Day 220

I woke around 7 am and pondered what sort of art I wanted to do today. An hour and a half later, I went for a shower to avoid having to decide.

Once out of the shower I quickly jumped into French. I did two levels from the new group of words I’m learning, then kept doing timed practice runs. If I didn’t stop my French practice, I wouldn’t have to work out art.

French went on for far too long. The second I stopped, I jumped up to do some housework. If I didn’t finish housework, I wouldn’t have to work out art. I got the kitchen clean and a bunch of other odd jobs scattered through the house.

Once back at the computer I started to browse some ‘village’ photos for inspiration. I got a message from a friend and quickly got disracted playing WoW with him. If I was doing that, I wouldn’t have to work out art. We had fun and he inspired me to art. While we were hanging out he did a quick sketch and it was awesome. I knew I had to try.

I found a photo of a little blue truck on the street. I used watercolour pencils and finished with a thicker ink pen than I’ve been using. While it was much easier to make lines on the rough paper, I feel they turned out too thick. I’d prefer to make thicker lines with a thin ink pen. I learned some stuff.

I now have my two latest watercolours in a frame on the table. I like them.

I hope art-spiration strikes early tomorrow.

Happy weekend. I hope it’s full of relaxing, inspiration and fun with friends.


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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.

15 thoughts on “Day 220”

  1. The trick is ignoring the little procrastinator devil on your shoulder telling you โ€œdonโ€™t bother startingโ€- one u set pencil or brush to paper he tends to disappear ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. I think it could be some time still. xD Even after months of learning, I don’t know enough to write a post.

      I’ve set a goal to write a full French post for my 40th birthday. (That’s the goal of my blog; achieving things before 40.)

      I hope you’re having a fantastic weekend. =)

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    1. Thanks so much. I really appreciate you stopping by. ^^ I’m having lots of fun learning how to use watercolour pencils. I love the look of the watercolour/ink combo.

      I hope you and your family are having a glorious weekend. Take care. =)


    1. Thanks. ^^ I’ve been trying to colour darker with the watercolour pencils to get it done in one or two washes. I like the boldness of it. I hope you’re having a creative weekend!!


      1. Duolingo has lots of languages. It’s also free to use. I really like the lessons. Lots of audio and visual prompts. Plus you can hover over each word to see the translation. Very easy to learn. =)


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