Wednesday, 30 October 2013

Mary Hobbs 1934-2013

The Guardian has published an obituary of my mother, who died in the summer. Its "Other Lives" obituaries feature people who may not have been well known, but who have made a difference (which we all do, really).
You can read it here.

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Big Draw month at the Geffrye Museum, London

James Hobbs, Geffrye Museum, Hoxton, London

Newfoundland urban sketcher Joy Hecht was in London the other week, which prompted an afternoon's drawing group that meandered from the Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green to the Geffrye Museum in Hoxton. Fellow cyclist and artist Olha Pryymak and I sat and drew in the gardens of the old almshouses waiting for the rest of the group to gather, at which point we all headed for the cafe.
It's the Big Draw month (until 3 November) in the UK – and 14 other countries. There's a lot of drawing going on around the place currently. This is how it should be, to be honest.