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Around Liverpool

October 2020

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People walking past

Recent sketches plus other stuff can be found at the Drawing section of jonkenna.com

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Roads and canals

Some of my recent black and white shots such as this one can be found in the Photographing section of jonkenna.com.

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Round Here

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That easy, thaaaaat easy

I’m a recent convert to not just the Bob Ross way of painting but the Bob Ross way of living!

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Linda McCartney Retrospective

Booked to see this on 16 Aug.

https://www.liverpoolmuseums.org.uk/whatson/walker-art-gallery/exhibition/linda-mccartney-retrospective#section–the-exhibition

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Thunder storms make everything better

I’m writing this in the middle of a thunder storm and already it’s better than it would have been without the thunderstorm. I do most of my writing in a shed in the back garden and sheds are the perfect things for being in when there’s a thunderstorm because you can hear and see everything better and you feel like you’re really IN the thunderstorm. Like in the film The Wizard of Oz where the house gets picked up and carried away by the thunderstorm, that’s what it feels like in my shed during one. Even that film was better because it had a thunderstorm in it. I enjoy writing more when I’m doing it in a thunderstorm; it feels more exciting. I don’t know if my writing is actually better when it’s been written in a thunderstorm but I’m guessing, yes. Actually what would be really good is if whenever anyone reads my writing they do it during a thunderstorm. That way my writing will seem better even if it isn’t and I can take credit for better writing when really it’s just that people read in in thunderstorms. A bit impractical though for people to have to wait for a thunderstorm before they can read my writing. It might take a long time to finish any of my writing if you could only read it in thunderstorms. And you might get distracted by the thunderstorm and end up not even taking in what you’re reading. And that would mean I’d wasted my time even writing the thing. I could have just sat back and watched the thunderstorm instead of banging away at the laptop. Because nothing can compete with a thunderstorm, certainly not my crappy bit of writing. In fact, come to think of it, forget all that I said about thunderstorms. Don’t bother reading during a thunderstorm and I won’t bother writing during one. I hope we don’t even get any more thunderstorms actually. They’re such a pain in the arse.

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Around for 40 years and still not flagging

How can you be an artist for 40 years and still be fresh and relevant? One way is through constantly changing, trying new things and breaking new ground. The other way is to be Elvis Costello. Have a listen to his new track and notice the words too. The lyrics of this are just as much of a gut punch as the music.

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Working from shed.

Had another great Skype team meeting just now but it’s raining so hard and so loudly on the roof of my man shed that someone asked me if I’d made an early start, banging pans for carers.