Tuesday, July 20, 2010

"Destiny has taken a hand"

Charcoal sketch of Bogart in Casablanca:
I was inspired to draw this while musing on one of Bogarts lines in this scene "It seems that destiny has taken a hand". This musing was brought about by an incredible stroke of luck, just at a time when I'm wanting to take time away from my regular job to concentrate more on my art and the possibility of getting to a level where I can make some sort of living at it so more materials, the means to make prints, a website and all that stuff is needed. I've been wondering how I can afford this investment when wham! out here there is an annual sweepstake that was drawn last weekend with a top prize of £1500, It had even occured to me that to win that would be a real help, we Falkland Islanders are very keen on the Sweep so there's always a lot of tickets sold but this year I did win the top prize! a lump like that out of the blue is going to be a real help....pure luck of course but just when I needed it most, any other time I would have spent it on a holiday or something or just frittered it away, it's a funny old world.


  1. Tried to post a minute ago and my browser was a bit wonky so I'm reposting just in case it didn't go through.
    Fantastic Ben! Good things come to good people, good Karma.
    Looking forward to seeing your commissioned work.

  2. Congratulations to all these wonderful works!

  3. Thanks for the kind comments, sorry not to have replied sooner but I've been away from here for a while.