Z is for zigzag #AtoZChallenge

Z’s linked to Peterborough Cathedral: zest; zion, then I asked a number of people what on earth I could do for z and one kind person said “zig zag”, genius.


I knew there would be lots of zig zag designs within the cathedral and was very pleased when my favourite spot for the architecture had so many I didn’t know which way to look. Sitting at the east side of the south transept looking North-west I could get in a bit of the medieval ceiling with it’s Victorian overpainting of zigzags alongside the Norman arch with many zigzags all along the arch and the gothic arches which have less zigzag design on them.

Peterborough, UK, is celebrating 900 years of the current Peterborough Cathedral building which is my 2018 A-Z theme. Rather than give you lots of information which you can get from the website, books or by visiting and having a wonderful guided tour I’ve provided a list of topics and an illustration of one of them.

This is one of hundreds of blogs which have completed the challenge. Take a look at what others have done during the 2018 AtoZ Blogging Challenge.

Huge thanks to those who have popped by during the month and those who have regularly liked and commented each day. It’s been a pleasure to show you a beautiful building, my way. I hope you’ve enjoyed my style of illustration, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed creating quite a few new ones during the month.

For now, I’ll get back to sketching daily life as it ‘s played out in Peterborough, UK and wish you a wonderful year until we blog again (I’ve stopped even thinking I might blog at other times during the year). My original goal was to create a blog and I have and it gets used, for one month of the year at least.


8 thoughts on “Z is for zigzag #AtoZChallenge

    • Thanks Phil, tried to get to your AtoZ but only get the gravatar image. Please add a link if you’ve done Atoz so I can come comment.
      It’s been great having you alongside the whole month thanks for hanging in there.

      • I didn’t get involved this year. I had everything planned out but the gloss went off it for me when they did away with the website. You have inspired me and I am thinking a lot about park benches and drawing.

    • Huge thanks John, it’s been great seeing your face popping up. Hope you’ve survived. Thanks for the lovely comments it keeps me going on the days when it’s a bit too chilly to illustrate. I love doing it but when others like what I create too it makes it an even better experience. I was a day late in finishing zigzag but hopefully got it up before the world left April..

    • I know Jemima, who’d have guessed. What a relief! thanks for staying with me as I struggled to return the favour as regularly (caught up eventually). glad I helped make it a lovely month and who knows what I’ll want to illustrate for next year.
      Ooh, maybe a guinea pig or two on their adventures.. Ahh. I’d better not put that thought into your brain, prefer to illustrate people and architecture.
      We did good and deserve to celebrate another April, another AtoZ done brilliantly.

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