happily hiding away for another month, did I miss anything… Each AtoZ is a bit different for those participating, I’ll now do a little pondering on what I got out of this years ready for my AtoZ reflections post..
My AtoZ Blogging Challenge was all about sketches I’ve done this past year and some benches I’ve met along the way. Most but not all of the sketches were done from benches during my walk to work and around town where I shop.
If you’ve enjoyed reading this post why not see what others have done too during 2015 AtoZ Blogging Challenge.
As I do each year, I’ll try to blog more for the rest of the year but for now I’ll zzzzzzzz
J here, stopping by from the #atozchallenge – where I am part of Arlee’s A to Z Ambassador Team.
Welcome to “Z-day”! (Time to watch the iZombie television series?)
Hope to see you at the after party. I’m looking forward to when the Reflections Linky List opens on Monday May 4th.
Ha! That looks like a site to see!
Thanks J. I’d better write my Reflections post while I’m still in blogging mode.
I’ve enjoyed your theme — seeing your sketches and reading about your experiences as you’re doing them. The concept would make a great book. I need to pop back and visit the posts I missed.
Have a wonderful time zzzzzzzzzzzing
The View from the Top of the Ladder
Take 25 to Hollister
Questions around exhibiting have increased as I’ve done more and more, I’m often asked if I’ve sketched childrens books, that’s something I need to explore and do. And people have started suggesting these should be in a book. The notes on the experience of each sketch brings something more to the sketch. People are now suggesting other places they’d like to see my sketches of. I listen and see how much I get excited by the idea. In the meantime I’ve got my own list of benches I want to sketch from and that will keep me going for quite a while.
Love those zombie sketches! Well done on finishing the A to Z Challenge. I will be back again to see more of your lovely artwork.
Thanks. These two bring back such scary yet hilarious memories.
Hi Lynne, lovely to read a different take on the zombie theme that seems prominent nowadays. Enjoyed the sketches and I’m not surprised you became a focal point of the zombie gig. Good to know there are others with some life experience around here. Visiting from A – Z Challenge. (Linda)
Glad you enjoyed my sketches. Life experience? I have a bit..
Well done for making it to the end of the challenge, Lynne. I’ve enjoyed seeing your sketches. These must’ve been some fun ones to sketch, though I bet it made you feel self-conscious having lots of people watching you sketch them. 🙂
Cait @ Click’s Clan
Thanks. The more you do something that you’re self conscious about the less self conscious you get. When I did these I hadn’t done many in public and yes it was odd. Looking back it made it a bit easier as while they were watching me they were stood for a second. It was easier to capture a complete image on one sketch than you’ll see on my sketches on J where people were walking past much quicker.
You illustrations remind me of those in The Moffats by Eleanor Estes. I think being surrounded by zoombies, even fake ones, would have been a bit scary.
Hey Lynne! I am just blitzing through for the A-to-Z Road Trip. I really enjoyed reading your posts for the challenge. They were inspirational and informational! I loved the sketches and all of those benches!
I did the challenge over at Promptly Written. This blog, The Rattling Bones, is my new one. I am now following you and look forward to your posts.
See you next April! ~Lori~