Day 159

Today hasn’t been a good day. I thought my head cold was almost over but instead, it hit hard. Everything in my body ached and I didn’t have the energy to even be awake. I spent the entire day asleep.

Tomorrow hubby is back to work and the week officially starts. I’m going to try and have a consistently productive week. I’m sure I’ll need some extra rest still but I need to get back to life changing.

I hope you’ve had a wonderful day.



Day 158

I woke up around 8 am and sat down for quiet conversation with wifey. She beamed at me as I started my ‘gamer rant’ about upcoming mythic dungeons in WoW. I started playing the game because of her not long after we met and I couldn’t stand the game. I definitely wasn’t a ‘gamer’. Now, I kinda am (even if I deny it ’til I’m blue in the face.)

My morning was spent running dungeons and for the most part, it was painful and unpleasant. It’s a special kind of torture I put myself through every week. I’m hanging in there because I know that soon I’ll have some great people to play with. Also hanging in there for the healer. We’ve been doing this for about 3 years now, every Sunday.

Once I’d set childish things aside, I pulled out my pencil to tackle the Doodlewash – September 2019 prompt; 4. Pen. I found a fountain pen reference picture and got to it. This was my first attempt at a close up hand and for the most part, I’m happy with it. I know how I would do it better if I did it again.

All challenge drawings can be found here…
Doodlewash – September 2019 on Three Peas, One Pod

As soon as I had finished and taken the photo of the pen drawing, I picked up my pencil again to tackle the next prompt; 5. Cup. I knew exactly what cup I wanted to draw and I hope this flamingo tea set finds its way into my home at some point. It’s so amazing!!!

I finished the day with a smooth French practice run and a movie. It’s time for bed.

I hope you have sweet dreams the next time you’re in dreamland.


Day 157

I slept past alarm o’clock for another day. I’m enjoying the extra sleep. My head is still stuffy and I’m well and truly over it.

I’m not sure how long I pondered the day over coffee but it was longer than I should. I tried to art shop again and didn’t get anywhere. I’m the worst at shopping. This is just one of many areas in my life that is really starting to bring me down. Why is art supply shopping so difficult?

By lunchtime I had to bribe myself to get some actual work done (I’m such a child) but it was enough motivation to get onto the second prompt from the Doodlewash – September 2019 event; 2. Cloth. I used a reference picture on Artist Network.

All challenge drawings can be found here…
Doodlewash – September 2019 on Three Peas, One Pod

I wasn’t very happy with my attempt at cloth, so I moved onto the next prompt; 3. Shoes. I was going to draw a pair of converse sneakers but only one would fit (from the reference picture I used.) Converse are my favourite shoes, so I really loved this sketch.

All challenge drawings can be found here…
Doodlewash – September 2019 on Three Peas, One Pod

I finished the day with a little French. I’m sure if someone French heard me speaking they’d find it comical at best. In a house filled with very English speakers, I sound dangerously French and I like it.

J’espère que vous avez un week-end fantastique rempli de bonheur.
(I hope you have a fantastic weekend filled with happiness.)


Day 156

After a rather restless night, I managed to sneak past the 7 am alarm. I woke just after 8 am and spent a few minutes with hubby before he raced off to work. Then, I sat and sat some more. By 10 am I zombie shuffled back to bed and made my way to dreamland.

When second morning came around (mid afternoon), the day had heated up. The unusual warmth wasn’t very motivating (or I was really stretching to find an excuse not to do the day), so I continued my day of doing nothing.

By late afternoon I was determined to at least get some art supply shopping done. I started on some arts and craft websites, ventured past some clothing stores and ended up in the deep and dark depths of Ikea. My shopping trip had been unsuccessful.

I realised I wasn’t even sure what I should be shopping for when it comes to watercolour. Do I want paint or pencils or both? What’s a good brand for a beginner? What’s the best paper? I visited a few blogs of watercolour artists that I like but I still feel pretty unsure of what I should be looking for.

I then spent a couple of hours catching up with a friend this evening. That was the laugh-light of my day. This friend has some crazy and colourful stories. He has been through some pretty tough stuff and always strives to be a better person. I find it very inspirational.

My day seems like a bit of a waste. I didn’t art. I didn’t French. I didn’t workout. I am finishing the day with a smile though, so it can’t be all bad.

I hope your day has been filled with interesting conversations with unique people.


Day 155

I’ve been going to bed later than I should be. By the time midnight creeps around, I simply don’t want to. When I do get into bed, I just lay there, thinking. Eventually I fall asleep, sleep isn’t too terrible but I know it’s not enough.

When the 7 am alarm rang, I crawled out of bed and curled up on the sofa, almost ready to start my day. I’m feeling better than yesterday. A couple of days and I should be feeling back to normal. I hope.

French was first on the agenda. It was another solid practice run.

Even though I’m late (again), I’ve decided to participate in the Doodlewash – September 2019 event. I will be doing solo prompts this time around and will be starting with lead. I should get some colour pencils before it ends. I’ll try and catch up in the next day or two.

The first prompt; light bulb. I took my inspiration from this lovely cluster of bulbs.

All challenge drawings can be found here…
Doodlewash – September 2019 on Three Peas, One Pod

This month I’m also going to focus on sketching all things human…. and maybe some animals. I attempted to sketch eyes today. I used basic guides I had found on Pinterest.

I spent most of the afternoon watching Stranger Things and browsing drawing stuff on Pinterest. I’m enjoying my return to art. Think I might try painting soon. Plus, I’m going to teach wifey how to knit. Fun stuff ahead.

I hope your day has been eye opening and pleasant.


Day 154

The morning started at 7 am and I was okay with that. My head is still feeling stuffy but I am feeling better than yesterday. I sipped coffee and jumped into French practice. I feel confident that I can start some new words next week. I still have issues with the student/studying thing but I know where the problem is and I just need to think it through more.

The next thing on the creative agenda was the final sketch from the Doodlewash – August 2019 challenge. I used three prompts; 15. Cycle + 30. Clothes + 31. Suitcase. My first idea was to sketch someone riding a bicycle, with open suitcase on the back and clothes flying out. Too hard.

So I settled on sketching a bike against a fence, with suitcases on the back and a washing line with clothes. Success. This has been such a fun challenge. If you’re interested in this month’s Doodlewash challenge, click here.

All challenge drawings can be found here…
Doodlewash – August 2019 on Three Peas, One Pod

The midday blues seemed to settle and my afternoon was filled with a nap. When I woke my mood wasn’t any better and I only got more annoyed as the evening went on. I’m still in a terrible mood. I think I’m feeling this way because I’m just over being sick. Who has time to be sick?

I hope you’ve had a wonderfully creative day, filled with smiles and good feels.


Day 153

I still haven’t been sleeping well and when 7 am rolled around, I think I had been laying awake for over an hour. I don’t know. I got out of bed, sipped coffee and got into French. It was a decent practice run.

I am not going to return to working out until this cough has passed. So instead I started my day with drawing. I tried to return to the Doodlewash – August 2019 challenge.

The prompts I was working with are; 14. Sunglasses + 29. Driving. I chose to draw a girl leaving town in a convertible. I didn’t reference any pictures in particular (which is very obvious) and I realised there are a number of things I don’t know how to draw. I feel too exhausted to care about how bad the drawing is.

All challenge drawings can be found here…
Doodlewash – August 2019 on Three Peas, One Pod

I was going to spend the afternoon doing more drawings but got sidetracked watching Stranger Things.

I’m happy I did some things today. Tomorrow I will do more things and hopefully do them better.

I hope your day has been filled with creative and calm things.