Friday, June 22

SPIKE AND VIOLET, March, Cambridgeshire. UK


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My hair is long and every time I decide to have it cut and the receptionist at the salon I am calling says 'Sorry, nothing today but I can fit you in next....' I tell them I'll check my diary and call back...which of course I don't, until the next time I decide I really need a hair cut, when the whole scenario starts over, this has been going on for two years!


Finally, I managed to get an appointment and keep it but I had an hour to kill before my stylist was free so I sat outside Panini's Cafe in March town with a long, hot, latte and sketched the front of 'Spike and Violet' hair salon. Once I finished my coffee I went across and sat inside the salon on the comfy sofa where I sketched one of the chairs before Lucy called me over to tackle my locks.


16 comments:

Serena said...

Great sketches, Anita! No picture of your new 'do'? ;)

Joannie said...

How did you get such a leathery look on the hairdressers chair?? Look forward to seeing the new you.
Joannie

juj said...

Love the way you handled the reflections in the window of the salon. And I second Joannie - how DID you get that texture on the chair? Amazing.

As for the hair story - I had to giggle as you are telling my story exactly. I think I manage one real haircut a year if I'm lucky, with several attacks on my bangs with the kitchen scissors in between. Good thing long hair can be tucked up so no one notices...

phthaloblu said...

These are great sketches. I need to get my hair trimmed. It's long, too, but I have yet to find the courage to cut it short. So, I just get my bangs trimmed. These are just wonderful.

Teri C said...

Such neat sketches and so everyday art! Fun!

Sandy said...

Amazing warmth and depth in this chair, really stunning!

Joan said...

I'm glad to see someone else has scheduling problems like me. Great job on the reflections in the window of the shop, and a very nice job on the styling chair. I'm glad you put your waiting time to good use.

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

I'm loving the colours in these two - they are both excellent. The colours go so well with the name of the shop too. Brilliant Anita.

Anita said...

Thanx Serena. My mop really doesn't look much different, just alot healthier now all those dead ends have gone!

Anita said...

Lots of watery washes in various blues and purples Joannie. ;)

Anita said...

Thankyou so much Judy.
Oh the kitchen scissors in the late hours of the night...Where would we be without them eh? LOL!

Anita said...

Thanx Sherie. keep it long, much easier! ;(

Anita said...

Thanx Teri!

Anita said...

Thankyou Sandy!

Anita said...

Thanx Joan. My idea of scheduling is waking up and deciding I'll do THIS today, sadly the world is not always in agreement!

Anita said...

Thankyou Andrea.