Part 2, project 3, exercise 1

This is a poignant drawing and I may have deviated from the brief somewhat. My neighbour’s husband died on Wednesday after being taken ill on New Year’s Eve. We’re a small community and a tight little neighbourhood so everyone rallied round to look after dogs and domestic needs while, let’s call her Wendy, sat at her husband’s bedside in the hospital. Now she’s home and her family is with her, we’re on standby to be the shoulders she’ll need after they’ve all gone. Tonight, I took a little LED candle and put it on her doorstep with a note. This is the smallest of compositions with the biggest meaning any of us will encounter; dreadful, awful, heart breaking loss and grief. It’s sitting on my easel with some tiny lights over it, and it will stay there now for a while.

I’m not sure I want to post the drawing without the lights because this isn’t about me, is it? This is for my neighbour.



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