She Thinks Positive Journal: 58-61

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:

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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…

She Thinks Positive Journal: 55-57

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:

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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.

Watercolor-Ink Doodles: 21 November

I am still on holiday and feeling much better. Today is a beautiful warm sunny day and I went for a run in the morning and then for a walk in the early afternoon. It’s so warm that I was able to go out in short sleeves! I feel that my body is relaxing after days of being cramped due to cold. I am simply not made for cold weather…

I’ve been spending my days mostly painting, reading and walking and evenings having dinners with neighbours and watching Netflix. I am enjoying every moment of it!

Today, I present you several pieces that I did over last two weeks, thinking that maybe I will use them to send to my Instagram friends (some of them already sent happy mail to me, so it’s kind of already overdue, but I thought it’s ok to ship it around Christmas, I am so lazy…). Anyway, they are very intuitive, just play with watercolor and then doodling around with pen, but I quite enjoy doing them and like how they turn out.

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She Thinks Positive Journal: 52-53

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…

She Thinks Positive Journal: 49/120

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!

She Thinks Positive Journal: 48/120

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.

She Thinks Positive Journal: 46/120

Today, there is one more bald girl.

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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…