I was in Birmingham all day yesterday and never got round to drawing. But it was a very arty day. First the Käthe Kolwitz exhibition at the Ikon gallery, which was excellent. Then the Barber Institute of Fine Art, which has a remarkably good small collection. A portrait by Vlamink was a highlight for me, but they even have a Breughel and a Boticelli which just seemed to be showing off.