Day 316

I meditated last night using one of my favourite guides; GUIDED SLEEP MEDITATION for Healing, and promptly fell asleep. I don’t remember taking the ear buds out and I had a pretty good sleep on a humid night. When morning rolled around, I turned over and went back to sleep. I got up just as hubby was leaving and really didn’t want to start the day.

I was slow to the art-ing and finished the day with French. Not my finest of days. I just haven’t felt very good mentally or physically and sometimes I can’t push through it. I wish I’d spent the day in bed.

I’ve really been wanting to try a few boat scenes for my watercolour. I chose a simple sailboat to reference. I don’t think I even finished it. I painted for a while and then… I was done. Not really happy with this attempt. I should probably have stuck to land and painted another lighthouse.

In today’s Adventures of Arthur Puddles we find him celebrating Jell-o week in the strangest of ways. He made a giant jell-o and climbed inside. Douglas sat and watched curiously.

While reading up on Jell-o Week, I read a great quote about jell-o…

The official report of Dick Solomon, the High Commander of the troops in 3rd Rock from the Sun, described how to deal with an unsuspecting serving of Jello:
“What To Do When You Encounter Jell-O:
1. Never let it see you’re afraid. Jell-O loves this.
2. Smile. Say you are a friend, you come in peace.
3. Reason with it.
4. Offer it a gift.
5. Find out what it wants.
6. Let it see you have no weapons.
7. If it continues to jiggle menacingly, Stab it to death with a kitchen knife and throw it in the sink.”

I hope that your day is filled with good decisions, good friends and good food. Enjoy your day.

Tilly

Day 308

Last night I did Pain Relief & Healing GUIDED MEDITATION “The Cleansing Pool”. I fell asleep before it ended and don’t even remember taking the ear buds out. I have some vague memory of them yanking from my ears when I turned over. It was a good sleep but when Homer dog woke me up, I wasn’t ready to be the day.

I didn’t do much while sipping coffee and when hubby left for work I still couldn’t get started. It was at that point I had to do a workout or go back to bed. I worked out. Well, I half worked out. I got through half of it, felt light headed and went back to bed.

When I woke up the second time, I still felt tired. I’m not sick anymore and I’ve been getting sleep, so why was the sleepy chasing me all day? I reluctantly got to art-ing but I art-ed.

Watercolour felt scary again today. I really don’t know why. So I opted for something I thought would be simple. I sorta made a mess of it. Oh well. I followed (sorta) this video on Youtube; How to Make Tree in Watercolours Easy Demo for Beginners.

For my 10 minute doodle today, I obsessed over as many B words as I could. Balloons seemed too simple. Baboons seemed…. who even knows what a baboon looks like? While I couldn’t decide I picked a time on the clock, picked up my pencil and waited to begin. When the clock ticked over my first thought was BRIDGE. That’s a B word I could draw. Not really. Ugh! I need to add looking at bridges to my to do list. There’s a boat, birds and bodies on half a bridge. Not terrible for 10 minutes. That took the whole time, so no colour today.

In today’s Adventures of Arthur Puddles we find him pretending to be a weatherperson for National Weatherperson Day. He made all the signs himself and set it up on the wall in his living room.

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I finished the day with a good French lessons of ‘Shopping’ words and 10 minutes of smiling for no reason. I definitely need the extra smiles.

I hope your day has been filled with creativity and smiles. Happy hump day.

Tilly

Day 307

January has been a hard month. The weather and my health were big factors to a slightly unproductive month. There are two new habits I’ve developed though; nightly meditation and the Puddles cartoon. Last night I did Pain Relief & Healing GUIDED MEDITATION “The Cleansing Pool”. This has been my go to for the last few nights.

I wanted to sleep in but Homer dog had other ideas for me. The last couple of weeks he has let me sleep in but this morning he bounced up onto the bed for snuggles and plays. Luckily he’s adorable and it’s one of the nicer things to wake up to.

Once out of bed I got straight into French. I even started a new group of words; ‘Shopping’. So far the words have been about clothes, cost and the number eight, nine and ten. It’s the first day, so I have no idea what any of them are. Maybe dress is la robe, purse/bag is le sac and okay, that’s all I can remember.

I have watched this Youtube video, 5 min Easy Watercolor | Rowing boat, a number of times but felt very intimidated by the initial sketch. There were a lot of lines that needed to go the right way and my brain likes to draw them the wrong way. I tried anyway.

Hubby and I have been pretty unorganised the last few weeks and my normal meal planning went out the window. We’ve still been eating well, just, not planned. I whipped up a quick list. It should be a delicious week, with two vegetarian meals.

Chicken Kiev + Salad : Tuesday
Hoisin Pork with Fried Rice : Wednesday
Chicken Thai Red Curry : Thursday
Vegetarian Chilli Beans : Friday
Fish Burgers : Saturday
Corned Beef + Salad : Sunday
Zucchini, Chilli and Ricotta Frittata : Monday

I always put off doodling because I never know what to draw. I have decided that I will just cycle through the alphabet until doodling feels more natural. For the letter A, I decided to draw an apple. I will complete these daily doodles in 10 minutes.


In today’s Adventures of Arthur Puddles we find him waiting for the mail carrier to arrive. He has left a cupcake in the mailbox to say thank you for Thank a Mail Carrier Day.

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I haven’t been doing great at my Happy List the last few weeks and I have been less happy. I’m keeping the list the same as it was last week. I think it’s a good balance of creative and self care. Wish me luck.

  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 hope your week has an abundance of smiles, creativity and love. Big hugs for anyone going through a rough time at the moment.

Tilly