Rain, more rain and starting on the red wine………….
A quiet day of mindful walking and painting.
I remember the quiet walk down to the post box. Just the sound of the wind and our foot steps. A real sense of isolation was setting in. Then the gale force winds came……………..
Hard copies of the journal are available from my Etsy shop: CanalSideArt, with profits going to Parkinson’s UK.
20 Days in 2020: My journal entry from 1 year ago. I remember feeling nervous, but mainly excited.
It’s one year since I went on my 20 day painting retreat. I went off with my dog Pedro to Sue and Mark’s caravan perched on a remote hill in rural Wales. I cut myself off from the world, gave myself time to reflect on things and just painted. Due to COVID-19 I never did get the chance to hold the planned exhibition of the resulting work, so I thought I’d post the journal I wrote day-by-day. Hard copies of the journal are still available for £5.00 – profits go to Parkinson’s UK. Janetmbarnes@ntlworld.com
And then it was over – 20 days of self isolation and painting. A wonderful experience that wasn’t diminished by the year of COVID-19 and the associated restrictions that was to come. In fact it probably gave me an experience and strength to build on over the following months.
Hard copies of the journal are still available – all profits to Parkinson’s UK. https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/CanalSideArt
Reflections, apprehension, and a surprise visit……..
Painting fatigue and drinking the last of the whisky………..
The finishing line was in sight, but the wine had been drunk and I’d had enough of cream crackers!
Expression through colour, and thinking of home.