Firstly I’d like to thank everyone who messaged me about the #oneofmanypostcard initiative. I have now packaged up and posted out all 9. It was a very fair selection – names on scrunched up paper were picked randomly out of a bowl and I’ve had a few lovely messages on Instagram from people who have received their cards. I just wish I had created a few more, I wasn’t sure how much interest I’d get so was quite overwhelmed by the response.
Making a Change
Last week I decided to try something different with my painting and was struggling a bit with where to start. I thought I’d try starting in a different place rather than trying to visualise the finished painting. Instead of applying white gesso to the paper I started out with a coating of black acrylic paint. Not the most radical of changes, but it is amazing how odd it is to break with your usual routine. It throws you off guard and definitely makes you think a lot more.
Talking to people this week it seems the January Blues have really kicked in. The news reports showing overworked NHS staff are heart breaking, especially when you still have nutters claiming COVID is a hoax. The flooding that seems to have hit big chunks of the country at a time when people are really struggling, just makes things so much worse.
But there are also some big positives we need to remind ourselves about. A new administration in the US and finally a woman in office. Infection rates here in the UK dropping – even if the death toll isn’t. And, finally, a very personal one, life has slowed down giving us the opportunity to really appreciate what we have. So as a sign off from me some snaps of the stunning sunrises I’ve taken recently.