COVID 19. The world has changed. I think it is something we will learn to live with, like seasonal flu which kills thousands here each year in UK.
March 20th 2020, we went into Lockdown. Unchartered waters, never before. It was only going to be for about 4 weeks. We did not expect it to be for months. Being an active, busy sort of person, I was enjoying it initially but within days I was unsettled. Looking round the house, looking out of the window. I started cleaning the house, several times. I was lying awake at night… getting up and walking round the house. When I found myself polishing cutlery, I knew I had to get a " COVID outlet " for my own mental health.
I decided to try painting and bought a LOT of resources to set myself up...canvases, paint, brushes, pencils, gesso, easle, varnish, frames. .....
But where to go next...? YOU TUBE... Given that I wasn't able to go out and everywhere was shut anyway, I turned to You Tube. Marvellous tutorials are there to be found for those who wish to learn.
This piece is not me asking for everyone to say how wonderful I am. I am a beginner artist but I have been willing to learn to help my mental health. Art therapy has helped me.
Then our lovely BSG mentioned how he and my beloved Frank Beswick had written some light pieces and I thought my Art may help people to do something similar for themselves. I hope so.