Tuesday, August 02, 2005

Tom in his blue bow tie

Tom began to worry that he might be underdressed at Jenny's fiftieth birthday dinner at the Swan in Southwold so he went into a shop and asked them the cost of their cheapest bow tie. They had a 'tie-it-yourself' one for £20, but they let him have it for £7 as that was all he had. Tom looked very much his father's son in his 'interesting' combination of t-shirt and bow tie.

A great evening ensued. The private dining room allowed all seventeen of us to really enjoy ourselves without worrying about disturbing other diners. Jenny stood up and gave a wonderful speech about how much each and every one of us meant to her. Octavia showed amazing maturity when she stood up in the room full of adults to give a speech about how much her mother meant to her and to all of us.


Anonymous Laura said...

Lovely story and drawing of your son. I like the blue/orange/yellow palette!

8/02/2005 1:40 PM  
Blogger isay said...

beautiful drawing as always and i like it everytime you come up with a drawing of your loveones and friends. love that glass drawing too.

8/02/2005 5:03 PM  
Blogger Julie Oakley said...

Thank you laura and isay. This one is getting closer to how Tom looks, I'm hoping that with practice I'll get better at capturing the subtle things that make a person look the way they do.

8/02/2005 6:19 PM  
Blogger Lindsay said...

This is well done....the forshortening is great

8/03/2005 2:48 PM  

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