Hello my lovelies. I hope you are all safe and sound. This life is beginning to feel like the movie Groundhog Day. I think the trick is to build some kind of realistic routine that you can live with once our lockdown period ends. Something that resembles the kind of life we had before the lockdown but by eliminating the things we learn we no longer need; we can produce a fresh start. It’s worth a try.
I am trying to work out how to work my daily messing around art challenge into play every day this month. So, I sat down this afternoon and stared at my little Pink Pig sketchbook. Sarah and I bought a rather big batch of them some years ago and we’re still working our way through them.
I find a blank page rather daunting. So, I reached for a Mollie Makes magazine and ripped a page out and ripped that page into smaller segments and glued them down on the blank page. Then I added some Derwent Inktense water colour pencil around the paper to add a wee bit of shading and so on. This page is really simple and I may come back and add something else to it but for now this is what I’ve got. I’ve got a little inspiration for tomorrow’s page. My friend Joanna suggested I do an art journal. So that’s where the Pink Pig sketchbook comes in. I’m going to use only what I have at home as it’s a bit more difficult to get out and about to find little bits and pieces. As I sit here, I can remember bits that I have stuffed in a drawer across the room which be good to use in this art journal. Now I’m feeling a bit more enthusiastic about doing this messing around challenge. Who knows what inspiration I may produce for future quilt making projects by doing this? Sometimes you have to step away from what you love to push you forward.
So, I guess that’s my report for today. I hope you all have a super cosy evening doing something you truly love doing. Will you be going outside at 8pm to clap in support of the NHS? I may stand shoulder to should 2 metres apart from my neighbours and clap in solidarity. We’re all in this together. And if we do what’s asked of us, we will all save a life and be real heroes. Until next time,
Let’s all keep on stitching and messing around with art supplies,