Day 205

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.

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

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.

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

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.


Day 130

So often you hear stories about when someone gives up on looking for love, they find the love of their life. Yesterday I proclaimed that I was giving up on sleep. Last night I slept well. I went to bed just before midnight, woke once briefly, then went back to sleep until 9 am.

Normally I would really enjoy the privilege of sleep but as I start running dungeons in WoW at 9.30 am, it didn’t give me much time to wake up. By the time I was half awake and had coffee in hand, it was about 9.25 am.

I spent most of the day playing WoW. It was a gloriously relaxed day and I kinda forgot about all responsibilites in the house or in the creative.

I was in more pain today than I have been in a while, so I ended up getting a nap in the afternoon. I hope my body feels the way it does because I worked out pretty hard through the week. I know stress used to make my pain worse but I’m not really feeling stressed. Just a little tired.

I finished the day with a delicious meal of steak and portobello mushrooms stuffed with balsamic onions and feta. So delicious. This has got to be my new favourite side for steak. Also a yummy treat for those who don’t eat meat.

I had some French for dessert. I only did about 10 minutes because it was almost time for me to write my post. It was a pretty good practice though. It could almost be time for me to learn some new words.

Today was an indulgent day of relaxing and yummy food. I hope your day was filled with all the nicest things that make you smile and feel good.

Happy weekend.


Day 127

I woke up just before 6.30 am and decided to do the day. I’m glad I got up because Homer dog got up not long after I did and he wanted to go out. I didn’t waste much time before jumping into French. It took me just over 40 minutes to get 200 xp points but I stopped a number of times for conversation.

Once hubby left for work, I dragged my heels a tad and didn’t really want to get out from under my very warm blanket to workout. Wifey encouraged me to get to it and I did. I put my playlist on (which I didn’t have on yesterday) and I powered through it. It almost feels as if the music gives me an energy that I don’t ordinarily have. The music just flows through me and makes my muscles do as they should. Weird, huh?

Next it was time for today’s drawing challenge topic; mushrooms. I thought this was going to be a wonderfully fun draw. I hit up Google for some inspiration and every picture I wanted to try drawing, was magic mushrooms. So I tried to make some magic happen and… face planted in the dirt. I just couldn’t make my hand do what my eyes were seeing but I present to you; mushrooms.

All challenge drawings can be found here…
40 Day Drawing Challenge on Three Peas, One Pod

This was where I sorta tapped out of the day. I spent about five hours just zoned out on WoW. I’m not impressed with myself. I know that I have been pretty disciplined in a number of areas like working out, French and drawing, which I do almost daily. There are still areas that require a lot of attention and I’m ignoring them.

Maybe I need to set monthly goals of things that I should learn, practice or do. (5 minutes of sitting and staring later…) I think that it’s actually a really good idea and I will start next month. I’ll work out a realistic schedule for all the things I want to do and then stick to it. Wifey will be here then, so hopefully she can help keep me on track until my discipline kicks in.

If anyone out there is trying to wrestle discipline while getting your life together, I just want you to know; you got this. You’re stronger than you think. The road may seem long but you’re making the journey. That’s what counts.