Homer dog woke me up about 10 minutes before hubby’s alarm would have gone off. I dragged myself out of bed and started the day. I pulled out my sketch pad to work on an Inktober prompt. Eight attempts and a pile of eraser shavings in my lap later, I still had nothing. So I moved on.
I thought it was about time I did the Doodlewash – October 2019 prompt; 15. Unicorn. I had done this sketch a few days ago but was a bit sheepish about what colours to use. I referenced this fat unicorn photo. I made the cake a cupcake and did what I felt were unicorn-y colours.
The unicorn is my last prompt for the Doodlewash – October 2019 challenge. I only managed to do half the prompts. With a new month about to begin I’d like to start focusing on some art for myself. I will focus on pop art, landscapes and learning to draw humans. I have lots of ideas and I’m excited at what I’ll create.
I am going to finish the Inktober 2019 event. I did the prompt; 28. Ride. It took a number of attempts at various carnival rides and vehicles before I settled on a hot air balloon. This was my reference.
Then I worked on the prompt; 29. Injured. I did a search on Pixabay with the word injured and was inspired by the least gruesome thing; a teddy bear. I didn’t copy the reference and made my own bandaged bear.
Once I’d put the pens down, wifey and I did housework. I thought today would be more chill, so I’m kinda impressed at how much we got done today.
While hubby and wifey went grocery shopping I did some singing. Then spent a little time doing some rough sketches. Today has been a creative day.
I hope your day has been filled with sunshine, sparkles and a big heaping of creativity. Have fun tomorrow.
I had a pretty terrible sleep but during the terrible moments, I knew, I was loved. You know you’ve found the right person when they’ll get up in the middle of the night to be with you when you don’t feel well. Wifey stayed up with me and settled me back to bed at 4 am.
When morning finally rolled around I reluctantly crawled out of bed. It was about 8 am. I knew the day was going to be hot so I started working on things pretty quickly. Once hubby had jet off to work, I did my French lesson. I’m sure I’ll be through this new topic within a day or two.
I then worked on the Doodlewash – October 2019 prompt; 14. Forest. The first thing I thought of was mushrooms, and as I’d tried once before with just lead pencil, I thought this could be a fun attempt. I chose a very simple brown mushroom reference.
Today has been our first taste of summer, it got to 34 degrees (93.2 fahrenheit) and it made it hard to focus on art. I did the Inktober 2019 prompt; 20. Tread. I found a great reference photo of a snow vehicle.
I also did the Inktober prompt; 21. Treasure. My first thought when I read this prompt was a memory from my childhood.
I loved playing with LEGO when I was little and I had a pirate set with treasure. There was a shark from another set that would often swim around the treasure island and try to steal the gold coins. One day, the shark did. I stuffed four coins into its mouth and that’s where they remained. They were the perfect size to get perfectly stuck. I had to try drawing that LEGO set.
I finished the day with a nap in front of the air cooler. I’m not sure how I’ll stay focused through summer. At least I have a little time to work it out.
I hope your day has been filled with brightness, goodness and something you treasure.
I woke up with some pretty horrible shoulder pain. The sort of pain that takes your breath away. It has lingered all day, only getting brief moments of relief when painkillers kick in or when I’m sleeping.
I avoided a workout and got straight to the Doodlewash – October 2019 prompt; 12. Reptile. I decided to do a snake as they are something people eat. Although, I think the snake I did was poisonous, so probably not the best meal option. I found it hard to concentrate but tried as hard as I could.
I then tried, again, to finish the Inktober prompt; Sling. Sadly, I still don’t have a finished sketch. I changed a couple of things but it still needs work. Tomorrow I’ll try to finish it and if I can’t, I’ll need to try a different ‘sling’.
I started a new topic in French. It’s another ‘Travel’ topic and it’s adding new country names and new places you would go to. The word for beach is so close to the word plague. I find that weird but at least I can now say; J’aime le plage.
Hopefully tomorrow will be pain free so I can try and catch up on these challenges or do anything else on my Happy List.
Happy List for the week ending 27 October 2019
Learn something new
Drink 2 bottles of water, 5 days
Finish knitting one glove
Do 2 art piece for myself
Drawing Challenge, 5 days
Find some Halloween recipes
Sing, 1 day
Watch 1 world movie
Massage legs, 2 days
I hope you have a week filled with things you love, lots of smiles and success. You’re amazing and can do anything you set your mind to.
Homer dog woke me around 6 am so he could go out. There was nothing in me that wanted to stay awake, so I crawled back into bed until 9 am. It was a late start to the day and I spent the first couple of hours sipping coffee and spending time with wifey.
Then it was time for the creative and I spent the rest of the day doing it. First I started the Doodlewash – October 2019 prompt; 11. Fox. While I really want to try doing a watercolour fox, it really didn’t fit my food theme. (After a quick Google search, it probably would have fit my theme but.. no.) So I decided to draw something a fox would eat. It just so happens that humans also eat them. I used this little green frog reference.
I tried to make the colours a lot softer than I have been (I think I’m addicted to bold colour.) I used two shades of green, brown, yellow, grey and black.
I also did the Inktober 2019 prompt; 17. Ornament. My first thought was a Christmas tree ornament and I very quickly found an ornament reference photo. I also added a couple of simpler decorations and lights.
By the time the sketching was done, so was the day. Wifey had made a delicious dinner and we settled in for a couple of scary movies. The only problem with scary movies is they usually take a turn for the worse in the last 10 minutes. The surprise ending is usually a disappointing ending. We watched; Hereditary. I watched it like I was hypnotised. It made me jump. It made my heart pound. Then it disappointed me. Ahhhh the horror of it all.
