I haven't been out in a while, what with job hunting and feeling guilty about doing anything other than look for work. But today I ventured out. Its pretty chilly now so I'm glad to have recently bought lots of cosy woollen accessories to keep me warm.
I decided to go and have a wander around Columbia Road flower market, after feeling inspired by my good friend and textile print designer Liz Dunning's recent watercolour workshops.
I can't believe how busy it was, we went quite late, about 1:30pm and I was expecting it to be much quieter. It wasn't very easy to take photos as we could barely get to any of the stalls and if we did, it wasn't long before we were getting pushed along with the crowd.
I did get a few quick snaps, so this evening I am going to get my watercolours and pencil crayons out and just have a play, i really want to get back into enjoying drawing again.
I loved these tiny cute pumpkins, they're so sweet and all different in size and colour. I would have loved to have bought some and made a little halloween pumpkin display.
I was amazed by these pink pineapples, just look at how bright they are. (it wasn't that long ago that I discovered that pineapples grew like this, which came as a bit of a shock) I'm definitely looking forward to painting some of these.
There seemed to be a lot of 'cabbagy' looking flowers at the market today, some described as 'ornamental cabbages' which I thought was quite funny, and these ones above are cabbage roses, not sure which one they smell of though, roses or cabbages.
After Columbia Road we had a walk around shoreditch, had a nice drink in the Owl and Pussycat pub and made our way to the station, not before taking a quick photo outside Albion, which is a cafe, shop and bakery. I love the display they have outside.