Mandala: 8 December

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Another mandala done. Today I stayed to work from home half a day, as I planned to go to the doctor with my mother. But, the doctor got sick and cancelled, so our errand is moved two weeks from now. I would be more glad if I could have got rid of that one today, but I am not complaining. It was nice to stay home, if only for being able to take some photos of my art in daylight. Not that we got much of it today, but still there is a difference!

One day to Saturday! There is only embassy visit left for tomorrow morning. Each December my mother needs to prove to the embassy that she is still alive in order to receive her pension money for next year. It includes going there, taking deposit slip for the bank, going to the bank, paying the fee, going back to the embassy to take the proof of life document and then going to the post office to post it to the pension authorities back home. We will leave the post office for Saturday, as I also have some happy mail to send and there is a post office close to the market where we buy food on Saturdays.

It looks like I am surviving this week. And I am so glad it’s almost over!

Black Book Update 13 September

Did I tell you how much I enjoy drawing that circular pattern? LOL!

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You’ll have to bear with me, because more is certainly coming. It’s so easy to do and the effect is amazing. At least I feel it is calming me down. I could just watch it for hours…

Black Book Update: 12 September

It’s Monday. The start of another long week in the office. But the weather is beautiful warm and sunny and it makes me happy. I hope it stays like this until spring 🙂

Here is the Black Book entry from yesterday:

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I am totally in love with this circular pattern on the outer part! This morning I started another one that will use the same pattern. Yay!

Have a good Monday (as much as Mondays can be)!

Black Book Update

It’s a beautiful Saturday here and another entry into my Black Book:

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Of course if the photo is made in natural light, the shimmer from metallic pens is gone. Here is a close-up made in artificial light:

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Actually I made another one today, but I could not make a photo because it’s already getting dark, so I will post it tomorrow. I worked in my She Thinks Positive journal too and will have a few pages to share. Maybe I do that tomorrow and leave the Black Book for later. Ah! So nice when there is lot to post 🙂 Have a beautiful weekend!

Dots…

I am a bit unsettled because today I am going to a company retreat. It will be nice I am sure but being who I am of course I do not want to go and I am nervous and restless.

Anyway… I am taking my Black book with me so I’ll have something to calm me down in case I will need it. Which will be the case 🙂

Here’s the page I finished today. 

Blooming

Another update from the Black Book:

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These things are hard to photograph… I applied a filter on IG so it looks quite ok. I remember my frustration with this from January. Maybe I should try with a real camera and real photo editing software. Maybe the phone is not really the best solution here.

Anyway, you get the idea… I used sakura metallic gel pens, sakura white glaze pen and acrylic ink for fine details. I really like this one… Think I may frame it one day 🙂

Here’s a little video I posted in IG too. I tried to film the white part, but it was even more out of focus than this 🙂

 

Fog all around us

It’s been days now that the fog is not lifting. It’s cold and it’s wet and all looks dirty. And I feel sad this morning.  I did manage to sleep for a whole 7 hours tonight though… what a success!

Here’s yesterday’s entry in my black book.

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I quite enjoyed creating this one. Today I started a Life Book lesson for this week some rather intuitive painting of vase with flowers. Not my thing definitely. Maybe also something to do with my sad mood today so it seems predestined to fail… that’s why I left it and decided to revisit it tomorrow morning. I will do it. I promised to finish all lessons this year, remember?