Happy Easter, it will have been an unusual Easter for most of us this year. On our daily walk the churches were deserted but we did see an elaborate Easter egg display in a garden along the road where we live. The eggs were hanging on each box tree in the front garden - fantastic.
I feel as if I've succumbed to a very slow pace. Prior to the lockdown I was so so busy with work. The books on my shelf remind me of the huge amount of hard work I've done during the past year, particularly on the book "Colour Demystified". This is due to be published in January 2021 but I won't be surprised if the date changes now. I was lucky enough to go to Tunbridge Wells at the end of January this year for the photoshoot, where I painted several projects to be included in the book. I loved being part of a team and we worked so well together. My instinctive way of working had to be reigned in and presented in a more organised fashion. Whereas, my usual "studio" style ends up with palettes, mixes, pots, brushes and paintings covering every available surface - including the floor, until there's no space left or the brushes need to be cleaned so things have to be tidied up.
White tree is the painting for today - to me she looks like she's making a wish and today that wish is that anyone who is reading this is ok and all the people that matter to you are ok too. Our current situation is a great leveller.
I've decided to put on a "posh" blouse for dinner as not only is it Sunday but it's Easter Sunday and it's good to make an effort. Today I've walked 5 miles and done some Yoga and Pilates. I've noticed that I don't feel as good in myself if I don't go for a good walk each day.
See you tomorrow.