Rainbows bring colour and hope to neighbours windows during the Covid-19 pandemic.
During the current Covid-19 lock down when everyone stays at home apart from our daily walk for exercise it is wonderful to see so many rainbows in peoples windows.
I think the rainbows in windows idea started as a fun game for children to spot the decorations on their daily walks but has now become a way of saying thank you to NHS staff and key workers who our going out to work, putting themselves at risk to look after those who need care.
When I am out on my walk with my family I know the colourful windows really lift our spirits during this strange time when a lot of what we take for granted, like seeing loved ones and having a day out are no longer possible.
I wanted to capture a few of these with my sketches and put them up on my virrtual window, for a lot more people to see. I will try and do a few more and I hope you like them and they make you smile 🙂
There is beauty all around us. Stop and have a look some time.
Waiting in the car today, I noticed how beautiful the ironwork on these huge windows is on Inverleith Row. These windows, on the first floor are huge, I expect you could walk straight out of one without ducking, should you wish to do so.
Tonight’s sketch is a colourful number from a cafe on St Mary’s Street. I popped into ‘Circus’ for a cup of tea and sat near the rear of the bright and colourful bistro looking out over their lovely wee courtyard.
Unfortunately the sky was full of showers on the day but I imagine on another it would be a great little sun trap.
From the card I picked up on the way out I can see the cafe is full of activity; workshops, live music, art exhibitions and more. Pop in for a look and a bite to eat, and if the sun is shining I could well be sketching in the courtyard 🙂
From my bus journey to work yesterday morning this sketch shows just how crowded the bus was and how rainy and damp it was outside. The windows are all steamed up with condensation so I have to wipe a space clear to see just how rainy and damp it really is out there.
It was a bit windy today, and still is by the looks of it so I left the two wheeler under the stairs and headed to work via the number 8 bus. One thing the bus gives you is sketch time. I sat right at the front and concentrated on the corner looking out of the window.
Time flies when your wanting just a few more minutes, and before I knew it we’d turned past The Balmoral and onto the North Bridge. Time to ring the bell.
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