As a child , I doodled a lot . I had access to a lot of stationary ( my parents are professors and my sister was in middle school back then ) , but I didn’t like anything as much as I liked blank bare walls . Needless to say , that talent was nipped in the bud by my watchful mother .
Last December , I saw these beautiful paintings on the walls of really old buildings in Neuchatel, Switzerland . Unlike my art , these have been painted with permission from the authorities. We went on a walking tour of the place guided by an amazing German lady, who had moved to Switzerland with her husband years ago. She took us through this quaint little street, pointing out the drawings. Sometimes, they’re made for the pleasure of children, sometimes to beautify an otherwise derelict looking building, and sometimes, they’re made in prominently displayed walls of the city and depict Neuchatel, as it was , centuries ago.
Here are some of my favourite drawings.