Day 267

Yesterday was a fairly good Christmas day. I spent the day art-ing. I worked on the penguin sketch for most of the day. I got the outline done very quickly but obsessed over colour choices. 50 colours doesn’t seem like enough. Although, maybe if I had less to choose from it would make the decisions easier?

By the time the end of Christmas day came and it was time to write a post, I was too tired and full of cheese. We had a delicious cheese and antipasto platter for Christmas dinner. I really missed having wifey here though. It sorta got me down by the end of the day.

Today has been a seriously relaxed day.

The next few days will be busy. I have a lot of things I need to plan for the New Year. Wish me luck.

I hope you’ve had a fantastic festive season. Good luck with making New Years resolutions. Dream big.


Day 264

Hubby had to work today and it was a long day for him. When he left for work, I thought about working out but seeing it’s not an official workout day, I let it slide. Instead I grabbed a shower, had a face full of French and then went to Art for Kids Hub to start my art-ing day.

I tried ‘How to Draw a Christmas Train‘. I used sharpies (and I can still smell them hours later) and mostly like how it turned out. I should have kidnapped one of wifey’s sharpies for the present loaded train car. I didn’t have the right colour. And yes, I have now kidnapped said sharpies for future use. (You can have them back when you come home, Wifey!)

Then I wanted to do another human sketch. I know the pose that I want to try but I’m having trouble creating it off the top of my head. So I spent an hour trying to find a reference to use but no luck.

Then I got distracted.

I hope you’re having a marvellous week filled with holiday festivities, family, friends and fun. Stay safe.


Day 261

I haven’t been sleeping well. It took me forever to fall asleep and then I woke around 5 am. I was determined to get back to sleep and laid there for what felt like an hour before dozing off again. Then I woke just after 7 am. Needless to say, I spent the day tired.

Hubby had to leave for work early and that meant I got to working out early. It felt good while I was doing it but it made me feel pretty worn out.

Then I went searching for art-spiration. Where, oh where, is my art-spiration? I thought that I would find working out the hardest thing to do in Summer, apparently it’s art. I watched countless ‘How to’ videos on Youtube, I had wifey try and nudge me into some sort of creativity (to which I dug in my ‘I CAN’T’ heels) and eventually I went to find the easiest drawing on Art for Kids Hub.

I chose ‘How to Draw a Christmas Cat Wearing a Sweater.’ I used Sharpies for the outline, scarf and sweater and a Tombow pen for the cat. I really enjoyed using the sharpies and then tried to find some other ‘Sharpie’ tutorials to follow. I didn’t really find anything I wanted to try.

So the end of the year is coming around pretty quick, as is Christmas, and I’ve decided to give myself something special this year…. I’m giving myself a break. I don’t mean I’m going to stop doing things, I’m just going to stop being so hard on myself. Whatever I get done IS enough. However I’m feeling IS okay.

I finished the day with a glorious nap. Just between you and me, it was seriously glorious! Oh, also some French. There was a mouthful of French. Oui!

If no one has told you today, you’re an inspirational person with a fantastic smile.