My holiday is definitely over and today is a working day. It’s cold but nice and sunny outside. I did not go out today and don’t plan to before tonight and tonight is a movie night, we will probably watch Fantastic Beasts for lack of anything more attractive. I do not expect much from that movie, but let’s see…
I have finished these two girls yesterday before my travel back:
This morning I lacked inspiration to create anything. I did a few strokes on one unfinished journal page, gessoed two pages in my She Thinks Positive Journal and that’s all. I’ve been scanning the doodles I did over the past days to upload them to my Redbubble shop. I feel tired and nervous, probably because of the change of temperature and scenery. Everything seems to be getting to my nerves and I really need to make a huge effort to stop myself reacting negatively. I will take it easy today…
It started raining during the night and it came to be a rather dark and sad morning. I have headache. I hope it will not turn into a migraine, so I have to take it really easy today. I will have to go shopping at some point, because we invited a neighbor to dinner, but right now it’s impossible to go out. Why is it that rain is always stronger at the sea?
Today, I give you four girls:
I am really pleased with them. One half of the journal is filled and I can say that I made a rather visible progress in my skills, which, of course, makes me rather happy and eager to continue. I wonder how it will look once I reach the end of the book. It’s quite a journey and makes me wish to undertake similar projects with other topics. I seriously started considering it.
The end of my holiday is approaching and, of course, I am really not looking forward to going back to winter. I did plan a trip to Germany for December and then there is all that pre-Christmas atmosphere to enjoy. Advent is one of my favorite times of year, despite the cold and darkness. I love Christmas fairs, festive lights and decorations. We never do Christmas shopping, but we enjoy drinking mulled wine and eating street food at the fairs. Having little pleasures helps get through December and then the days become longer again and somehow it gets easier…
It’s cloudy and windy today. There were even several drops of rain. I went for a run and then for a short walk in the town. We planned to have a coffee and sit in the sun, but it did not really go according to the plan, being all cloudy and windy.
These are the three ladies I painted in my She Thinks Positive Journal over the past two days:
I think I need to improve the noses a bit, somehow I am a bit nervous about them… Also I will obviously have to start working on ears. As I am not yet even half way through my journal, there will be plenty of chance to practice.
I haven’t been feeling well since Sunday. That’s when my headache started and then developed into a 3-day migraine. I’ve been half-functional almost causing a car crash in Austria the day before yesterday and almost getting hit by a car when crossing a street in Croatia yesterday. I hope it’s all got to do with my perimenopause and that it’s not something more serious causing me to be unable to focus on everyday business of staying safe and alive. I feel quite depressed and scared about everything and although I am doing my best not to disrupt my daily routine, I feel that I am just barely functioning.
I am on holiday. We arrived to Croatia yesterday. Today I tried to take it easy and get rested, which did not really go according to the plan, as I had to go to the bank and finish some money-related business. I tried to have a nap in the afternoon, but I could not fall asleep. I had a walk, but it was not refreshing. The weather is weird, warm but very windy, quite a change from the day before when we had almost freezing temperatures. So, I guess that also needs some getting used to. I am grateful though that the headache is gone and even though I am feeling dazed, at least I am not in pain.
I did my painting time in the morning, but I haven’t finished anything because the air is moist and watercolor takes ages to dry. So, today I will show what I finished two days ago:
I felt like changing their haircuts a bit, so this is where it took me.
I will try now to get some more painting done, even though it’s already dark. I feel like watching some colors mix… Hope it will bring some peace…
Today it’s two girls again:
The one on the right side you have already seen yesterday in the video. I am satisfied with how this journal is evolving. I think that having a themed journal works well for me, so I suppose that will be the way to go in the future.
Today is my last working day for two weeks. Tomorrow I am on holiday, getting ready to travel to Croatia on Thursday for a week and a half. I hope to see some sun and experience some warmer weather. It’s been really cold these past few days. For two days I did not even go out for my morning run, which makes me feel quite unsettled. To be completely honest, I was not up to it more due to having a mild headache and feeling generally weird since Sunday afternoon, so I decided not to push it.
That’s it for today. Going to get me some hot tea…
It was good light this morning so I recorded a video of today’s girl:
I hope you will like it.
A quick note today.
This one is my favourite so far.
After a whole day of rain yesterday, we woke up into a beautiful sunny morning. It’s freezing cold though and I am contempleting whether to go out for a run. Today is the travel day too so I am slowly packing. Have a restful Sunday!
It’s raining. I am waiting for the rain to stop so I can go to the market to buy my food for next week. I hope it will stop otherwise I go on diet…
And what better way to use the waiting time than to paint a girl or two…
The lighting is bad, of course as it’s cloudy and sad outside… So, let’s see if the rain goes away or I paint another one.
This one started as another hairless girl, but decided in that she will actually grow some hair on one of her sides.
I am not too pleased with her, don’t know why actually. But that’s fine, I don’t have to love all of them.
Good news is it’s Friday! Weather’s not nice, I did not go for a run, so I slept a bit longer. Yesterday I went out for a dinner with a friend of mine. We usually meet once in two weeks and have a dinner in some nice place. Yesterday we went to an american diner place and had huge burgers. It’s lovely having ‘forbidden’ food from time to time. Otherwise I keep very strict diet with minimum carbs and zero sugar, so these occasions are little celebrations of indulgence and friendship which make me very happy.
That’s all for today. Have a happy Friday!
Today, there is one more bald girl.
She obviously let go of her hair, as it was very warm this summer. She is having second thoughts now, I think. That’s why she looks so angry.
It’s Thursday and the weather is so very cold that I could hardly run this morning. My nose kept running all the time and my eyes were full of tears. I was breathing hard, and my muscles were stiff, as my body obviously couldn’t handle the cold properly. I am glad I went out though. It was actually sunny and quite nice and there were other runners and lots of fishermen around the lake where I run. I wonder how they manage to stand the cold as they are only sitting or standing for hours.
While I was driving to work, freezing rain started to fall. It looks like it could turn into snow if it goes on. I hope not, it’s still early for snow…