- I have been eating an abundance of cucumber sandwiches
- Stir fried string beans are my new favorite.
- I sold 3 watercolor cards...and am SO EXCITED...it always
kind of blows my mind to think someone wants to pay MONEY
for something I made...I will never get used to that.
- I am loving this radio station.
- I totally and unabashedly sang Rock Me Amadeus in the car today.
I seriously forgot how frigging awesome that song is.
- I need to make a new playlist...any suggestions?
it has been a bit of a
the sun seems to be trying to
push its way out of the clouds now
but for most of the day,
i have found myself inside...
with extra time on my hands.
i haven't been doing any doodling.
at first, it was because, a while back,
i had some very strange dizzy spells...
or maybe vertigo...
kind of like hangover bed spins
but without the fun the night before.
eventually, they decreased in severity
but seemed to come back when i would
look down which meant
i couldn't write, doodle and even taking photos
with the big camera was difficult.
i did go to the doctor
but it was about 3 weeks after the worst of it...
she did some neurological tests
and everything seemed to be ok
although i was still getting dizzy quite often at the time.
but...long story short...
i seem to feel fine now!
it was so sunny and warm outside
that i just couldn't seem to make myself
sit inside at the desk and play
so here's a little fairy.
i feel a little rusty but also kind of excited to get back to
paper and pen and watercolors again.
also, i am playing along with an instagram challenge
that susannah conway has created
which has daily prompts...it's been a long time
since i have done one of these and so far,
i am really enjoying it!
if you are on instagram, check it out!
and...just a few photos from North Rustico...
my sister in law & her husband recently invited us to stay
at a cottage with them for a night or two...
which meant some early morning shots of flowers
(there were other photos taken but alcohol-driven-dance-offs
are not so pretty the next day...)
and...because today is today...
and this weighs heavy on my mind...
don't drink and drive.
call a cab, a friend, your mom, your friend's mom...
sleep on someone's couch, walk home, hitch a ride...
call your ex, your buddy, the next door neighbor, your mailman...
just don't drink and drive.
I thought I would try something new.
I usually do robots and little girls...
I thought I would try flowers...
on a larger canvas than what I normally work on.
Kind of like zentangling but on a larger scale...
I think I might try this again.
It might actually be just a little addictive!
the other night
i was working on a new watercolor...
(and when i say working on, i mean struggling with...)
when i happened to look
out the window
and see this bright & shiny rainbow
over my neighbors house.
i grabbed the camera
and ran outside
barefoot in the spitting rain.
it's good to walk away
from what you are working on
get your feet wet
while looking for
end of the rainbow...
when i came back in,
i felt like my frustration
with feeling like i don't know what i am doing
with these brushes, this paper, this color...
why doesn't anything on the paper
match what is in my head,
why do youtube videos
make it all
i felt better when i came in
and was able to finish what i was working on
with fresh eyes
and less eff words.
i tried doing her feet different
and now she looks like
she is suspended in air...
and one last photo...of the cat...cause...look at his cute little nose! :)
is that you hate to see it come to an end.
yesterday i played around with
the watercolor paints a little bit more
and then we went to visit family and
i got to hold the sweetest teeniest tiniest baby!
i wish i had thought to take a photo
but i was just so absorbed in that sweet-brand-new-baby-smell...
today has been all about sleeping in
and catching up on tutorials online,
a little of this, a little of that...
trying to make myself do laundry...
but damn it, i just don't wanna.
OH! and adding my new smurf members to the family!
a sweet friend showed up on the doorstep of the
big old orange house yesterday
with more smurfs...including a papa smurf that
I DID NOT HAVE!
and red from the fraggles...driving a radish, i think!
thank you Elise!!!!