Mother, 46, sketches a doodle every day for a YEAR to capture life in the pandemic – from crying when schools closed to DIY haircuts by her children
- Angie Stevens, of Swansea, has been putting pen to paper in her garden shed
- Her daily diary documents the changes in day-to-day life since March last year
- Angie’s children Millie, 17, Evie, 13, and Gruff, 11, often feature in the drawings
A mother has sketched a daily doodle in her diary to document a whole year of family life while in lockdown.
Mother-of-three Angie Stevens, 46, from Swansea, South Wales, has been putting pen to paper in her garden shed to sketch her way through the pandemic.
The diary documents the changes in day-to-day life since March last year as the UK was plunged into multiple lockdowns.
Angie’s children Millie, 17, Evie, 13, and Gruff, 11, often feature in the heartwarming drawings, which include illustrations of self-distancing queues at the supermarket and daily walks with their dogs.
She also captured her morning trips to the front door to collect her milk bottles as well as the emotional highs and lows of homeschooling.
Angie said: ‘This pandemic is an important time in history and one day people will want to know all about it. I realised my doodles of our family could document the bizarre, inconsequential and funny moments during this really difficult time.’
A mother has sketched a daily doodle in her diary to document a whole year of family life while in lockdown. Mother-of-three Angie Stevens, 46, from Swansea, South Wales, has been putting pen to paper in her garden shed to sketch her way through the pandemic. Pictured, Angie having dropped the kids to school for the first time back
The diary documents the changes in day-to-day life since March last year as the UK was plunged into multiple lockdowns. Pictured, Angie having her hair trimmed by one of her three children, while their pet cat plays with the cut off locks
Angie’s three children Millie, 17, Evie, 13, and Gruff, 11, often feature in the heartwarming drawings, which include illustrations of the family watching the Queen’s speech regarding the pandemic in the living room of their Welsh home, pictured above
Evie and her dog Bonnie, pictured as they realise they can’t go anywhere during the nation’s lockdown. Angie said: ‘This pandemic is an important time in history and one day people will want to know all about it’
Angie becoming emotional when realising schools are to close. She is seen being comforted by her pet cat, while her hands are placed against her face in distress. Commenting on her drawings, the mother said: ‘I realised my doodles of our family could document the bizarre, inconsequential and funny moments during this really difficult time’
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Talented Angie says she has always loved sketching but picked it up again after having children with her 49-year-old husband Myles (pictured together in their home)
Angie pictured in her garden shed, which she has transformed into her own art studio. Her drawings are created using pens and watercolours to add depth
Family time! Angie’s loved ones sitting together on the couch. From left to right: Gruff, mother Angie, father Myles, Evie and Millie, along with their cats Renee and Miya and their dog Bonnie
A local playground closed due to the coronavirus. Describing the thought process behind her drawings, Angie said: ‘I wondered what I could draw about. I realised the best thing to draw about was what I knew – my own everyday life. I began drawing about family life in all its messy glory’
Angie blocks out the world with music while sitting next to her son Gruff, who is playing on his iPad, pictured left. Elsewhere, Angie shows Gruff, then 10, how to wash his hands, pictured right
Angie, dressed in a green blouse and blue skirt, tries to conduct a Zoom meeting with five other people while at her desk but her pesky pet cat keeps blocking her screen in this sketch
Angie’s family is illustrated clapping for the NHS during the nation’s first lockdown last year, pictured left, while Angie’s daughters Millie, 16, and Evie, 12, paint their window with a rainbow to celebrate the NHS, pictured right
Angie’s street in Swansea, South Wales, depicted during the NHS clapping in the first national lockdown during summer, last year
Angie cuddling son Gruff (pictured left and right), alongside their pet animals. Angie reflected: ‘Doodling helps me to stay in the moment. It helps me relax and forget any worries for a moment and put them into perspective.’
The mother’s children and animals look out on Angie’s empty street in Swansea, South Wales, while NHS signs and rainbows sketches sit above them in the windows in this artwork
Angie’s children returning to school, pictured left, and Angie taking Bonnie for a walk during the nation’s lockdown, pictured right
One of Angie’s three children sitting on their bed while homeschooling. The family’s two pets sit around the child, while the teenager completes their work on a laptop
Angie’s children waiting in line at their school, pictured left, and Angie waiting to enter a supermarket, pictured right, while trying not to panic about being near people from other households
One entry shows the ‘shortest school run in the world’ after her children were sent home following a positive case. The caption said: ‘Leave for school at 8 am. Back home by 8.30 am because your school year has to self isolate again as there are covid positive cases. Fun times. One is mortified, one is delighted because they missed P.E. And we wait. Again’ Pictured, the children waiting to return to school for the first day
Gruff with a worrying cold, pictured left, and in another drawing, the family discussing where they went for the day during their dinner time, pictured right
Angie illustrates NHS workers wearing PPE, with different medical professionals standing side-by-side. The last person is captured becoming emotional due to the pandemic
Angie with daughter Evie and their dog Bonnie on their doorstep, pictured left, while Angie is seen frantically cleaning the house as Gruff and Renee run off in another sketch, pictured right
Angie also captured her morning trips to the front door to collect her milk bottles (pictured) as well as the emotional highs and lows of homeschooling
Angie preparing for VE Day by sticking up bunting outside her home, featuring the Welsh flag and the Union Jack, pictured left. Pictured right: Angie’s mental list revealed while she’s seen shopping in a supermarket. Her list includes ‘Be kind to your fellow shopper’
Angie and her children, as well as their pet dog Bonnie, pictured together during Mother’s Day last year, which they celebrated while staying at home
One of Angie’s children celebrating getting the day off school due to a positive Covid case in their class, while another appears to be miserable with the news, pictured left. Pictured right: An NHS worker wearing PPE, with the caption ‘Stay at home, save lives’
Angie sits alongside one of her pet cats while feeling miserable after losing her temper with her three children during homeschooling in this sketch
One of Angie’s children struggle doing their homeschooling as they sit on their bed and use their laptop to work on their maths homework, pictured left, while another is seen celebrating a score on his exam work, pictured right
Angie sits in her garden shed, which she has turned into a miniature art studio, as she draws another daily sketch in her diary
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