Day 156

After a rather restless night, I managed to sneak past the 7 am alarm. I woke just after 8 am and spent a few minutes with hubby before he raced off to work. Then, I sat and sat some more. By 10 am I zombie shuffled back to bed and made my way to dreamland.

When second morning came around (mid afternoon), the day had heated up. The unusual warmth wasn’t very motivating (or I was really stretching to find an excuse not to do the day), so I continued my day of doing nothing.

By late afternoon I was determined to at least get some art supply shopping done. I started on some arts and craft websites, ventured past some clothing stores and ended up in the deep and dark depths of Ikea. My shopping trip had been unsuccessful.

I realised I wasn’t even sure what I should be shopping for when it comes to watercolour. Do I want paint or pencils or both? What’s a good brand for a beginner? What’s the best paper? I visited a few blogs of watercolour artists that I like but I still feel pretty unsure of what I should be looking for.

I then spent a couple of hours catching up with a friend this evening. That was the laugh-light of my day. This friend has some crazy and colourful stories. He has been through some pretty tough stuff and always strives to be a better person. I find it very inspirational.

My day seems like a bit of a waste. I didn’t art. I didn’t French. I didn’t workout. I am finishing the day with a smile though, so it can’t be all bad.

I hope your day has been filled with interesting conversations with unique people.


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Tilly Collins

I'm on a life changing journey to 40. There will be ups, there will be downs. I'm like a roller coaster but with more agoraphobia.

5 thoughts on “Day 156”

  1. For beginners I would recommend getting a set of watercolors in a little tin- that way you don’t half to fool around with dozens of tubes of paint. I haven’t tried the pencils but they may work well to. And somehalf way decent student grade synthetic brushes should work fine. Good luck 🙂

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    1. Thanks for the advice. xD I’m still having trouble deciding which ones I’m actually going to get but I’ll be getting both paint and pencil. I’m sure I’ll have fun with both!

      Hope you’re having a great weekend! =)

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      1. Just make sure to get a warm and a cool hue if each primary color (like ultramarine and turquoise blues) at least and a few of the mixtures (like purple and green etc)- I had a good kit with an illustration on tulips on the tin- can’t remember which brand though. Daniel Smith, Utrecht and Windsor and Newton r all excellent brands though. Grumbacher to.

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