Wednesday, July 07, 2021

Screenshots come to the rescue

I was sitting in bed with my first mug of tea this morning feeling gloomy because of the laissez-faire, look-after-yourself-and-screw-everyone-else-attitude emerging from No 10, as well as the let's-be-as-brutal-as-we-can-to-refugees attitude emerging from the Home Office.

I was also sitting there thinking it was time for another blog post and I had NO IDEA what to say except that the current painting is still not finished, though yesterday I kidded myself it was because I am so tired of working on it.

So then I did what I often do in bed on gloomy mornings, I started looking at my screenshots for good cheer/inspiration.

Here's one to start with:

and another, less personal, 

from New Collected Poems (2011), published here by kind permission of The Gallery Press

This quote above is from the Diary of Anne Frank. What a challenge.

But there's harsh reality amongst my screenshots too:
excerpt from the poem Home by Warsan Shire

Photo from the Guardian

And lovely things that Lux has said in previous years:

and quotes from books:

taken from Charlie Mackesy's book  The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse

not a screenshot, but from my walk above the village yesterday

from Keep Moving by Maggie Smith

Yes, I admit that last one was not a screenshot but it was already in my picture file.


I hope you have a good day today. I am going to have a rest from the window painting and work on a birthday card for my grandson who is tall and bright and who has the signature Hepworth curly hair inherited from his mother and his grandfather and who will be 17 next week. One day you will know his name. 


Sally said...

Good morning Sue, lots of food for thought there. I so like the Mary Oliver quote. I've just returned from seeing the sea & people I've not seen for too long - feeling refreshed & lucky. Hope you have a good day too. Sally x

Sue Hepworth said...

Thank you, Sally. I’m glad you had a lovely break.
I am going out on my bike to start the day well. x

Anonymous said...

Perfect post to read over my breakfast cup of tea On my own as husband off for early morning LifeLine shift. So your photo offerings were just what I was needing although I didn’t know that until I opened it up! And I turned to your blog knowing there would be nourishment for the spirit
Ana x

Sue Hepworth said...

Thank you, Ana. I’m so glad you found the post helpful. x

Christine O said...

Wow! So much to think about in this post. Enjoy making your grandson’s card x