I was awake early this morning, so I took my coffee back to bed with me. I like to prop myself up with pillows and let my mind wander for the time it takes me to drink the coffee plus a bit extra. I get up when I am ready, when I have worked out a few things in my head.
My art is mainly stored in a big suitcase inside the wardrobe, with the larger pieces wrapped and put on the top of the wardrobe. It's mounting up now, I have quite a lot. It needs to be seen, but it will be a long time before I can show it in a proper gallery. I thought about our Village Hall. When the government gives the go ahead, and the committee decide it can be opened, I could hire it for a day to show my art.
It won't be a proper gallery, nothing will be hanging on walls, but all around the outside edge are chairs, quite nice chairs with padded seats and backs. My pictures could all be stood on those. They won't be at eye level, except for the children which might visit, but people can bend down to peer closely at the detail.
I could put notices up around the village and in the shop window. I could put it on our facebook page, I could tell my friends to come and have a look. There won't be any prices on anything because the purpose is not to sell it. If someone shows an interest I might be open to discussion about how much I want for it. The main purpose is to get people interested in making art, having a go themselves, and making something new out of something old. It will have a recycling message.
I am starting to think about where I might go for a holiday when we are allowed to travel. The ideal place would be somewhere remote, off the beaten track, where hopefully there won't be a lot of other people. Yooootooob videos are great for planning holidays, I've been watching Andrew Ditton, he has been all over the place, lots of caravanning and camping. He fell in love with the Outer Hebrides ten years ago, and very bravely made the decision to live there. Sold up down south and now lives on North Uist. It looks lovely there, so I'm going to look further into holidaying there.
Here's a video, Andrew and Dougal taking a walk on the beach.
I need to have something to look forward to, need a plan. I can keep busy day to day, but there has to be some punctuation in the routine, something different to think about. Plans need to be spread over the short term, medium term, and the long term. Life needs to have some structure to it. To drift aimlessly is a life wasted.
So that's what I have been thinking about. Two things to plan and look forward to. Don't give up on your dreams. I came close to thinking what's the point of it all, now I am making plans. Have you got a plan? A big plan or a little plan? Even doing something different on a daily basis can add a bit of variety to your life. 10.20am and I haven't had breakfast yet, my stomach is screaming for food. Porridge I think.
Toodle pip. ilona
PS. Apologies if you have been reading this post while I have been editing it. It seems I can't embed a video when using the new blogger format. I've had to open a new page with the old format, add the video, then copy and past the words that I had already written. Now going to delete the first attempt at posting. 64 people have read it without the video.