isn't all happy, positive, hippy vibes all the time. Sometimes it goes wrong. Very wrong 😭 My coffee jar has always been robust and has survived many knocks over the past couple of years, but I suppose it was inevitable that this day would come. Adieu, my faithful friend, thank you for your service. I promise to find a replacement to avenge your honour and continue your legacy in glory 💔🥀 2016-2018
I was not emotionally prepared for how incredible this show is. Vivaldi's Four Seasons: A Reimagining combines Max Richter's arrangement with storytelling through puppetry and movement. The emotional journey it took us on was as tumultuous as the music accompanying it; we laughed, we cried (well I certainly did), we marvelled at the beauty and pain of it all. That it took place in the magical Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, lit entirely by candles, made it all the more enchanting. Probably the most stunning live performance I've ever seen.
Despite the freezing temperatures, we showed up to represent the people
It's amazing how much more confident I felt drawing today compared to last week. My five-minute sketches are still bleh but once I can get into it, I feel great about what I'm able to do. This week I found it helpful to focus on where the weight of the body was - firmly planted heels, a strong wrist, or a deep twist of the torso. I was also able to get some pretty good definition in hands, feet, and even a face! I've only been staying for the morning session so far - maybe next week I'll stay the whole day and see what I can achieve.
I was so tempted to skip my Japanese class and crash this instead...
>>> Saturday morning life drawing class. Over the past year I've started drawing more, and have been really enjoying it. I've become particularly interested in studying the lines of the human form, so when I looked up life drawing in London, I was really excited to discover that the @royaldrawingschool is only a few minutes from my flat! I've never done life drawing before, only clothed figure drawing from observation many years ago, so I was quite self-conscious walking into a room of ostensibly seasoned artists. But with some guidance from the teacher, particularly about how to improve my proportions, and after a few warm-up sketches of five and ten minutes, I saw and felt my drawing getting better and better with each pose. I was especially proud of the final 45-minute one. I'm looking forward to continuing these classes, and seeing my skill and style develop, and maybe work them into some other art forms I enjoy doing.