Day 177

I woke up just before hubby left for work and I was tired. All I wanted to do was crawl back into bed and sleep for another 6 hours. Instead, soon as hubby was out the door, I worked out. It was tough. My knee has really been hurting lately and I finally remembered why.

Back in 2013 hubby and I went on a cruise around New Zealand. One night, around 2 am, I drunkenly slipped on the deck and twisted my knee. The next day my knee was outrageously sore and I spent 4 weeks on crutches. That’s the knee that is now giving me trouble during my workouts. Ugh.

After the workout I got straight into a French lesson. It was another strong practice. I’m loving these restaurant words. I was also able to use a new phrase I’d learned when chatting with a friend yesterday. He asked if I would like a coffee, to which I replied; Je voudrais un cafe.

Next I attempted the Doodlewash – September 2019 prompt; 22. Children. I found a cute picture of two boys reading a book. I started the sketch but there were too many things I didn’t know how to do. It looks different to the photo but I think it’s worth finishing. I put this sketch on the ‘finish at a later time’ pile.

So knowing I wouldn’t be able to finish that (after about 3 hours of sketching), I moved on to another ‘child’ drawing.

The next attempt was a solo child sitting on the beach. Working with watercolour pencils is hard and time consuming. I spent about 3 hours working on this one. I started soft and added layer after layer. There are some things I like, there are some things I don’t. I’m looking forward to my next attempt.

All challenge drawings can be found here…
Doodlewash – September 2019 on Three Peas, One Pod

It was nice spending the whole day doing arts. There will definitely be more days like this in the future. I hope your day was bright and enjoyable.


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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.

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