I think Museums are fantastic places to find a little pool of calm, looking at objects from across centuries helps me find a sense of proportion.
I tend to wander until I find something that captures my imagination... and then if I can absorb myself in looking, I might draw... and that will be it. I really like it if I can find something I have never really looked at before, and sometimes I want to look at something familiar that I like.
This time it was marble figures made 2,500 years ago. Stunning forms carved out marble.
With a beautiful lion, paws crossed in relaxed mode.
Hewn from great chunks of rock , these monumental statues were offered to Apollo as gifts at the sanctuary of Apollo in Didyma, South West Asia Minor in the 6th Century BC.
And then just as I was leaving I walked past a wonderful frieze of birds... chickens and cockerels.
I had to draw almost as I walked past... thinking... this is where I will return to next visit.