Over the past few years, my blog has ebbed and flowed. When I first started blogging four years ago, I had oodles of time, so I regularly shared stories and memories. Then I got busier and started sharing photos. Then I got really busy and started sharing… nothing.

But I enjoy this community of bloggers and readers, so I keep coming back, even if it’s not as frequently. Life is different now since the COVID-19 pandemic, and instead of driving around taking photos, my husband and I have been staying close to home.

This has led to my rediscovering a love of sketching. I’m bound and determined to make this season of our life precious and meaningful, so things I’ve been leaving until “tomorrow” are now being done “today.”

A sketch based on the encouraging words Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry says to British Columbians at the end of her daily briefings during the COVID-19 pandemic.

When I was in high school, I had a wonderful art teacher who taught us how to do shading in pencil sketches. Pencil quickly became my favourite art medium. But after I graduated, I stopped sketching altogether. Now I’ve brought out the pencils and paper again.

It’s hard work, and I’m very rusty at drawing, but returning to an activity you loved as a kid is a great way to reconnect with the person you are.

This last sketch needed a lot of erasing and redoing. (I forgot how hard flowers were to draw!) But it’s good to know I still have a lot of learning to do, and the old sketching skills are still in there somewhere.

Stay safe and healthy, everyone!

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