2020 turned out to be a year of injury: in March an injury to my left knee put me on crutches for three-months; then in the autumn an old spinal injury resurfaced and put me once again on crutches for a very long time; even now I am still in daily discomfort, sometimes pain that roots me to the spot. More recently in the last six-months I have developed a problem affecting the manipulation of the fingers of my left hand. Nevertheless, I have completed a commission I am pleased to say, and am now looking around the studio (now I can get back up the steps) to finish those projects that stalled during injury time.
I have completed the Russian Military rail truck diorama, called 'Retaken' which models a supply dump retaken by Soviet Forces during their push toward Berlin; there are new photographs closing the build on the appropriate page. There are more stalled projects to complete, and I am working on those too; my wife during lockdown has taken to collecting pre-owned Barbie dolls; she sews and knits new costumes for them and I am amazed at her skills, and my role is to repair their various broken heads, arms, legs prior to them acquiring their new clothes. I am rapidly becoming surrounded by little women.
There is clearly something very serious to say in respect of Covid:
I would advise everyone to manage their expectations, for 2021 is likely to be very similar to 2020 whilst we attempt to vaccinate the entire world before this Covid virus mutates into something we cannot stop. Being vaccainated does not allow you to break the Lockdown restrictions, and a vaccinated person can still infect other people, so we are in for the long haul until everyone is vaccinated. This is the worst war we humans have ever faced, far worse than the 1918-1919 pandemic, there are still people out there that haven't grasped how serious this worldwide pandemic is right now: the Covid virus is on the march, assimilating new abilities as it passes in and out of victims. It really is a race against time to stop the virus before it stops us. Please obey the Rules.
Humanity is not immune to extinction.