Here we are again, facing the end of another year. I doubt there will be many tears shed when we say goodbye to 2020.
The Weekly Prompt
I’m finishing the year off having a go at the excellent weekly prompt challenge which this week, happens to be a subject close to my heart. The prompt is ‘art’ and I think it is a great way to end this year of never-ending lockdowns and restrictions. Right, that’s the last time I’m going to mention anything to do with the ‘V’ word. Back to the weekly prompt and I’ve always enjoyed art, looking at it, reading about it and actually taking part in it.
My favourite subject is portraiture. Over the years, I’ve drawn many hundreds of faces, usually with a pencil or charcoal. I have painted a few, but I never really got on with the medium. I did make a post about the many portraits I have drawn last year and I’ll add a link to the page later if I remember. One problem I have with any drawing I complete is the feeling of insecurity when I have finished. I give a once over and think to myself, ‘well, that’s not really very good.’ Others are usually very complimentary of my work and although I don’t take commissions, I have done the odd one or two drawings for friends and family. I have to admit that I get a thrill thinking someone has taken one of my drawings, framed it and have it hanging on their wall.
Another Year Over
So another page of this blog comes to an end. If only people knew how I slogged and cajoled myself to get these words down, this is me looking for praise again. I know it’s the same for all of us bloggers so now I’d like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. It can’t be any worse than this year, can it? The Christmas card that I’ve posted is made up from a photograph I took of my Grandson when we were on holiday in 2016. Through the magic of Photoshop, I added the cat, moon, Father Christmas and made the photo look as though it was night time. Stay safe everyone and wear a mask when you venture out.
You can see my post about drawing here.