#LifeDrawingLive

Spent a happy few hours colouring in this drawing, inspired by Sunday evening`s #LifeDrawingLive – the BBC art show presented by Joe Lycett. I never got the attraction of colouring books, in which the consumer takes pleasure out of colouring in drawings and patterns produced by someone else. But adding the colour to my ownContinue reading “#LifeDrawingLive”

A Nodding Acquaintance

He nods. She nods back, unsure. Does he know her? Does she know him? He looks familiar, doesn`t he? Still, she`s not sure. Still, she would feel better, more certain, if only, he had left her with – before he passed on by – sure, if only he had left her with the surety ofContinue reading “A Nodding Acquaintance”

Anxiety

Sure in her worry, `bout which wing is correct, her head, it takes flight, but her foot finds it`s ……………………………………. ON!     Copyright of text and image owned by Jay Cool, 3rd September, 2021   Further posts by Jay Cool. Please read, like and review. Inevitability Impacted Lockdown Dance  

Uptrodden

Down-seating myself for to eat, in company, I find that hungry I am not, just dislocated, bewildered, out of touch with a core of me that is no longer where it used to be, nor even where I expect to find it. Copyright of text and image owned by Jay Cool, 3rd September, 2021 (A4Continue reading “Uptrodden”

The Travesty of The Ping

Locked in for eight days; just two more to go, before setting foot on the – Not yet. Not even one foot in and the other one out, and yet, today, I hear, not from the app, but from a voice transmitted upon radio waves: “It is not illegal, people must remember, to go outContinue reading “The Travesty of The Ping”

Driving Through Foliage

Driven on, and driving, through things still growing, I reflect on the shortness of what it is to be me, An illusory span of meness, contracting, shrinking – inches becoming centimetres becoming millimetres becoming nothingtres as the concept of me is consumed by the foliage that carries on growing, bending – homing in on theContinue reading “Driving Through Foliage”

Silly-Savvy Art: Panic

‘Panic’ is the final of a series of three watercolour landscapes, inspired by my local walks during the UK’s Coronavirus pandemic lockdown. This scene depicts The Water Mill, in Great Cornard, and is based on a photograph I took, late April, whilst making the most of my once-a-day exercise. An army of viruses move in,Continue reading “Silly-Savvy Art: Panic”

Silly-Savvy Art: Anxiety

Second of a series of three watercolour landscapes, inspired by my local walks during the UK’s Coronavirus pandemic lockdown. This scene depicts Winthrop Farm in Chilton, and is based on a photograph I took, during April, whilst indulging in my daily exercise ration. A shadow on the garden wall, looks eerily like a mammotholian Coronavirus,Continue reading “Silly-Savvy Art: Anxiety”

Silly-Savvy Art: Complacency

First of a series of three watercolour landscapes, inspired by my local walks during the UK’s Coronavirus pandemic lockdown. This scene depicts some industrial warehouses in Chilton, and is based on a photograph I took just before our government woke up to the reality of the impending crisis; hence the title ‘Complacency’. The painting isContinue reading “Silly-Savvy Art: Complacency”