This week has been no less disruptive than last week, a further string of unpredictable and rare events preventing any work getting done until around 2pm each day. On Monday we had to deal with a septic tank incident involving much sewerage, Tuesday I had a doctors' appointment (very rare for me), Wednesday laundering items affected by the septic tank incident (nice), Thursday voting in the EU elections and going to the bank, Friday more laundry and watching Theresa May's resignation speech on TV, and on Saturday I spent nearly all day changing passwords because an email account has got out into the wild and is being passed around some very dodgy places if my spam folder is anything to go by. In addition, Virgin Media are currently laying cables for the new Superfast Fibre upgrade in the street directly outside the house; my work room is single glazed, and bouts of drilling, cracking concrete, and pounding were deafening and made it hard to focus. It was interesting, though, and the cheery banter, singing and laughter of the workers was most entertaining - it is usually so quiet where I live, it was really quite nice to have them around!
However, I did manage to salvage a few hours each day for work, and these drawings were what came out of it: 6 views of a dried up chestnut, trying to discern how the first root and sprout come out of the kernel, with the image beneath showing what was inside when I picked off the shell; a peony tree flower after its petals were lost; and a small, gnarly apple tree in the garden.
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Heather Eliza Walker
Artist in Edinburgh, Scotland
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