Sunday, April 22, 2007
Today was just the beginning of what I call May Madness in our town. Throughout May it seems that everyone dresses up in medieval costume and relives the past - this culminates in some wonderful street feasts, very much enjoyed by the meat eaters. Do you detect a slight resentment? I don't eat beef.
Today crossbowmen from as far away as Florence, marched into town for their annual tournament. I decided it was a great sketching opportunity. I took a very cheap sketchbook - I think I had a premonition. It was a great sketching opportunity but it was the quick and the dead. I was the dead - nobody would stay still and I had half the town peering over my shoulder.
The flag throwers were here in force as usual. They really earn their keep through the summer months.
I liked the style of this young girl who had an arrow tucked into her boot.
On the positive side. I did sketch in public. On the negative side. I've really gone off children. They won't stay still for two seconds!