Day 304

I had trouble focusing on meditation last night, I slept pretty badly and when I woke it was already too hot. It got to a top of 34C / 94F and the house made it feel even hotter.

I didn’t do a lot with the day but I did get some art-ing and French done.

Today I decided to try a line and wash painting of my own. I used this reference of a grey house surrounded by trees. I wasn’t really sure how to build the colours from the original, so once again, I went rogue. There are some parts I like, there are some parts I don’t but it was a great practice either way. I need to be a little more patient and let it dry properly. I always think with this heat it’s going to dry faster than it does.

In today’s Adventures of Arthur Puddles we find him having ice cream for breakfast with his adopted grandma, Dot. This is to celebrate two important days; National Eating Ice Cream for Breakfast Day and Spunky Old Broads Day. Arthur loves spending time with his grandma and was very thankful he got to eat ice cream at the beach.

I hope you’ve had a tasty day filled with smiles, friends and family. Happy Weekend.


Day 187

I woke just after 7 am and I really wanted to go back to sleep. I tried but my brain had already started ticking and I was keen on starting some art. I’m a few days behind in the Doodlewash event and one day behind in the Inktober event.

For the Doodlewash – October 2019 prompt; 4. Ice, I decided to do ice cream because yum! I found a colourful reference and tried. I particularly like the wafer and the strawberry ice cream. Another thing I will try drawing again.

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

For the Inktober 2019 prompt; 6. Husky, I decided to draw a Hillman Husky. My original idea was to draw a husky dog but wifey helped me find a non dog reference. I had no idea how to tackle a dog in ink.

All challenge drawings can be found here…
Inktober 2019 on Three Peas, One Pod

I spent the afternoon looking for some reference pictures for my next few challenge prompts and I worked on the next Inktober sketch but it’s not finished yet.

The new week starts tomorrow and that means a new Happy List. Although I have ignored writing for many weeks now, I still keep it on the list. I have things I want to write but no discipline in this area.

New to the list this week is playing my piano. I started learning to play piano when I was four. It’s always been something I loved but over the last 10 years (and not having my piano), I just lost the urge. Today hubby and wifey finally pulled my electric piano out of storage. Fingers crossed it still works.

Happy List for the week ending 13 October 2019

  1. Teach wifey to knit
  2. Plant seeds
  3. Knit, 2 days
  4. Draw with Ink, 5 days
  5. Watercolour, 5 days
  6. Write, 2 days
  7. Guitar / Sing / Piano, 3 days
  8. Watch 1 world movie
  9. Massage legs, 2 days
  10. Drink 2 bottles of water, 5 days

I hope your week is creative, inspired, happy, healthy and filled with things you love. You’re a shining star on a dark night. =)