Day 239

It was an early start to the day and I indulged in too many ‘Good Mythical Morning‘ episodes, while indulging in too many coffees. Once 8.30 am came around I was bouncing and ready to workout. It was another solid workout. I’ve really been pushing hard this week and for the most part, it’s been feeling great.

Then I moved on to art. It’s been… a day. I really wanted to try creating art with charcoal and pencil. I had a couple of ideas and just jumped in to try them. The charcoal was a lot messier than I thought and it didn’t apply well over the pencil. Even though it’s a bit of a disaster, there is something about it I like.

I tried a couple of pencil and ink sketches but I only finished the sketch of a ladybug and flowers. With a little digital help, the colours turned out pretty nice. I’m proud of myself for trying to do my own thing with no references.

I also worked on French and started putting together my plan for ‘Project Penguin’ that will run for all of 2020. I have about half a years worth of ideas already. I feel like I’m biting off more than I can chew but what’s life without a challenge or two?

I hope your day has been filled with the 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.

12 thoughts on “Day 239”

      1. I have got some charcoal but am yet to try it . I am currently doing an Online Landscape Painting Course, it’s for beginners- intermediate. I consider myself to be a beginner. I am learning about light, colour, atmospheric perspective plus lots of other technical stuff.

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      2. That’s fantastic. I’m a beginner too and don’t know much about the technical stuff. I should look into some online courses.

        I hope you’re having a creative week. =)


      3. I have started making Christmas Cards, don’t have too many to do.
        With my course I have been some exercises on different effect or time of day has on the same scene. Tomorrow I will be working on a landscape with a dull day. I will post the homework on my blog site after the weekend.


  1. Jolie coucher de soliel! And if u feel comfortable enough to venture into the yard may b try collecting a few bugs and plants to use as references – Je pense it’s always a good idea to draw from life- at least when u r starting out.

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