365…31

The last day of January. Just like that, we’re already one full month into 2019. I’m thirty-one days into my creativity project. I have 31 paintings, 31 photographs and 31 pages of writing.

(Actually I have more than 31 photographs, but who’s counting?)

Photo of the Day

Today’s photo came to me while I was sitting at my desk at work. I work in a GC Workplace work space and, for some reason, I always choose the same spot, a corner with a window. My view is rue Wellington in Hull. I just happened to glance outside as a man was getting out of his parked car. I watched as he walked to the parking meter, then back to his car, lock and and turn to walk away. He stopped, turned back towards his car and just stood there for five or so seconds. I watched him glance towards the second parking meter. My eyes followed his and I was surprised to see a fire hydrant next to the parking meter. Like right next to it. Mind made up, he left his car to continue on his way.

I continued working but I just couldn’t get over the mixed message of a parking meter and a fire hydrant parked side by side. So… you guessed it. During my lunch break, I went for a walk, right by the meter and hydrant and stopped to get a picture before continuing on.

parking meter beside a fire hydrant
031/365 Photo of the day
Conflicting message…to park or not to park?
31 Jan 2019 ©WQuinn

Painting of the day

I pulled the watercolour card from the pad then sat staring at it for several minutes, wondering what to paint. Nothing was coming to me. I thought I’d start with a blue sky, but that just didn’t feel right. Then I looked up and the cover of the watercolour pad, where I had just taken a sheet, jumped out at me. It was an image of a meadow of cherry trees in blossom. So, I painted my interpretation of that image. It took me a little over an hour to complete…the longest painting so far.

watercolour painting of a purplish sky with white fluffy clouds, a meadow with six cherry trees in full blossom and a small path meandering through the meadow.
031/365 Painting of the day
Cherry blossoms in the meadow
31 Jan 2019 ©WQuinn
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