Tough life being an Artist

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A group of local Artists set up for a morning of “Plein Air” painting and sketching in the Hydrangea gardens.  This rather distinguished gentleman had found himself a shady spot.   Now I am not sure, if having his eyes closed meant, he was seeking inspiration, mentally visualising the scene … or simple  enjoying  a short snooze  🙂

Whatever you plan to do….

Please Remember ….

Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other

3rd August

(C) David Oakes 2020

 

Moody Monday…….

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A Workhouse Dormitory….

Monday would be just another day of the ‘same again’ for those people, not too many years ago, who were confined to the Workhouse.  Bleak as it may seem it was probably better than life in poverty on the streets, and sleeping rough.  But there can be no doubting that it was a very tough regime.  Workhouses were founded on a sound humanitarian/Christian base, but soon became known as places where life was tough and unforgiving.

They were tough times,  a different tough to our current lives, still …..

Please Remember ….

Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other

3rd August

(C) David Oakes 2020