Outside looking in
In covid lockdowns, restricted to 5km radius I spend many hours painting in my studio and I am so grateful that my studio overlooks a park.
I spend many hours l walking around the park sometimes creating nature mandalas or making chalk drawings on my fence or the pavement for passers-by.
My world becomes smaller yet as I focus on details that often go unnoticed it also becomes larger.
Watching the changing light and weather patterns as the days pass and colors changing with the seasons and becoming familiar with differing bird calls at different times of the day. Different leaves fungi insects and increased bird songs give me such delight.
In a lockdown, I am so thankful for my interest in art.
Although living alone with my dog is lonely at times I am never bored it is a time to explore new ideas uninterrupted.
Its been a busy productive time too as over the last 18 months I have created 3 separate bodies of work for 3 exhibitions over 100 artworks.
My creativity really helps me survive. At these times creating is therapeutic for me keeping me happy balanced and sane so I am in turn able to reach out to others in my community.
This landscape “Outside looking in” is an impression from the park outside looking in.
You may be able to see a house with a window where perhaps a person is standing “Inside looking out ” as in the previous artwork entry