Sketchy 143


…was sitting in front of my drawing board struggling to concentrate on painting because I was sure there was something else that I’d told myself that I needed to do before lunch…

….laundry….check….

….prepare and start crockpot….check….

….dishes….check…

…new long-covid busting breathing exercises at the correct time intervals…..check….

….scan pages of sket…..shit…..

….aaaand…..done….

…(thing at the bottom is a “mind-map”…alleged thought focuser that I toyed with because I assumed clarity of mind was something I’d lost to covid…..

…you start by putting something at the centre and jotting down your immediate thoughts and connecting with your other thoughts….

….er…you should probably google it as my explanation is of something I tried and dispensed with before Xmas!…..

…stay tuned for where that leads)….

Even Further Adding

….to my two previous offerings….

…just some skulls and bones…

…and some more…

…and some more…

…and some more…

…is that enough?…

…I’m not sure I should be the judge….

Further To My Previous Offering

..onto the next two…

…but first….

…remember this from way back in February last year?…

…it’s a colour guide for these….

…same pattern as last post…

…and yes…

…the colours on one piece mirror the colours on the other….

…oops…blurry….

…but you get the idea…

…right?…

…(please don’t make re-take the pic’s…it took for ages!!..and was exhausting)….

Stuff I Finished Last Year

…alternatively titled “Stuff I Spent All Of Last Year Making”….

…”but was too sick to finish, frame and photograph till now”

…the frames are 865mm x 620mm…

…they (all 10 of them) are in “matched” pairs…

…some of the photos aren’t great because – long-covid-brain….

…but hopefully they’ll give you the idea….

…now to build up enough steam to maybe organise an exhibition…

…(…er…with long-covid-brain….who am I kidding?!!?…might take me a long while….)…

…(but stay tuned just in case)….

Tree of Dooom

…look, I’m sorry about the sideways, ok?….

…couldn’t figure how to turn it right side up post “production”…

….but….

….I think it’s ok side rolling…

…just incase it isn’t for you….

….like I said in an earlier post…all I can do post-covid is paint circles…

….um…

…and use clay….

…a bit….

…a larger version of this with the skulls as candle receptacles is on the cards….

Sketchy 141/142

…saw a ceramic tree of life in Julie’s apartment whilst watching old episodes of Mod Squad….

….thought….”I wonder if I could make one of those”…

….”but with tentacles”….

…(no surprises there)…..

…yes…yes, I think I could make one of those….

…if I had some air dry clay at hand…..

…(stay tuned!)….

Sketchy 134

…the concept was all going swimmingly….

..till it started to identify as a swastika (bottom left)…

…then the whole shebang had to be relegated to “seemed like a good idea at the time”…

….thankfully it’s not an idea I desperately needed to fill a an idea-void…

…it shan’t be missed….

Sketchy 133

….number something or other in a series of quite a few…

….fliiiiiiies…..

…(oh…and “living the doom”…)….

Sketchy 131

… a long time between sips at the posting well…

….been having trouble finding a thought to string together…

…my covid was officially “long” on Monday….

…am slowly finding structure between rest stops (every 40 minutes to an hour I have to have a sit down…but whose counting?)…

…and I am more able to make stuff now than I was a couple of weeks ago and can perform 1 physical task a day (plus a 20 minute walk most days)….

…the stuff I’d like to post from where I left off pre-covid feels like it’s losing it’s relevance to the stuff I’m eking out now….

…but….

…y’know….

…for the record like….

….(time for a sit down)….