"Look up at the stars not to your feet, be curious"
I've been clearing out some areas of my studio, particularly old notes I'd made for the Colour book that I wrote last year and bad paintings that had gone wrong and can't ever be saved. I came across this quote and remember that I'd thought it would have been good in the Colour book as this book is about being creative with colour and expanding your colour horizons. When I'm busy things get parked all over the place and are rarely put away somewhere where they can be found again. I'm aiming to sort things out more clearly while we can't go out. The novelty of this project will probably wear off very quickly.
Last night I had a great dream. John Mayer played a gig in our house - how great is that. I got everyone to stamp their feet so that he'd come on for an encore. I love all different styles of music but if I had to choose only one musician, hands down it would be John Mayer. I never become bored of his music. I've seen him play twice at the O2 in London. Last time he had pared down the show and concentrated on the music. It was absolutely fantastic.
I also read an article protesting about some people who are posting their opinion that this is a great opportunity to learn a new skill - veering towards being highly critical that if you don't come out of lockdown having learnt Mandarin, Cordon Bleu cookery, reached grade 3 in piano, learnt how to service your own car or run a half marathon(or preferably a full marathon) then you ought to be ashamed of yourself.
This is hardly motivational or understanding of how different everyone is from each other. I expect some people find it hard just to cook their lunch never mind go for a walk as well or learn even three words of Mandarin.