[By Cathy Gatland, Johannesburg, South Africa] Our sketchers group went to the historic Braamfontein Cemetery on our last Saturday outing. Close to the city, it's a place I've driven past hundreds of times, vaguely wondering what was behind the dilapidated fences. Doing some research, I was astounded by the number of significant events and people in Johannesburg that are commemorated here.
We, and especially me - I seem to be a magnet for them - had been plagued by mosquitoes the whole morning and at this final stop in a remote and neglected part of the cemetery (not sure what section it was) I found the mother-lode. Trying to draw as fast as possible while squirming and swatting at mozzies made for some loose linework!