Wednesday 6 January 2021

WOYWW 605: What a Difference a Week Makes

 Morning and welcome to my weekly contribution to Julia's long running blog get together over on Stamping Ground, where desks are revealed.

My desk today reflects the dual role it will be playing (more than ever) until schools reopen again; used for crafting and also for remote learning delivery when not in school, supporting a Y8 hub of vulnerable children/children of key workers.  This may well continue until half term at the very least so it will be interesting to see how things go, especially with my KS2 classes.  On the positive side, I have kept up my New Year's Resolution to continue a daily drawing.  I find it an even more important way to start the day in these increasingly stressful times.

I was convinced for a long time that I couldn't draw and I am still uncomfortable drawing people and faces, however there are lots of great online tutorials and step by steps online which have helped a great deal.

Hope you are all coping with lockdown and will get round to visiting, by tomorrow hopefully, lesson schedules and Zoom meetings permitting.


  1. I am glad you are continuing your daily drawings, they are so good! Good luck with the online teaching, and hope you get time for some crafting too. Helen #2

  2. Your drawings, as always are fabulous!

    My grandson participates in the Inktober project. The first time he participated it was a project for his art class. Now, I think it is just something that he uses to challenge himself!

    Be well and stay safe,
    Chana Malkah

  3. Happy New year,

    Love all your drawing but have to say my favourite in the husky,
    I an doing something similar i am knitting a blanket for charity and every day we are given a different square, have to say its fun,

    Take care and stay safe,

    Lilian B#11

  4. I do enjoy your daily draweings and must say I am impressed. Love that husky.
    Reading what you have to do as a teacher during lockdown (saw on Julia's blog) it is a big workload. Can understand the parental side of it but oh boy is it putting a lot of work on your shoulders. I still say the teachers should be vaccinated early. Just glad I am out of that profession now.
    Happy New Year to you, stay safe and well,
    Hugs, Neet 17 xx

  5. Fab drawings as usual. Hope all goes well with the children in school during these crazy times. Hugs, Sue #21 x

  6. Hi Sarah!

    Well done on keeping up with your drawings... the bait one made me chuckle!

    Happy WOYWW!

    Morti #23

  7. Brilliant drawings, Sarah! I love the little smiley worm on the hook LOL! Very inventive as well! Our school's doing much better with the remote learning this time around - back in the spring it was mainly tasks posted online, which required more interaction from us parents, but now they're sticking to the time table and live streaming all lessons. Our new normal, I guess, but it does come with some positives. Take care and stay safe xx zsuzsa #26

  8. Practise makes perfect, your drawings are great and you enjoy them so that’s the important thing. Hope the teaching goes ok, keep safe lovely gal.
    Hugs LLJ 16 xxx

  9. Still lovin your sketches, pleased you're keeping them up.
    Stay warm and safe
    Christine #28

  10. I hope the remote learning goes well.
    Love your drawings. The swing brought back some fond memories with cousins in rural Minnesota.
    Have a great week!
    Carol N #30

  11. No one is a bad drawer...draw... drawest....Artist! (bad speller maybe but never a bad person who draws!) Whatever your style it is always perfect. Think of Lowry who painted stick people. Anyway !! Your dog is lovely!!Happy WOYWW Stay Safe and keep crafting! ((Lyn)) #25

  12. Good luck with the lessons ((((hug))). I too am working from home again - thankfully no lessons but admin and support via emails etc. Well done on the drawing - i am rubbish at keeping things going. Have a great week Soojay#31

  13. That's great that you've continued your daily drawing! Remote learning is wearing on my nerves ~ Our schools are hoping to open mid Feb. but I'm not holding my breath. Enjoy the rest of your week ~ Love, Karen #32

  14. Super drawings yet again, love the little worm despite him being bait!
    Hope the remote working goes OK.
    Happy New Year BJ#24

  15. Good morning, Sarah!

    Glad to know you are teaching from home! So much safer at this time. Our neighborhood children are still attending, but split classes and reduced hours, except if one falls behind. Then they must attend both sessions. Seems like that defeats the purpose, to me.

    Hopefully we will find a safe “ new normal “ soon!

    I am impressed with your daily habit of journaling!
    Stay safe and well
    Happy Wednesday


  16. Hi Sarah! Good for you keeping up with the drawing! It is very true the more you do the better you get! I find, even with the couple of weeks I've been Bullet Journaling, that my lines are straighter, I can draw quicker, and copy things better. My hands are just cooperating more! Maybe I will take up drawing again! Have a wonderful week! Lindart #35

  17. Well done on your daily drawings, I think they are really good. And well done you on coping with the challenges lockdown is giving you.
    Take good care and happy new year.
    Lynn xx 20

  18. Again, you teachers and school staff have had to adjust overnight and start a new series of teaching in two different ways, I sincerely hope it’s not causing you too much stress, your workload must be pushed to a limit by all these changes. Now more than ever, enjoy your down time and don’t forget to honestly allow yourself some do nothing time!

  19. Hi Sarah, Great drawings - love the husky especially. I don't think any amount of online tutorials would give me the confidence to draw! Having said that, LLJ's Do It Badly post has got me thinking... nothing to stop me having a go, then deciding they are rubbish and binning them without sharing them to the world lol. Good luck with the teaching - these lockdowns and changes are having such an impact on children, I wonder if they will ever bounce back! Have a lovely week, Heather xx #14

  20. Your daily drawings are such fun, Sarah, and I'm glad you've decided to continue them this year. I think the more you do, the better you will get and the more your confidence will increase. Doing a little each day is definitely the best way!

    Happy WOYWW,
    Shoshi #18

  21. HI Sarah, I am thinking the drawing will be a good mental therapy. I still find my self mostly feeling hopeful watching people get vaccinated on the news that life, could start being less isolated soon. ( well next fall but, still) you know what I mean at least there is an end in sight some day. (( HUGS )) ~Stacy #34

  22. Great drawings and yes you can draw! Even people who are naturally talented (like my grand daughter)improve with practice. Have a great week Angela #13

  23. Thanks for your return visit, Sarah, and for all your kind remarks! Glad you enjoyed your visit.

    Shoshi x #18

  24. Wonderful drawings. Do yu follow a specific list or just whatever you feel? Either way, great job! Happy week. Dorlene #33

  25. I'm so glad you have found something to help you relax a bit - your drawings are fantastic. Sorry I'm late. Wishing you a happy belated WOYWW. Take care and stay safe. With love & God Bless, Caro xxx (#10)

  26. Each drawing is such an excellent representation of the prompt!
    Sorry for the late visit!
    Happy New Year and happy WOYWW!
    Susan #15
    Calling All Crafters! – My personal Blog!

  27. Hi Sarah!
    Someday there will be a new normal that does not require us to be locked down. I admire all of you delivering remote- learning. I love your sketches. You are talented. Creative Blessings! Kelly #29


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