This evening was supposed to be another special occasion - the Private View of a joint Exhibition where I am showing my work, at the Hatch Gallery in Christchurch. Now it is another virtual Exhibition and can be viewed online at www.hatchgallery.co.uk. Then the Gallery were taking my work to the Fresh Art Fair at Cheltenham which along with many events, has been postponed until later in the year. Another example of how we are all being asked to remain open minded about what is and isn't "going on".
The painting posted here today is "Kites" - this was being saved for Exhibiting later in the year, but life is too short and this image reminded me of the clapping for the NHS in our neighbourhood last night. Such a wonderful thing not only to show our appreciation but also reassuring to be out with your neighbours and in good spirits. I am now looking forward to every Thursday for this special event.
I'm not painting or writing today so that the routine is different - if it isn't altered I can get very stale and bored. Instead I've made red bean soup, lasagne for later on and done some hand washing (which I find extreme boring but always feel really good when I've done it.) As it's Friday night I've made Joe his favourite meal - I think it's important to have things like this to look forward to.
We were able to see Corfe Castle on the Purbecks from the cliff top this morning. This is a place I will really appreciate visiting again once the restrictions are lifted. In the meantime, I'm very grateful to be able to see it in the distance.