[Cathy Gatland in Johannesburg, South Africa] Late post from the Worldwide Sketchcrawl in April - a second visit to Norwood, an old suburb which lends itself to sitting about on the street and in shops and cafés.
The management of The Factory gave us free rein to sketch in the sunny, sheltered-from-the-autumn-breeze courtyard where we started off with hot coffee and cool jazz - and then kindly allowed us access up onto the rooftop where Crafters bar wasn't yet open.
Very windy up there though, so after a sketchy sketch battling my flapping pages I followed the rest of our crawlers down the road to The Lamp Post, an eclectic vintage and furniture shop where my friend Jenny and her staff warmly welcomed us with tea and cake! I sat across the road and drew the front of the shop. With cars stopping and starting in between me and my subject, and a few passers-by stopping to chat it was quite a challenge to get the details of the pavement display - I finished those chairs just before someone came and bought a few of them...
A last stop outside the Tattoo Parlour for two of us sketching stragglers, where some big beasty bikes attracted our attention. After a while one of the tattooists came out for a smoke break and a phone check, so he got sketched too.