Hello my lovelies. For the benefit of those who have no idea what day this is and what they should be doing today; it’s Sunday April 5, 2020. It’s also Palm Sunday.

Life is so different these days. I can remember my name, which is a very good thing but I can’t work out what day it is most of the time. It doesn’t matter what I should be doing because nothing is on a time schedule currently.

I have made no sewing progress worth showing you. However, I am managing to keep up with my Messing Around Art Challenge. I didn’t post yesterday but here is my little bit of Messing Around for Day 4 ….

Messing Around Day 4

As you can see, I went back to Day 3’s effort and added some Lucie flowers and turned it into a two-page spread. I also prepped a couple more pages for today and tomorrow’s Messing Around art.

For today and tomorrow the art is produced by cutting up little bits of Mollie Makes magazine pages and making a simple picture. There’s also little doodling. You’ll notice I keep it quite naïve. Have a little peep at my sailboat …..

Messing Around Day 5

Once again, I can go back in and add something I might decide needs to be added to these pages. You know, for all its simplicity, I am enjoying my little bit of cutting out and pasting, my little bit of shading with water colour pencils and naïve doodling. My simple art journal pages, when I look back on them, will remind of how I felt during this hopefully once in a lifetime lockdown. With all that’s going on all around us, I’m beginning to realise that expressing ourselves in whatever manner we choose is important during this crisis. As I post photos of my simple artwork, I feel like I’m telling you all my secrets. All the things I don’t want to share. However, I am hoping that this may inspire you to express yourself in whatever way you can during this difficult period. So, have a go. Give yourself permission to play at doing something you’ve never done before. You know all those supplies that you bought thinking you’d try out a new hobby? Well it’s time to pull those supplies out and use them. Remember that your first attempts may not be perfect but the more you do the better it gets. This is the perfect time to learn something new.

It’s been a quiet weekend. Sarah and I have been citizens by staying home away from any place where people might congregate. It’s ok for now but I do know one thing ….. once this crisis is over, I will never take a handshake, a hug or friendly human contact for granted ever.

So, that’s my report for the weekend. I hope you all have a super cosy evening doing something you truly enjoy doing. Until next time,

Let’s all keep on stitching and messing around with art supplies.

Lucie x

5 thoughts on “MESSING AROUND DAY 5

  1. carolineoannie

    Thanks for your uplifting comments. I have made a point of emailing to all my friends who live alone, and have started to write to all those who don’t have email. As we are self isolating (day 30) when people are about to visit we leave mail outside for them to collect and post for us. Quite fast enough, as none of us are going anywhere. Birthday presents are likely to be biscuits or fresh fruit delivered direct. Keep safe and well everyone


    1. Hi Monica, thanks for popping in today. It sounds like you’ve got staying connected cracked. I believe staying connected is what’s going to get us through the long weeks of lockdown. Isn’t it amazing how we can adapt to situations thrust upon is. Stay safe and be well Monica x


    2. Well, thank you very much for your ‘like’ ha ha…
      I hope you are well and happy also, I am on a month done now. It is not good where I am so, it is scary. My BD was on the 18th last, got brave, went out came in, broken oven! Happy Birthday says me LOL….
      So take care of yourselves and bye till the next time….

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    1. Thanks Joanna, I am enjoying it now. I was afraid to post my simple artwork. I realise now that art whether beautiful or not is all in the eye of the beholder. So, I can play and make a mess and nobody’s going to care. Thanks for popping in today x


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