Evening guys, hope everyone is doing well! I've spent this week taking a little timeout of my usual creative outputs to pick up a brush and starting to paint again. Something I've not done in a very long time, I can tell you that! The new Rolling Stones track - 'Living In A Ghost Town' gave me inspiration to paint this canvas and the portraits of Mick, Ronnie, Charlie & Keith. Everyone is creating at the moment, so I thought I'd try my hand at it too! This really is the perfect time to channel your creativity into a project or a medium you've wanted to-do for years but never had the chance, preciously what I did with my canvas.

I really enjoyed painting, I can tell you it's as therapeutic as they say and has really taken my mind off things this week! I've felt genuinely fine throughout lockdown, keeping myself busy with setting myself personal tasks and of course, keeping in touch with friends.

Mental health wise, I've had my fair dose of down days like anyone at this time, but thankfully the good days have out-weighed the bad. I'm currently in a very lucky position, as at the moment I'm back living back at my parents house, this has its silver linings as I'm very grateful for the outdoor space, which has been especially nice in the warm, sunny weather of late, kicking back with a beer in the garden is something everyone needs right now!

I didn't put much planning into my painting, only by sketching out the text and the general positions of where I wanted the faces, everything else was free hand. I've not painted in years, but I am pretty happy with the end result. Believe me, I made a lot of mistakes, but the beauty of acrylic is I just let it dry and paint over them! My main goal with this painting was, to capture who the characters are and make it clear who is who! Standards were set pretty low! Jokes aside, I wanted to create my painting to remember this time in lockdown, what I achieved, what I didn't achieve and most importantly - what I've learnt in this time of self reflection and isolation.

I wanted to create something real, something I can actually physically see and to touch, rather than my usual digital film content. I plan to hang up this painting when I move out again, this painting will always remind me of lockdown and I hope it to be a good conversation starter, when we're all back living the dream!

Check tonight's YouTube out where you can catch up with me and where I show you guys what else I've created lately, as well as giving you my tips and tricks on staying positive during this time we all find ourselves in.

Cheers & stay safe,


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