At the opening, next to my piece!
More encounters between Jaggers and the people in the street, people he is representing in court, I believe. But not sure– he’s really rude to them, asking if they’ve paid Wemmick yet, threatening to drop their cases if they say a single word and shoving them off. Really!
Maybe these are people who are truly guilty of some crime (of owing money, behind on their debt, stealing, etc) and Jaggers knows he can treat them poorly, like scum.
Jaggers leads Pip back to his office and they are met with the clerk and a man named Mike, dressed in velveteen and a fur cap.
I’m having Christmas in February! I had ordered some supplies from Blicks online (some Neocolor II crayons and Le Pen fine point markers) and they arrived yesterday afternoon! Not only that, but I got a tip that a local discount store had bunches of acrylic paint on sale for 99¢! I bought 20 tubes! Bonus! So it was a good day for art supplies and me. I tried out my new Le Pen markers on this sketch of Pip newly arrived in London.
Pumblechook chases Pip down to shake his hand “one more time”. Once home, Pip starts packing wildly, throwing in things he knows he shouldn’t pack just yet. On Friday he goes to Pumblechook’s to put on his new clothes. He’s disappointed by them at first, having built them up in his head over the past week to be something grander than they actually are. Pumblechook is not there and Pip guesses he will not see him again before he leaves for London the next day. (Saturday – can’t wait!)
He goes to Miss Havisham’s to pay her one last visit. (He’s still dressed in his nice, new duds.) Sarah Pocket greets him at the gate and is astonished by his new look. Surely, he leaves for London on the next few pages!!!
Did another abstract, playing with my Golden Fluid Acrylics. I love how the colors mix together and swirl around each other. See ya in London!
Day 84 Page 93 of Great Expectations
Pip teaches Joe everything he learns from Biddy, Mr Wopsle and Mr Wopsle’s great-aunt. Not because he is truly concerned about Joe’s education, but because he is ashamed of Joe’s commonness. He doesn’t want Joe to appear ignorant in the eyes of Estella and Miss Havisham. So Pip schools Joe down at the battery in the marshes by the river. (Not sure why he doesn’t do it at home. It could be because Mrs Joe would not like Joe becoming smarter than herself!) It’s nice here, though, on the river in the marshes. Pip sees Estella and Miss H in everything beautiful that he looks upon here… the green lush marshes, blue calm river and the sails on the water. Peaceful, beautiful and quiet. He wonders, aloud, if he should pay a visit to Miss H and Estella.
Below also is a little something I did recently for my father’s birthday. It’s a collage containing some old Sears Roebuck catalog paper, ransom-like letters cut out of magazines and an old pickup truck that I painted in black acrylic and colored in Photoshop. I love that front tire!