Sunday, 24 November 2013

Bishop John

Two things that I noticed at the Carnet de Voyage book fair were drawing people and annotating the pages.  Even old dogs can learn new tricks, or at least practise them.

I am also getting pretty cheeky about drawing surreptitiously. Not that anyone really usually notices, it just seems irreverent sometimes.  That's another thing I heard from several of the exhibitors at the Carnet de Voyage - often in remote places people are very curious and tremendously complimented to be drawn.  Unlike photography which usually feels very intrusive, sketching seems to well received and open doors.  Exactly what I would hope for when travelling, or for that matter, anywhere.

John Chapman is Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa.

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