Today started beautifully. After getting up before 6am I went outside with a coffee. It was lovely and I didn’t want to go back inside.
It occurred to me that , having moved my table outside the previous night that I could fix a painting that had been bothering me.
So I did. And it felt good. There are very few paintings where I couldn’t find something to fix, but I would never finish anything if I aimed for perfection.
It’s better now, but still not perfect.
Despite having 2 printers which also scan I couldn’t get either of them to make a reasonable photocopy of my ID cards so had to go uptown, keeping in the shade, to get a photocopy in the newsagents shop.
It took me about an hour and a half when I got back to staple canvas on to the stretchers I made yesterday .
I should have then sent a message along with a sketch to the client.
I had a short read/ nap instead.
I should also have sketched an idea for a mural for someone else.
I spent ages looking at photos and old paintings I’d done of a similar subject.
I got out watercolour pad and sharpened my pencils and then decided I’d do it tomorrow. When I was thinking clearer. And I had a good idea and so on ..
To be fair I was a little worried about an appointment I had at 5pm . It was only 3 30pm.
I should know by now that putting things off just makes me more worried.
I got a piece of scrap paper and started scribbling a rough idea and , hurray, I have a plan. Phew!!!
The appointment at 5 went well and I walked back home with a neighbour.
I was on a roll so went upstairs to visit my other neighbour .
And now I’m sitting outside with a glass of wine , a cool wind is blowing and it feels great.