Wednesday, 7 March 2007
Heard something on the radio earlier, a poor woman who lives on the Yorkshire coast (U.K.) who's property is falling into the sea. She and her husband are losing everything including their business.
The rest of the piece was about how the coastal areas of Britain are among the most deprived in the country. A combination of seasonal employment (therefore seasonal UN-employment), poor standards of living, rural deprivation, poor education and lack of aspiration have put seaside towns into a bit of a mess.
As I live on the Norfolk coast, and paint in a studio 40 yards from the edge of the land, I'm feeling a bit dark this morning.
Painted a self portrait yesterday.....not sure if I like it.
I'll get it up on here and see if anyone else does.