Thanks for popping in. Many thanks for all the kind Birthday wishes, cards and gifts yesterday. Didn’t feel like Friday 13th at all to me !!! Mind you, this Corona Virus is starting to gather momentum.
Frightening, isn’t it. It’s certainly getting very serious close to home now. Like the expert said on the news this evening, we have to take responsibility for ourselves, not rely on the government for the answers. Just because the Government hasn’t shut down museums and galleries yet, I can still decide for myself whether a trip up to London to see the Picasso exhibit at the Royal Academy is necessary – tickets or no tickets. My personal decision? No way. YMBFK. Like the other expert said on the news this evening, reduce the number of people you come into contact with by 50% and you reduce the potential number of times you could be infected by 50%. Do you really have to be a PhD to work that out?
It is interesting how people are reacting to the outbreak. Me? I have started Spring Cleaning the house! Spent the entire day with Charles Dickens, listening to Little Dorrit whilst gutting the kitchen cupboards, sorting out the medicine drawer, slinging out all the expired stuff. Like the proverbial white tornado! Remember that vile smelling Ammonia stuff we used to clean with? That was some pretty potent gear!! Check this Advert out…
Well, I’m a Gentle Dettol girl myself – when you can get hold of it !! How about you?
Anyway, enough banal banter! After all that cleaning, and the 6 o’clock news, I felt a real need to 1) speak to my parents and 2) do something arty. Called Mum and Dad, had a chat to them. They are staying indoors, out of infection’s way. It makes sense to us Grays, so we will do whatever it takes to protect them, since they are our most vulnerable people.
Then I got the Gelpress out. Here’s what I made.
Two pieces actually…
Tomorrow I will write up the steps for you, just in case you fancy having a go. I think we must make the best of this situation. If we can’t leave the house, then we craft, right?
It clears the head, it focusses the mind on something creative, it provides a pleasant distraction, an escape from this very frightening predicament we are all in.
So this is what we do:
USE OUR LOAF
HAVE A CARE
WASH OUR HANDS EVERY 20 SECONDS FOR 20 SECONDS
Love & Hugs