Today I am showing you light bulbs in bottles. Whilst there are various projects going on, the mock up of The Princess and the Troll story among them, none of those are particularly finished or presentable. I do, however, seem to have produced these sketches of things found around the shed. I think it’s probably time I left the shed.
Becca Drake: teaching kids useful things every day.
I have been living in Prague for nearly half a year now. These are some of my favourite views.
No. 1. Charles Bridge.
No.2. The bats flying over Narodni Divadlo at night.
No.3. The view of the Vltava River from the top of Letna.
No.4. Prasky Hrad.
I hope you like them!
Here’s a little more of what I’ve been getting up to (and a teeny tiny bit of doodling).
I have been adventuring in Prague. It is Autumn and everything is beautiful. This scribble doesn’t show the colours, but I left my inks in Hankelow!
See what the artist gets up to in actual life!
Hello! It’s been a while, I know. My apologies.
I have moved to Prague to teach English and for a few months I was so busy setting up here that I forgot to doodle at all! I looked at my sketchbook the other day and my heart fell at all the empty pages. But then my teaching folder fell on the floor…
… and I realised I have been doodling just as much.
All of these were drawn in haste on the metro on the way to lessons, or in the middle of lessons. There are no dragons (yet) but I have a few favourites.
This is Bird. He strongly resembles one of my parents’ budgies. (Although he doesn’t look like Tony – I will show you Tony soon.) The kids think he’s cute.
This monster was part of a game to get the kids to practice animal parts. It has the ears of a rabbit, the head of a lion, the neck of a giraffes, belly of a crocodile, legs of an octopus (the funniest word in the English language, apparently), and the feet of a duck. I wouldn’t want to meet it in the street.
I drew the four seasons. Winter survived best, as the kids like to stand on top of the pictures and pretend they are in that season. Five minutes on the metro well spent, and the old lady sitting next to me either really liked it or was telling me I was a silly disorganised person – I don’t know; nevim Czesky!
This is my favourite. I was teaching the kids animals, but there was no hedgehog card. This is my very hasty scribble of a hedgehog, which one kid decided should be called “hob hok”. Apparently that suits it better!
So, there you go – my absence explained! I hope these scribbles amuse you.