I’ve been filling sketchbooks for many years now. Using them for preparation for painting ideas and as teaching tools showing the drawing and painting process. The selection below are from a very special sketch book, my “Stay at Home” sketchbook that I started using lockdown.
it documents all the changes from March 2020 to now., some things in our garden and around the house. But mostly the lane nearby where I walk our dog Jupiter. A diary of the season changing, the flowers vegetation, growth a blossoming of the hedgerows.
It’s been a real eye opener, I’ve lived here twenty years snd not really seen that lane and how beautiful it really is. I know every inch of those hedges and can spot a new flower, tree or plant as it grows or appears.
The big difference between these sketchbooks and my usual ones is in these I write my emotions, my anxieties, fears and worries during the covid19 pandemic. It’s cathartic, it’s good for me it helps. I have encouraged others
to do the same.