Day 207

I only got about four hours sleep. When I got into bed around 2 am, I laid there. I heard a loud thump on the roof and started writing horror stories in my head. Then I heard a thump in the lounge room and felt a little uneasy. Eventually I fell asleep but woke before 7 am. I got up.

I drank coffee and logged on Duolingo for some French practice. I had finished the ‘travel 2’ topic, so I settled in for some timed practice runs. It gave me a lot of the words I first learned, they were fun and easy.

Then it was time for the Inktober 2019 prompt; 25. Tasty. I decided to use a pop art inspired reference. I started this sketch yesterday and gave up on it. I found the face far too hard. I really liked the reference and was determined to finish it so gave it another shot today.

It took hours and I’m not happy with it (when am I ever happy? #artistproblems) but I’m glad I finished it. I really need to practice sketching face features.

All challenge drawings can be found here…
Inktober 2019 on Three Peas, One Pod

From 10.30 am until about 1 pm I played WoW with friends. We had a great day, lots of smiles and a little success.

Then I worked on another Inktober prompt; 26. Dark. (I’ve almost caught up!!!!) This was an easy one for me, I went with dark chocolate by Lindt. I couldn’t draw the logo and I missed out some of the decorative detail but overall I love how this turned out. And yes, I have tried to eat it.

I then whipped up a sketch for my next Doodlewash watercolour but I haven’t coloured it yet. I’ll have to work extra hard at getting caught up on this challenge. Although, with wifey only here for a week and a half more, I can see less getting done this week as the clinging begins. It’s hard being so far away from someone for the better part of the year but it’s totally worth it. When it’s right, it’s right.

We finished the day with a scary movie, so I’m sure that means more frightful thuds in the night. Hopefully it’ll be a great sleep anyway.

I hope your weekend has been filled with things you love.


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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 207”

  1. Did you find out what went bump in the night? I’ve been getting a rude awaking every morning at dawn by the hordes of starlings that have made downtown their new home- thousands of little birdy feet on the tin roof sound like an army of gremlins trying to scratch through the roof!

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      1. Haha- hope u slept better. The horde was really at it this morning- they fly around in these giant schools- like fish. They flutter down at patches of ground or my roof for a few then suddenly up and storm off all at once . It’s a very unsettling sound- hundreds of little feet scampering and this almost metallic squeaking sound of their chirps.


      2. Haha- Hopefully you slept better. The horde was really at it this morning- luckily dawn (when they become active) coincides with my wake up time now.


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