Today’s Official Prompt over on Doodlewash for #WorldWatercolorMonth for Friday is ‘Friday Night Memories’. And that got me thinking. And that got me remembering. And that made me remember a bus that I painted when I was in primary school for what was known then as the Eisteddford. The real Eisteddford is a Welsh music, song and arts competition; but the name has been used for other arts-associated competitions throughout the world. The competition I entered back in those sepia days before black and white was invented, was a cross-school competition where we all entered paintings.

I painted a fabulous red and white double-decker bus. I remember it well. I had a thing for buses. And I remember my painting of the bus hanging there, on the wall, in the competition, in one of the runner-up positions. Obviously, that meant I hadn’t won, but I was little. My painting was on the wall with other winning paintings. So I had, in my mind, won. I remember that feeling very well.

The bus I’ve painted today is a different one from that Eisteddford entry all those millennia ago. This one’s a single-decker for starters. It’s also a lot older than the bus I painted back then, so that makes this new painting one of a really old bus indeed. I tried to make it look old, but presented as new. It was fun to do. I may still revisit the double-decker I did, but for now that will have to wait for another time.


  1. Absolutely Fabulous Tom! AbFab indeed!
    (my reader has only just shown me that you posted this …. hours ago! But it’s now caught up with itself and it’s now telling me there are 35 new posts which I’ve missed. How kind of it. I’ll be there until Sunday catching up!)
    Have a great weekend. ~ Cobs. x

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      1. Hi VK! 🙂

        I’m sleeping weird hours and enjoying the peace as everyone else is asleep – I need a wash and brush-up when I get up though with the warm days!!! 🙂 ❤

        God Bless!


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