Come Draw With Me, National Museum, Cardiff

Another amazing Come Draw With Me! This time we wanted to show visually that the Coast Lines project will be archived throught the Peoples Collection for Wales so we woke early and made our way via Arriva train to Cardiff.

Once in Cardiff we made our way to Wally's Delicatessen where we received a very warm welcome, delicious food and excellent coffee.

Once refreshed, we made our way to the magestic National Museum of Wales. Here, we had chance to sketch the enterance before being met by Beth McIntyre, the Museum's Senior Curator of Drawings and Prints. She led us to the Drawings and Prints room where we were shown a selection of the Museums collection of sketchbooks.

They were incredible. So inspirational. We felt honoured to be able to hold them, become absorbed in the work and draw from them. What an amazing experience.

Our time with Beth McIntyre flew by. Before we knew it, we were in the exhibtion surrounded by works of Art, some of which were by the artists whose sketchbooks we had just seen. Needless to say everyone was in their element, and I think the drawings refect this.

Following the Museum we had a very quick bite to eat in Bill's restaurant in Cardiff. Unfortunately due to lack of time we didnt get a chance to sketch thequirky displays, but the staff and the food were fantastic, we will certainly be back!

On to the train home, and what a squash and a squeeze! I counted 21 people all squshed into the inbetween-carriages. It was scary. Only one thing for it...draw! The layout reminded me of Moore's drawings of air raid shelters!

Once past Swansea and the train was quiet enough to finally sit. A few final sketches before arriving at Goodwick Station. Warn out, full of ideas, and very happy.