"The Best laid plans"
It's the 1st of April and today was supposed to be a very special day for the Private of the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours at the Mall Galleries in London. I had a fantastic day lined up and was going to meet my friend and fellow exhibitor, Julie Green, who is a marvellous painter - mainly of landscapes. We were going to meet at the Mall Galleries and chat to all and sundry at the Exhibition until the official opening and Prize giving at 3pm. Then we were heading for a late lunch before visiting the Royal Academy to see the wonderful "Picasso on paper" Exhibition. Instead we've had a good talk on the phone and compared notes of our pared down daily routines. Meanwhile our paintings reside at the Mall Galleries until further notice. The exhibition can be viewed online - via the Mall Galleries or the Royal Institute of Painters in Water colours websites. It is well worth a look at the great selection of work, though not the same as in the flesh but it's really good that we have access to our computers, websites, video chats, FaceTime and numerous websites etc during the lockdown.
As it was so clear and sunny this morning, I walked 5 miles at 9am. So I'm feeling very pleased with my exercise again today. En route we saw a police car and later on bumped into some friends - what a treat to have a short face to face chat at a 2 metre distance. As for the garden/digging, I'm hoping to plant a few things into larger pots later this afternoon.
Yesterday I managed around 400 words and some more research for two of the articles I'm writing and will do a bit more when I've finished writing here. Normally I can write a lot more than this but my concentration span is not as long as it usually is. Julie said she was the same, as are many people I've spoken to.
My creative suggestion today is to start an Art Journal - this will be a small picture, in any medium, each day rather than the usual written version.