It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these blog posts. I hope you are all keeping well and staying safe. I’m not going to talk about covid, or golf, or protests – it just winds me up. So I’ll just tell you about things here.
Things are good, I’m keeping busy. I’ve almost finished the online painting course I’ve been doing. This is with Eamon from Sligo Oil Painting, and funded by Sligo Leader. I’m painting with acrylics because I find oil takes too long to dry and I have very little patience. I’ll add the paintings I’m working on – it’s not easy for me and there have been moments where I’ve absolutely hated the painting – and a few have been fired across the room! I’ll keep coming back to them though and I’m enjoying the challenge. If you want to have a look at Eamon’s website and maybe try some of the paintings you can find them here.
I’m also doing an online drawing class with Poilin from the Open Door Art Studio and Gallery. Poilin does a weekly online zoom class so you can actually see her drawing. I very rarely get to the live one but she’s brilliant and sends the recordings on so I can catch up. The still life is the most recent class and I’m quite pleased with how this turned out, considering I’ve never been able to draw.
I absolutely love art, I find it mostly relaxing and I’d love to do more classes. I’m going to keep practising.
So onto other things. I was in town shopping on Thursday, and it was one of those days where the car seemed to be invisible. Two other cars pulled out on me, that was grand until I was almost home. I took the short cut and was met with a lorry on my side of the road, the road is very narrow anyway, but you know where you see your life flash before your eyes? It was kind of like that. Luckily we were both going slowly but there was no where for me to move so I just had to stop – and hope! I braced myself and in my head I said goodbye to my car. The lorry had to swerve and how he didn’t end up going down the ditch I’ll never know. Anyway there was about an inch to spare but all was good. It was one of the moments that I felt someone was looking out for me.
So that’s about all for the catch up for now.