OK, not quite January the 1st but it will do. And I’m not feeling that inspired today having just spent a week quarantined and in bed with the dreaded lurgy. Still I’m here and thats what counts.
One of my resolutions for this year is write more regularly and this is where I will start cutting my teeth. What am I going to write about?The small things mostly:the weather here, the people, the sea and the shore with maybe some passing references to bigger questions. A hodge podge I suppose.
I suppose I should start then…
Today the weather is colder but it is bright and sunny for the first time in a week. There is snow on the Comeragh Mountains but the temperature is set to rise, thank God. I cannot take anymore snow. The road between my house and Tramore was unnavigable two winters ago for weeks and it made life very difficult not to mention that the heating bills in a house modelled on a colander can be pretty steep.
The sea looks wild from here and could be good for a surf but I am not well enough. I miss being in the sea, in my wetsuit or my swimsuit. It becomes and addiction.
For the rest of the day I think I will pack up my painting gear. I want to take a step back from the oils this year and maybe concentrate on learning techniques in other areas and to do a bit of drawing and a lot more writing. We will see. This will be the year of exploration. Onwards and Upwards!