World turned upside down ( or running empty ? )
Today we had our traditional Bank Holiday brunch , yesterday we had our usual Easter lamb with veg ; summer pudding and ritual sacrifice of a Lindt chocolate bunny. In some ways it didn't feel that different to usual holidays when we have quality time together but outside the bubble of our dining room the world around is a scary place
We've been focusing on projects around the house , dismantling bookshelves, re-organising the garage ( and I've pumped the tires up on my bike ) and I've pulled out a lot of dandelions from the lawn
We got a Waitrose delivery (ordered weeks ago) , probably the last for a very long time.
And going for a brisk walk round and round the rec , observing the squirrels, the trees coming into leaf and in this case my shadows.
Last weeks ' Drawing Tuesday' was 'Self- Portraits' so I refreshed my rusty sewing machine drawing skills ( counterintuitive as you move the fabric rather than the drawing implement)
In theory have lots of time for creative projects but little motivation, doing the ' Small Reflections' , the 'Drawing Tuesday' sessions and the daily prompts with the 'HottinGirls' is enough and all offer contact and support.
When it was my turn to set the prompts , I used the titles from quilt exhibitions I'd been involved with and was amazed with the different imaginative responses . My interpretation of 'Horizons' was the rooflines from the bedroom ( my original was ' Nautical Dawn' which featured on the cover of the catalogue)
Other prompts have been more challenging eg ' Quarantine ' ( 'Tahini Rage'- disproportionate rage over trivial things ) but also opportunities to reflect , tell stories and find out more about each other
I miss going to exhibitions in town , going to the sea, my journeys by train but I'm enjoying the small things, like seeing daisies come up in the lawn. Keep safe