Sunshine’s Macro Monday – 33

…thanks to Irene for hosting Sunshine’s Macro Monday

I’m a little late this week with my entry but better late than never. I seem to be obsessed with this Covid-19 but I am practising social distancing and only go out to get some exercise and make a few essential purchases. My neighbours, friends and family all contact me through messaging and on the phone.CFE9940-F-2557-4-CC6-97-ED-CF669455164-B-1-201-a
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Pull Up a Seat…but keep your distance – Week 12

…. outdoor seating is well underused

In this day and age of social distancing sitting down in public places is getting almost taboo. On my walk yesterday I did come across some unused garden furniture (still too cold to enjoy) and park benches.

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Taking a break from my walk but as you can see no one is out and about.
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Waiting for warmer days.
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Thanks to Xingfu Mama for hosting this challenge.

Getting Back to Art Making

…there are lots of free tutorials on the internet

Sometimes you need to start small to get back into the groove. With Covid-19 and self isolating there is only so much cleaning a person can do. I managed to clear away enough clutter from my art table and I tuned to Sketchbook Skool’s free classes called the Drawing Party.

Today I did the first two classes. It gave me just enough inspiration to get my creative juices flowing. The first lesson focused on laying down shapes of colour and then adding detail with black ink. I pretty much followed Danny’s lead but I can see doing this on my own. For the colour I used my chalk markers and Artist Loft markers. DEDE3645-8788-4-AEB-A479-865-F43-CACA22

The second class was all about slowing down and drawing lots of detail. My subject was a dried up hydrangea.F73523-F5-FCF5-4-BF1-9-E85-BB7-BC767-EBC9