A violent storm tantrumed through the estate, kicking up litter and spitting on windows. Orange and purple and blue-grey clouds fled the scene in shame.
There's been a storm in town today. The trees have been buffeted and shaken. The walls and roof panels and roller doors of this unit have rattled and groaned. Flurries of rain have battered the windows.
There's been a storm indoors as well. I turned my bag of scrap paper and card upside down and shook the contents out across the floor. I shall cut and tear and stick today, I told myself.
One of this week's tasks in The Artist Way is to make a life pie chart. I decided to do it as a collage:
With collage on my mind, I then recreated the scene outside my window: one spindly tree, poking out from behind another industrial unit, silhouetted against a turbulent sky.
I chose a paper bag for the backdrop. Black and blue sugar paper for the unit and tree. A burst of sunshine smeared through cloud and glass had me reaching for yellow card and tracing paper. And a strip of crumpled purple envelope became brooding clouds.
The sun has set and the rain has ceased but the wind and clouds keep coming. The weather changes and we change but the planet spins on.
Richard Pettitt, cartoonist.