I must be tired. The day seems like a blur. I know things happened but I can’t remember what order I did them in. So let’s just start with the art stuff.
I did the Doodlewash – September prompt; 25. Vegetables, in water colour pencils. When I saw the prompt I knew I wanted to try heirloom carrots. I found a wonderful reference photo on a recipe for Heirloom Carrots & Nopalitos Green Salad after a quick Google search.
I also did the Doodlewash prompt; 26. Pots, in pencil. I did a search on Pinterest and saw a cute set of pot plants.
I then did a little more work on the knitting project; a pair of fingerless gloves in my hubby’s favourite football teams colours. These have definitely been a labour of love. It’s the fourth attempt. I got brave and decided to run the first colour up the second, instead of just cutting it off. I’m pretending that it’s working how it should.
I finished the day with a face full of French. I’m still working through the ‘Restaurant’ topic but I think I’m close to being finished. That means I’ll spend the rest of the week doing the timed practice runs.
It’s officially the start of the week tomorrow which means a new Happy List (I’ve been doing them, just not posting them) and getting back to working out.
I hope you have a successful and inspired week. If you’re having a hard time, just remember there is a complete stranger somewhere on the East Coast of Australia that believes in you and thinks you’re fantastic.
I woke up around 6.30 am and zombie shuffled out of bed. I didn’t have the best sleep and it seemed to be affecting my mood, I felt miserable. I struggled to hold back tears and I most definitely didn’t want to go about my day. I’m not sure why I was feeling that way either.
I sulked my way through a cup of coffee and reluctantly started my French lessons. I got through a lot of the new words, remembering some, very forgetting others, still wildly confused about a handful of them. I spent about 30 minutes working on it.
Hubby left for work and I got to working out. It wasn’t as hard as yesterday but still not as easy as I am expecting. My muscles sure need a good talking to. I got through it with no tears and it felt like a good workout.
Half of me wanted to crawl back into bed at that point. The other half of me pointed at the blank canvas that has been sitting on the table for a week and demanded I do something with it. The demanding side won and I finally got round to take two of the cacti.
My afternoon was filled with housework and socialising. It’s been years since I’ve done this much socialising. I’m finding it rather draining. By the time I sat down to go on a comment spree with the blogs I follow, I had run out of words. I feel like a failure not being able to make a simple comment on something that I like. I will try again tomorrow.
There are still so many creative things that I haven’t had the chance to get to this week. I hope I can get a much more positive start to my day tomorrow so I can fit in another task or two.
I hope your day has been filled with wonderful conversation, glorious creations and something sweet.
I woke up around 5.30 am and couldn’t get back to sleep. That wasn’t the start I wanted for the day. It’s taking every bit of energy I have at the moment to keep powering through life…and today I had barely recharged.
By 6.30 am I was crying my way through French. Things that should be easy to remember, aren’t. It made me question just how good I can be at learning when I’ve had memory problems for so long. Why don’t I know the difference between ‘ma’ and ‘mon’ or ‘sa’ and ‘son’. I mean, looking at those now, I feel like I should 100% know what they are and when to use them, NOPE.
Today’s drawing challenge topic; cupcakes. This is a delicious topic and one that shouldn’t be too hard. I’ve been eating cupcakes all my life. Cupcakes sure have gotten fancy and I first tried drawing a ‘mermaid cupcake’. The cupcake was too big and I had no room for the mermaid tail. I scrapped that and decided on some dark chocolate cupcakes with raspberries instead.
Next, I set up my paints and tried to get creative. I went for a simpler painting than the landscapes I’ve been tackling, at least, that’s what I originally thought. My inspiration can be found here.
While I enjoyed painting the plants, I really should have made them bigger. There wasn’t enough colour for me to keep the plants so small. I’m not happy with it. I’m going to try again next week and give it more of my own flair. (If i can find some flair.)
That was about all I could muster up for the day. I’m feeling a little under the weather. A couple of days of taking it easy should help.