Thanks for popping in. I hope you are ok, safe and coping okay with the way things are right now. And they are the way they are, so we may as well not fight it, and figure out a safe and sane way through this nightmare.
Those of us who are doodling together every morning at 10am on Facebook Live have at least figured out a daily creative diversion, which gives us a little direction at the start of each day, Monday – Friday. As I said today, there are no experts in the building! I’ve just put my hand up to be the designated driver on this doodle trip – and everybody – EVERYBODY – is invited to climb aboard the SHAC-BUS!
SAFE HAPPY AND CREATIVE.
STAY HOME AND CRAFT.
There is enough room for whoever wants to join in. There is plenty of social distancing. It’s not a test, not a competition, nobody’s judging your work! It’s simply a place to get together every morning with a load of like-minded folks all on the same bus, trying to stay safe and keep sane during their confinement.
We’ve been going since last Monday, so it wouldn’t take you long to catch up. Or you can just rock up and grab a seat on any day you like. All you need is a pen, (or a biro!), a pencil and an eraser, oh! and a piece of paper.
If you miss the 10 am live sessions, you can catch up on Youtube or the Facebook Claritystamp Page. Here’s the link to today’s Youtube:
Several doodlers asked for a picture of the picture, so they could see the shading better, so here you are.
Thing is, as I say, there are no experts in the building. I practiced my cedar shingle roof last night till 10 o’clock, so I would be able to steer the doodle adequately this morning! And what better way to spend an evening, than figuring out a sketching trick for my doodle-buddies ?
At this point in the Corona Virus crisis, it’s more about survival than ANYTHING, isn’t it? It’s about staying safe whilst keeping some kind of handle on life. Some people turn to music for relief, some people turn to gardening for distraction, we turn to crafting (and I LOVE a good audible book too. Helps me switch right off )
This simple doodling may seem a little silly to some; they may think it’s too puerile for them. I think I don’t give a monkey’s what they think – that’s what I think! If it works for you and me – then it’s serving a grand purpose.
And it’s doing wonders for my doodling!! And I NEVER thought I’d master flicking between 3 cameras whilst doodling and woffling at the same time!! You see – you never know what you’re capable of till you try it, are you. I’m flying totally solo now too, so that Jim can crack on with what he needs to do.
So. I shall see you in the morning, bright and early. Today we built the SHAC-shack; tomorrow we’re doing the landscaping and the fencing! If it were only that simple!!
Do me a favour. When you watch tomorrow, LIKE and SHARE the Live stream. And believe me: the only reason – THE ONLY REASON – I am asking is so that more people who are seeking a little creative relief may find us. This has nothing to do with business; this has everything to do with people who are struggling with being cooped up. Get the kids involved. Get the grandkids doodling.
Enjoy your evening.
Love and Hugs