Well Friday 13th made little difference to my mood or health today, but it was today so why not include it.
I have done two building based sketches today from my window.I have lots of photo based pieces I want to have a go at but it was important just to sit and draw what I could see and for a change to look away from the bay.
First topic – the complex roof of a nearby block of flats where a sailing friend lives. First attempt got muddled so a reset and drew in foreground on the page and pleased with second go.
Later I drew a view up the road but didn’t want to try and draw all the parked vehicles of which our road has many.
Again pleased with what I achieved with this because depth and perspective again tricky.
I have also spoken / well messaged online with Instagram with a local self taught artist over in Bournemouth and shared small business ideas. Then this evening had a conversation with someone using art for mindfulness but questioning whether their art may sell and encouraging them – this networking and sharing of ideas is one of the wonders of the internet as geographical boundaries can be ignored.
Chatted online with different friends re how we are here, tried on newly ordered comfy dad cargo shorts, drunk loads of fluids, had an afternoon sleep which was clearly needed….
It has been a good day, yes I would like to not have a tickly cough and I want my chest to not become congested but I am easily far too healthy to need hospital treatment my covid experience so far and that is a blessing.
Chatting with my niece in New Zealand who presented with UK statistics can’t understand why aren’t we in their level 4 or higher lockdowns scenario. I can only say to get that our government have managed it differently.
Downloaded some really good photos of yachts / ships / boats taken yesterday with the camera. Identified even more topics for future pieces and also materials I have in the hometown draw on / do something with a slinked artworks going forwards, as I said a positive day.<div class='sharedaddy sd-block sd-like jetpack-likes-widget-wrapper jetpack-likes-widget-unloaded' id='like-post-wrapper-123416164-6085-614fc0dd92e8a' data-src='https://widgets.wp.com/likes/#blog_id=123416164&post_id=6085&origin=andyknillart.com&obj_id=123416164-6085-614fc0dd92e8a' data-name='like-post-frame-123416164-6085-614fc0dd92e8a' data-title='Like or Reblog'><h3 class="sd-title">Like this:</h3><div class='likes-widget-placeholder post-likes-widget-placeholder' style='height: 55px;'><span class='button'><span>Like</span></span> <span class="loading">Loading...</span></div><span class='sd-text-color'></span><a class='sd-link-color'></a></div>