She Thinks Positive Update: 34-35

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It’s time for She Thinks Positive Journal update. I have two girls done over the weekend. I am not too pleased with how they turned out but I am reminding myself that this journal is supposed to be totally imperfect. So here they are:



It’s a lovely sunny Monday and I enjoy it even more because it’s part of a long weekend. We are free until Wednesday. I will travel today, so I better get packing. Have a great Monday!

Colored Pencils Ink Doodle: 30 October 

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Just a quick Sunday note to let you know that it’s done:

I am not at all thrilled with how it looks, but I tried and have ideas for future and that’s what counts.

We are having a very windy weekend and it currently looks like it’s going to rain. I had my morning run and breakfast and now I am tucked in my bed with the phone and my kindle. The plan is to read and doze off and then do some more art. Let’s see what happens…

She Thinks Positive Journal Update: 33/120

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I am continuing my work on house doodle, but in the meantime she wanted my attention:


It looks like a nice sunny Saturday. I already finished my food shopping and ritual breakfast and coffee outing. I am just having a small rest and then will head out for a run. Didn’t mean to go running today, but the day is too good not to use it to be in the sun as long as possible. Have a great Saturday!

Colored Pencil Ink Doodle: WIP update

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There was not too much time to work on my doodle this morning, but I am posting a small update:

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I have all the houses now, need to finish coloring and then to add more inky doodles. I started doing some doodles around the branches of the tree, simple circles, but they look cute to me. Here’s a close-up:

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It’s a beautiful sunny day outside, but very cold. The morning was really cold (only 2.5 degrees C, which is around 36.5 F) but I went for a run anyway. The lake around which I usually run was covered in fog and the atmosphere was so wintery, but quite nice. I did have a mild headache when I woke up, but it disappeared after the run. So, all is good! Moreover, it’s Friday, at last! YAY!

Colored Pencils Ink Doodle: WIP

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Yesterday I started another colored pencil doodle mandala shaped something. I had a sudden urge to draw houses. So houses it is:

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There is also a big tree there and we will see if something else will appear over next sessions.

Here’s the full photo, so you can get a better picture of how it is supposed to look:

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I truly enjoy my colored pencils and cannot wait for the morning play every day.

Otherwise, I feel rather shaky. I think it may be the weather or the hormones of both. So I will go easy on coffee today, will try to keep the stress low and will hope for the better for tomorrow. I missed my running this morning, because I did not feel up to it. I thought to do some yoga instead, but kept drawing until I was late for work, so that did not work either. Maybe I will manage a late afternoon walk when I get back home. I learned not to force myself to do things, because resistance is there for a reason. So, I am taking it easy.

On the positive side, it’s Thursday, which means that tomorrow is Friday and one more working week is almost over. And then there is a long weekend to look forward to, because we do not work Monday and Tuesday. A whole lot of reasons to feel better, right? 🙂

She Thinks Positive Journal: 26 October

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There is this lady I painted actually last week, but it patiently waited its turn to be blogged about:

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I used a reference photo online for shading, that’s why it is a bit unusual. I quite like the hair and background kind of merging together. I used watercolor and colored pencils on gessoed background. I like how watercolor behaves on gesso – it’s very forgiving, stays wet longer, does not get absorbed and can be lifted easily. Very handy if you make a lot of mistakes 🙂

It’s Wednesday, which means that less than a half of working week is left to face, which is always a nice feeling. The weather is warm, it was raining last night and this morning everything smells like dry leaves. The air is clean and it would be beautiful to take a long walk in a forest. Alas, I am closed in my office, using my lunch break to write my blog. Yes, I know, it could be worse…

Colored Pencil Ink Doodle: 25 October

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I brought some smooth cartridge paper with me, so I could try my Luminance 6901 pencils on it. It’s A3 size, which is a bit too large for me, but if I fold it in half, it seems to be perfect. I could do a bit larger drawing than usual, and it feels good:

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Also, it’s very smooth and pencils do well and quickly and evenly cover what needs covering. I was again inspired by autumnal colors and leaf shapes. I find it hard to make good photos lately, because it’s so dark outside, but I guess that’s it. Nothing to do to help it, and as you can see one side of the drawing is darker and one is lighter, even though I put it under a roof window to photograph.

It’s a warm cloudy day today, probably it will rain later on. I used the opportunity to go for a run this morning and not get frozen. It was very enjoyable. It’s only Tuesday, so we are still far from the weekend. I have to concentrate on school because I need to do a follow-up on two case studies and have only four weeks left for that. Of course, I do not feel like writing and researching, but that will be one step closer to my degree, so it has to be done. No use thinking too much.

She Thinks Positive Journal: 30/120

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One more girl in my ‘She Thinks Positive’ Journal. She is 30 out of 120, but I did skip two pages which were gessoed before and I did not want to use colored pencils on them, so the numbering is a bit screwed up.

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Done with watercolor and colored pencils. I finished her yesterday.

It’s Monday again and my internet is not working since yesterday. I called the provider last night and they could  not do anything remotely, so today they should come and do whatever they need to do here. I am connected through my mobile data plan, which is not bad at all, but no Netflix and no YouTube and no Vimeo… BAH! How used I am to having internet all the time! I felt positively lost last night without the ability to watch Netflix. I had to make a conscious effort to implement ‘disaster recovery plan’ and find a movie on the TV. Isn’t it weird?! Tonight I will go out to the movies, just in case :). LOL! Joking! I go to the movies every second Monday, because it’s ‘two for one’ day. But I do hope they will fix the internet during the day… Sigh…!

Play Journal Update: 16 October 

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Another quick one because I am travelling today and have to start packing.


I’ve been impressed by autumnal colors obviously. They are so amazing! 

I’ve been working on other pieces too this morning, some watercolor doodles and faces. But more about those next week. Enjoy your Sunday, nice people!

Play Journal Update: 15 October 

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Just a quick one for today:


It’s the one I mentioned yesterday. I started it with crappy pencils and finished with the Luminance.

I am off to start a new one and then go to the organic market and have all the usual Saturday fun. Have a happy Saturday!