Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Happy New Year! And...

Don’t worry, I’m not going to give you a breakdown of the last 12 months. For me, 2011 was all about 2012 anyway. And I’m not going to be making any resolutions either (beyond the usual desire to increase brain activity whilst decreasing stomach usage). I just hope you all have a good time ahead, and can keep positive. Don’t let the tabloids get you down.

To set my blog going again, I wanted to post something about a twelve-year-old sketchbook blogger called William Sedgwick. Only, to do that I had to wait till he’d turned thirteen. His age is relevant because William recently suffered the indignity of having his long-standing blog and g-mail account summarily deleted by Google because he was ‘underage’. By two months. That’s DELETED, not frozen or suspended. And how was this young hoodlum found out? He was honest about his age whilst trying to upload a film to You Tube. Clearly the action of a dangerous subversive.

Anyway, now that Will’s matured overnight to be a responsible member of the blogosphere, I’m happy to say he has founded a new blog: Drawing Lizards. Please take a look – he has a fine and confident line, and a fearless eye. But after being slapped by Google, even Will could do with a boost. And he deserves more followers too, having lost the following he’d carefully built up. Will’s an old friend (is that okay, Google?) and I’ve seen many of his sketchbooks, indeed, been there when he drew in some of them. You won’t be disappointed by his blog, I promise.


  1. Have a wonderful 2012, Thomas - which is pretty likely I'd say!

  2. So he never got his old blog back? He just had to start from scratch? That's too bad! I'll go visit and follow.

  3. Thanks Thomas. I'll try and keep up the drawing as much as possible.
    Nice to see all our holiday sketchbooks. Happy New Year!

  4. Thanks, Simon. I hope you have a good year too. Keep me posted...

    Karen, he did have to start from scratch. Pretty shabby treatment, I'd say! Happy New Year:)

  5. Hi, Will! You sneaked in there...

    Happy New Year. It's a great photo, isn't it?

  6. Happy New Year, Thomas - and Will - 2012 is going to be good!

  7. Thanks, Rachel. I hope 2012 is good to you too.


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