Day 318

Today was a bit of a different day of creative. I spent the first few hours of the day singing. I was so close to having a recording that I would share. It was really enjoyable. I like having a good voice day.

I have had a watercolour painting light week and that has bothered me. I’ve really been slacking with the art-ing. So instead of looking for a photo for inspiration, I jumped on Youtube to find something easy I could follow. I chose; Easy Watercolour for Beginners. I really like the sky and the rock face. The things I don’t like about the painting, I already know how I could do them differently. It was a good learning experience.

In today’s Adventures of Arthur Puddles we find him getting a dancing lesson from a lovely hippopotamus ballerina for World Hippo Day. He wasn’t very good at it but he had lots of fun.

That was about it for the day. Before I sign off today, I do want to address something I read earlier this morning. I am not saying this to cause offence and if you are offended by anything I say, I am very sorry.

I grew up dealing with emotional abuse and sexual abuse and the only reason I got through those things is because I had unconditional love and support from my mum. Needless to say when I see a parent being slandered for being a good parent, I get a little triggered. Once again, please don’t be offended by my rant.

For those who don’t want to read my rant, thanks for reading the post up until now. I really appreciate the time and interest you take in my posts. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend coming up. May it be filled with family, creativity, relaxing, fun and all the things that make you smile.



Before the day had even begun, I was triggered. Why? you may ask. I was casually clicking round the internet and saw a post about Charlize Theron who had posted a photo of her adopted transgender child (quiet some time ago but I just found it today). The comments that followed were outrageous. What right do people have to judge?

If you can boldly claim that it’s child abuse and a child isn’t wise enough to know if they are transgender or not, please have a conversation with any transgender adult. It’s not common that they say it’s something that happened later in life. It’s VERY common to hear that they felt that way from the time they were little but didn’t think it was okay and didn’t know they could do anything about it. I can guarantee that people making these bold statements are ruled by their own fear. Fear of the unknown. Fear of something they can’t ‘fix’.

How are these attitudes any different to the Australian settlers who stole aboriginal children from their families to be raised by white families because ‘they know better’. We realise the mistakes that were made then and we continue to do the same thing in 2020.

I am so tired of the judgements. I am so tired of the angst. Our world doesn’t need to be fuelled by negativity and constantly bashing other people. I don’t understand how people think they are helping when they are saying such hurtful things. If her transgender child reads those comments saying how wrong it is, that child will be hurt and even more confused. Is it really okay to hurt someone else’s child? A child that you don’t even personally know. A child you have never had a conversation with.

To Charlize Theron; I applaud you for being a good parent. I thank you for not dumping the prejudices of the world on your precious children. I am inspired by the way you support, encourage, uplift and love your children for who they are.

Anyone that sees it as less than what it is, which is a supportive parent, is not seeing the picture clearly. If you want to live like it’s 1840 then you can take this one to the bank; If you have nothing nice to say, don’t say anything at all.


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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.

6 thoughts on “Day 318”

  1. Sing it sister! Honestly one of the reasons I almost quit Facebook was all the venomous ignorent nonsense I was seeing- unfortunately much of it from people I’m related to. So I stead of feeling embarrassed at and appalled by the things they were liking and sharing- I decided I would just no longer follow them- rather than losing all respect for them whatsoever. At this point I avoid looking at commentary – esp on news articles- and I never post or like anything political- in fact I’ve been trying to click “hide all from this person” on every meme I come across- I’m just tired of seeing that stuff regurgitated over and over again.

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    1. Thanks for the support. =) I try my hardest to stay away from all the negative stuff. I honestly wasn’t expecting to see them on that post though. That’s why I felt the need to say something about it. Support and being positive is something we should all be aiming for.

      Have a great week!! =)

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      1. I’ve found my blood pressure doesn’t suddenly rise as much ever since I stopped reading commentary on news articles 🙂 I highly suggest you try that to!

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  2. Tilly, I rather liked your rant. I can’t figure out what people are so afraid of that they feel the need to judge whatever isn’t in their realm of normalcy. What is it that terrifies them about differences? I wonder what these people see when they look in the mirror.

    Your watercolor: Yes, the sky and rock portray the shades and lighting well. I know you stated that you know what to do with the rest but I want to voice my opinion anyway. You can toss is out the window if you like. I think there needs more transition between the light shades and the dark ones. Again, it’s just my opinion and it’s your painting, not mine.

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    1. Thank you for your support with my rant. I was very unsure if I should post it but I felt it was important to say something because I did feel so strongly.

      In regards to the watercolour, I couldn’t agree more. When I first painted the background mountains, they came out too far over the water. So it was a desperate attempt to save that area. I know I could get a better transition in a lot of those areas. I’m looking forward to my next practice.

      I hope you and your family have a marvellous week ahead. Take care. =)

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