Journal of the plague year


On 18th March 2020 I began a daily drawing journal to document my own experience of living with the coronavirus restrictions. Most of the drawings show aspects of my daily life in rural Kent, and in particular my observations of small daily occurrences in and around the house and garden. Over time they record the changes in the seasons, the projects that Simon and I are busy with, and everyday objects that take on an added significance by being lovingly looked at and drawn. Keeping up the journal has become an essential part of the rhythm of each day, and it helps to give me focus and a sense of meaning when everything beyond the garden gate appears to be more and more in a state of flux and uncertainty.

 

Shown here is a selection of images from the journal, using drawing pens and water soluble Inktense pencils, and a link to a page where you can by greetings cards of some of the drawings.

 

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Some of the drawings from my journal are available to buy as packs of greetings cards here.