I was planning to do the study in water colour pencils but in the end the oil pastels won out – the colours are so vibrant and tactile. It was so lovely working outside in the woods and the light changing under the leaf canopy gives a real sense or time passing.
The strangest thing though is writing about it afterwards….
Nobody: What’ve you been up to today Lou?
Me: Well, funny you should ask, I’ve been working on a Time Lapse study for Sweeter Now.
Me: it’s one of my songs
Nobody: ah, ok. What’s it about?
Me: Being a mum, loving being a mum. But also being a mum who sometimes sucks at being a mum
Nobody: shuffles awkwardly
Me: I didn’t write it for you.