It was a satisfying day and I’m tired. Hopefully I won’t have bad dreams.
I hope your world is bright, shiny, filled with laughter and splashed with success. You’re a an amazing individual.
My days aren’t running as they should but I am still getting some things done.
I did the Doodlewash – October 2019 prompt; 10. Pies. I wanted to do a cherry pie and found a reference (and recipe.) I’m not happy with my colour choices. I should have used a few different shades of red. I accidentally coloured over my first pastry layer with a yellow pencil. I think if it was done lighter it might have worked out okay. It’s all learning.
I spent far too long working on the Inktober 2019 prompt; 15. Legend. I have a habit of purposely mispronouncing the word legend, so it sounds like ‘leg-end’. That was my inspiration. I wanted to do a tattoo of the word legend on what is technically our leg end; the foot. I found a foot reference on Pinterest and then spent about four hours trying to sketch it. Feet are so much harder than I expected. I knew it would be hard but… just… wow!!
I did a couple of things off my happy list, sketched some more drawings to be water-coloured and had lots of silly giggles with wifey. I’m dreading wifey returning to the USA and want to spend as much time making wonderful memories with her as I can.
I hope you are surrounded by smiles, friends and family. Big hugs to anyone feeling alone right now. I hope you’re having a fantastic week.
I woke up just after 7 am and felt hopeful about the day but the only thing I managed to do before hubby left for work was drink coffee. Then it was time to workout. It was a pretty slow workout but we got it done and made body parts ache.
Then I sat down to start work on the Doodlewash – October 2019 prompt; 9. Porch. Seeing a porch isn’t food or food related, I had to think of something you’d enjoy on a porch. I picked iced tea, which seemed like a Southern USA porch-sitting type drink.
Anytime I had to wait for the water on the iced tea drawing to dry, I worked on the Inktober 2019 prompt; 13. Ash. I wanted to draw a male holding or smoking a cigarette (I’ve only been drawing females so far), and found a great reference picture of a man holding a cigarette.
I finished the day with French. I noticed that I’d finished the ‘City’ topic, so it’s just timed practice runs for the rest of the week.
It has been a pretty good start to the week. A new happy list has started and I WILL get it all done this week…. I hope.
Learn something new
Drink 2 bottles of water, 5 days
Knit, 2 days
Draw with Ink, 5 days
Drawing Challenge, 5 days
Write, 2 days
Play guitar, 3 days
Watch 1 world movie
Massage legs, 2 days
I hope you have a week filled with creativity, satisfaction and a little relaxing.
I woke not long after 6 am and thought I’d try starting the day. It’s 8 pm now and I still don’t think I’ve started the day. I spent all day feeling anxious. Once that started to ease my mind started ticking over and I was suddenly overwhelmed with sadness at the idea that wifey only has 3 1/2 weeks before she heads back to the US.
I can’t say that I got much done today but I did the Doodlewash – October 2019 prompt; 8. Bird. I went with a chicken and eggs, seeing both fit my food theme for this challenge. I wasn’t feeling very creative so it’s pretty basic (and not that good.)
I put together a meal plan for the week. Wifey is going to cook Chilli and Cornbread for us. A couple of the meals are our own creations so I can’t link to those… yet.
I finished the day with French. I think I’m picking up the new ‘city’ words. I know the important things. I can ask where the bathroom is, where the hospital is and proudly proclaim; Je suis à la boulangerie.
I hope you’re having a fun filled weekend. Smile! It looks good on you. =)
Today I was feeling neutral. I woke up late again and spent too long staring over a cup of coffee but that didn’t bother me. I decided I didn’t feel like working out, so I wasn’t going to. I was okay with that too.
I was determined to be patient while using watercolours for the Doodlewash – October 2019 prompt; 7. Apple. It took hours to do and for the most part I was patient to let the water dry. I used this apple reference.
While I was taking my time on the watercolour, I also worked on the Inktober prompt; 10. Pattern. I used this mehndi reference.
I had time to do the Inktober 2019 prompt; 11. Snow, aswell. I decided to find someone wearing a ski mask as I felt this would best portray snow. Hubby thought it was an astronaut. If it is an astronaut, it’s on a snow covered planet. That’s my story and I’m sticking with it.
I had some pretty bad pain in the afternoon, so I distracted myself with some baking. I made spinach and ricotta pinwheels. They were very tasty. One day I’ll write some recipes to share.
I’m feeling pretty okay with what I got done today. I’m almost feeling back to normal. I finished the day with a face full of French.
I hope your day has been full of sunshine, smiles and the smells of baking.
I don’t really feel like talking about my day. I’m unimpressed with myself at the moment. I know the feelings will pass and until they do I will do as much as I can.
Today I worked on the Doodlewash – October 2019 prompt; Dog. With the food theme in full swing, I decided to draw a hot dog. I could have just done the hot dog but I found a great reference picture of a woman holding a hot dog.
I also finished the Inktober 2019 prompt; 9. Swing. I did a search for ‘swing’ and amongst all the swings you would sit on, I found a picture of a person taking a swing at a baseball. Why wouldn’t I try sketching that?
I finished the day with French. I have just started work on the ‘City’ topic and got through the first level of it pretty easy. Some of the words like ‘today’ (aujourd’hui) are going to take me some time to get used to.
I hope you have a fantastic day filled with smiles, goodness, friendship and an abundance of creativity. You’re the best.