Covid Creativity: 31Dec2021

by Susan Irving

I managed to get  free from Freddie kitten for 3 hours on a November afternoon and did this watercolour on cheap paper.  I did another one like it a few years ago, but thought I would try it again just to keep in practice.

The wheels are not right, but then I do seem to have problems doing wheels!  However, there was no time to try to correct it as my free time was up at that point and I needed to get it off of the table.

It is from a photo I took in Key West Florida in the 1990’s. I would like to try it in acrylic, but I first need Freddie kitten to be older and more responsible in the studio first. 

Mac’s Truck, Susan Irving, watercolour on paper, 11 x 14 inches

Two weeks later. Just an update on the truck painting.  I did manage to find another couple of kitten-free hours to fix the wheels a bit and finish it.  

Mac’s Truck V2, Susan Irving, watercolour on paper, 11 x 14 inches

Start the new year right, Collectif members, show us your creativity! Send JPG images of work completed since March 2020 to with up to 100 words per image describing what you did, materials used, inspiration, etc. Maybe share how you’re feeling more than a year into the Covid experience & how/if creativity helps. 

Give us informative, inspiring show & tell. Writers, send us poetry, lyrics, a short piece or excerpt and try to include a suitable illustration of some sort. For all images please include size (height by width), title & media. Thank you!

Happy New Year

All the creative best in 2022!!!


  1. I always love your watercolours, Susan! You make it look easy, but I know first hand it is not! Also, I think your wheels look just fine!


  2. Susan:

    The wheels look fine to me. I would get a cage for the cat. I imagine training them is about as easy as herding them.



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