Day 301

I went to bed late last night and listened to a 15 minute meditation. I don’t remember which one it was. I fell asleep quickly and had a rather lovely sleep.

I got up just a little after hubby and was pretty ready to start the day after a little complaining to wifey about not wanting to start the day. She gave me a nudge in the right direction.

So when hubby left for work, I worked out!! This is the first time in weeks that I’ve worked out. I took it much slower than normal because I was worried about getting light headed but I didn’t seem to have any problems. It was good getting back into it.

After the workout I had a French practice. It was one of my better ones. I only got a handful of things wrong. Then it was on to the art-ing.

I tried a simple watercolour of popsicles with inspiration from Super Easy Watercolour Popsicle Pattern. I used new paper and it wrinkled. I knew that it wouldn’t be as good as what I had been using but seeing it’s watercolour paper, I thought it’d do a bit better than it did. I’ll use it to practice single items and leave the better paper for landscapes.

In today’s Adventures of Arthur Puddles we find him having a nap with his puppy, Douglas, after working on a puzzle for National Puzzle Day. It was hard and they didn’t get far. The snack of choice was corn chips because it’s National Corn Chip day.

I am a bit late with my Happy List this week but at least I’ve got it done and I’ve already done some things from it. Woo! Go me.

  1. Meditate – 5 days
  2. 10 minute doodle – 5 days
  3. Watercolour – 3 days
  4. Sing – 2 days
  5. Write meal plan
  6. Use face mask – 1 day
  7. Eat breakfast – 4 days
  8. Be in bed before midnight – 3 days
  9. Workout – 5 days
  10. Smile for no reason for 10 minutes – 5 days

I’m pretty happy with today. I got more done than I have been including some cleaning. I hope your day has put a smile on your face. Happy hump day.


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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 301”

  1. I wonder why they think thinner paper is better for watercolor. I love watercolor paintings and would try my hand at it if I thought I was any good at it, but I’d want to use canvas-type paper. I like your Popsicles.

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    1. From everything I’ve read, the thicker the paper, the better. Although this was cheaper paper so I feel a bit more relaxed about using it. I’m just glad I get to practice.

      I started my watercolour journey with watercolour pencils. They are far less intimidating than paint. You can just use them like normal pencils, then use a brush to wash over it and it looks like watercolour. Glad I’ve moved onto the paints though. It’s been a lot of fun.

      I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Take care. =)

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  2. For watercolor you actually use thick and heavy paper. It can be expensive, but flow of water and pigment is so much better. That’s why thin paper causes problems.
    I’ve been painting in watercolor and teaching it for about 40 years, and I can say that it is much easier also to paint on thick paper since it does not come off with multiple layers and does not become bumpy . You will find suggestions on art supplies here:

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