Lockdown 20

….it has been over 24 hours since I last looked at the “stressful-holiday-project”….

…(deep intake of breath)…

….yup…

..all the component parts are still there, where I left them…(even some of the bits for “phase 2”)…

….it does not appear to be completing itself …

…I’m not sure I can remember how I envisaged it pre-needing-to-stop-doing-it-before-I-had-a-brain-bleed….

…I wish it had come with Ikea like instructions….

Lockdown 17/18

….wup!….missed a day….

…my official line of excuse runs – was to attempting to work on stressful holiday project in limited space, in middle of night, whilst endeavouring not to wake up Dee/whole fucking neighbourhood with power tool buzz/loud swearing, then ran out of creative patience so watched shows online instead of blogging….

….we live in tense times…

….I recommend resorting to music….

…wether it be in the green room whilst you’re supposed to be helping with side chores to the stressful holiday project….

…or wether you get inspired by Grace Of Spades on mixcloud….(check her out she has excellent taste in fine soulful tunes)….and feel the need to treat Dee to a birthday set to accompany her morning exercises…live and direct no headphones selecting from the library….(after shifting 300 tonnes of stressful holiday project so you can access the decks)….

….ah…music…the proper pathway to abandoning a stressful holiday project….

…stressful holiday project?….

…what stressful holiday project?….

Lockdown 13

…beginning to feel like I’m living in an aquarium of my own making….

…but having taken a closer look at this photo’ I think I’ll be able to eek out a modicum of sanity for a short period of time by doing some dusting…

…um….

…naaah…

Lockdown 12

…the end of week 2 hoves into sight..I find myself with more time to do creative stuff…still working as an “essential” worker in logistics…unloading 1 truck instead of 3 with a reduced number of forklifts (to save money they have hidden the keys on the fork’ I’m most proficient on!) and with a much later start time (4.30am instead of 1am) because reduction in freight volumes mean the earlier runs have been mothballed for the duration…we’ve been cut to a guaranteed 32 paid hours regardless of wether we work all those hours or not, thanks to the Government’s thoughtful wage subsidy…(can’t afford any frills but am thankful to have enough income to subsist in comfort!)…. finish time is a bit fluid but seems to fall around when I’d normally be having my “evening” meal…(start time coincides to when I’ve adjusted to consuming lunch)….I don’t seem to anything other than a bit more tired than usual (and fucking hungry all the time) so I’m still getting up at around 9.00pm….(gotta stay “in character” for when the trucks start to roll in again)….subsequently when my good friend Dee, who is sheltering in place with me, has shuffled off to bed I have an extra 4 hours to squander on blogging and drawing and painting and burning skulls and crossbones on every surface I can find…

…(was hoping to get sent home on subsidy for the duration, but essential workers can’t be choosers)…. : 0

Lockdown 10

…having renounced the world as viewed from my toilet window (see last post)…

…I’ve decided to focus inwards and have me some IDEAS…..

…IDEAS so big they had to be on an A3 sheet rather than in the sketch book….

….(….might have to clear up a few outstanding IDEAS before I execute these new IDEAS …but you gotta jot ’em when you got ’em….)….

Lockdown 9

…the next day…

…wtf…

….a riddle wrapped up in a mystery, inside an enigma, hanging on a clothes line….

…that’s it….no more looking out windows for the duration….

Lockdown 8

…noticed these thru the toilet window last night….

…they are still there this morning…

…this can only mean that The Gloved Scrubber is un-gloved and lurking incognito somewhere about the premises….

…will they scrub again before I can deduce their true identity?….

…will solving this mystery keep me “out-of-trouble” for the duration?…

…or will I have it solved by tea time and be on the hunt for further conundrums to decipher?….

…or….will I be just poking about looking for alternative ways to avoid household chores?….

…be still my beating heart….

…(…ooo…lockdown whodunnit…)….

Lockdown 7

…in the current climate of heightened crafting …

..I think it is timely to remind you all NOT to run with the scissors….

…(…note the accumulation of items in my to-do crafting pile….hoping to reduce that in the coming months….)….(and would encourage you all to do the same with you’re own accumulations of “good-ideas-with-every-intention-of”….)….

Lockdown 6

…(totally making this shit up)…

…had cause to venture out today…into the dystopian wilderness that my town has become…

….all I can say is….

…thank god for FOOD Islan’….

….mmmm…FOOD Islan’….

…(…disclaimer….there is not a FOOD Islan’ franchise situated in my town…apologies to all the folk in towns that support a FOOD Islan’ franchise, the owners of all FOOD Islan’ franchises, their suppliers and their creditors…and all who sail in her…)….

….(photos taken months ago whilst visiting friends in a town lucky enough to have a FOOD Islan’…..sooo jealous…)….