Homer dog helped me wake up on time-ish today. I was grateful as it was already too humid and unpleasant. So the first thing I did was worked out. I was pretty slow. The humidity really makes it feel so much harder. I can’t wait until Summer is over.
Even though I got up early, my morning wasn’t a normal work day. Instead of jumping into arts and learning, I spent some time with wifey. With our schedules we don’t get much time together. Her mornings start sometime during my late evening and I’m either eating dinner or tired and ready for bed. Then while she’s relaxing in the evening, I’m trying to get my day started with art-ing and learning. Today was nice. We just chilled and played some WoW.
Today would have been perfect beach weather. Instead of going to the beach, I did a beach watercolour. I had watched; Watercolour Beach Tutorial For Beginners | Easy Watercolour Ideas, a few days ago and was inspired. So I tried it on my own without referencing the video again today. I am pretty happy with how it turned out but I still need to use more water!!
In today’s Adventures of Arthur Puddles we find him appreciating his houseplants because it’s Houseplant Appreciation Day. He loves being surrounded by his interesting and colourful indoor garden.
After a little aimless staring it was time for French. The timed practice runs were filled with words from the ‘Office’ category. It’s been so long since I’ve worked with these words I was instantly worried I wouldn’t get any right. I surprised myself and had a very good practice run. The words popped back into my head like popcorn!
I finished the day by looking at watercolour videos on Youtube. Every time I browse them I end up with four of five more bookmarked to try at a later date. Hubby will be at work tomorrow, I wonder if I’ll be more productive.
I hope your day has been bright, shiny, creative and filled with smiles.
I went to bed a little early but woke around 4.30 am. It took too long to fall asleep again and when 7 am came around it felt like I hadn’t slept. I got up and stared over a cup of coffee and then I stared over another cup of coffee. Eventually I pointed my stare at my computer and got to French practice.
French went pretty smoothly, except for one timed run where I only got four right before the timer ran out. I can only imagine I got distracted. I had a number of perfect timed runs and got to 200 xp points in about 30 minutes.
Next it was time to workout. I really wasn’t feeling it today and you can tell. It took me 34 minutes. I feel like it was a good workout, just uninspired.
I hate to say it but I am feeling flat. I have so many reasons to be happy at the moment and they are having a hard time breaking their way through the doom bubble. There is no particular reason I feel unhappy either. It just feels, doomish, with bouts of tears. It’s making me look at myself in a really negative way. It sucks.
I tried to get past the feels and got onto today’s drawing challenge topic; a coffee/tea cup. I feel like what I ended up drawing could be used for either. I found a tutorial; ‘How to Draw a Cup – It’s Important‘ and opted for the second cup. It looked so much easier than it was. A very good lesson though.
I took some photos of all our little plants yesterday and thought I would share their progress. Honestly, I’m not sure there is any. All the stuff that should be happening is under the soil and the stuff happening above soil, isn’t very encouraging. I still enjoy taking photos of them or even singing to them. For all my gardening stuff, check out; Three Peas, One Pod.
I’ve been a bit obsessed with Quick Draw with Google. It’s like playing Pictionary with your computer. Sometimes you wonder about its guesses but I bet it also wonders about some of my attempts.
The afternoon started with some housework and lunch. Then quickly moved into nap territory when I felt a headache coming on. When I was awake again I spent some hours socialising. For the most part it was good.
I hope your day has been filled with happiness, good times and encouraging words. I think you’re marvellous, like a super hero!
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.