What a strange week it's been. It's the first week all the kids have been off since the schools closed, and the week the government announced a nationwide lockdown for at least three weeks.
I've been getting used to having my three kids and husband at home all the time, so it's been challenging on my normal routine of peaceful housework and creativity. Most days have been a mix of lows, fearing what is happening, and highs of positivity where I think everything is going to be alright, and as someone who suffers from anxiety at the best of times, this week has been tough. I'm trying to keep to my normal creativity levels to keep me sane!
On Instagram I've been taking part in the #marchmeetthemaker daily posts and I admit that at the start of this week I nearly stopped posting because it all felt so trivial compared to what's going on in the world. I decided to carry on as the posts are generally positive and it keeps me focussed each day. If you'd like to follow me I'm mainly on Instagram these days, but also on Twitter and Facebook (links at the bottom of the page) and would love to see you there too! I'm trying to post on social media daily to keep a routine and give me something to aim for each day.
One of the #marchmeetthemaker prompts this week was 'how it's made' so I made a time lapse video one morning before the kids woke up, and here it is...
and here's the drawing, which I think I'm going to carry on with and make into a landscape...
All exhibitions and events I was scheduled to take part in have now obviously been cancelled, so instead I've fully stocked my online shop with all available drawings, which I am happy to ship, as long as the postal services keep running! You can find all my available drawings HERE.
As my weekly SketchClub class is also off the cards my decorator husband has been hard at work at home for a change (our house is usually the last to be decorated, busman's holiday and all that! Thanks Steve - it looks great!