Migraine Day 3

I did not tell you, but my migraines are back. I stopped taking the herbal supplement that I was taking for more than 6 months and now I have to deal with pain again. Anyway, they are not as bad as they used to be, so I do not need so many painkillers and I can almost function normally. So, hope to be ‘normal’ tomorrow…

Here’s the one I did yesterday:

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Now I see that it’s a bit out of focus, but it’s too late to take another photo. I will have to live with the imperfection. LOL!

And Summer is Gone

This is what I was up to these three last days:

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It combines my two favorite things: watercolor and doodling. My mood is not too happy and I think it’s due to weather. Well, the weather is nice enough, but it’s got cold and the house has cooled down and cold makes me miserable. Nothing too bad, only it takes some acceptance. It happens every year: I simply cannot face the fact that summer is gone and that I need to live through another six months of cold and darkness. So, I am miserable. That’s ok.

 

Marie Planktoinette

I love Vitamin Sea course with Jane Davenport! The lessons are full of challenging content and bonuses and I am really learning and pushing my boundaries. I often feel out of comfort zone, which is unsettling and scary but so rewarding when I dive into it and experience the feeling of being able to do what I believed I could not. I am behind of course, but the course is open forever, no pressure and no need (and no possibility) to download videos. It’s awesome! This is what I did yesterday:

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It’s a collage on black acrylic background. Even the face is glued down. I drew it on printing paper with colored pencils and glued it with matte medium. The rest are drawings of Ernst Haeckel, royalty free, so can be used without worry. Have a look on the internet – they are amazing. I just printed them with laser printer and glued them down. So beautiful!

Life Book Update: 20 September

I was not excited about the last week’s bonus lesson in Life Book, but it was doable and I hate skipping lessons (until now I skipped only one), so here it is:

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I think it’s very obvious that I did not put much effort, but the point was not so much about drawing and painting. It was about healing and setting boundaries and in that respect the lesson was very good. The house represents myself, the space inside the fence are my closest people (probably family), the space outside are my friends, just across the river my working colleagues and other people I know but do not really ‘click’ with, and up on the moon the people I have to keep away from.

In my case majority of people  I know are on the other side of the river and just a few on the house side. I am glad that there are only two people on the moon though, which tells me that I manage my relationships quite fine. For an extreme introvert that is… May look strange to you, but I feel comfortable like that.

Something New: Play Journal

Surprisingly this morning I did not feel like Black Book-ing at all. So I just made my coffee and sat down at my desk and looked around and saw this one journal that I received from my American friend some time ago. It has a nice size, but very thin paper and I did not know what to do with it. Even if I gessoed it, it would not be ok for wet media. So, I thought I should just start sketching in it, just drawings to practice and play. And I took my colored pencils and my gel pens and some watercolor pencils (little water it can take) and did this:

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It felt good. I know that I need to practice turned faces and profiles, maybe figures, maybe hands, so what better opportunity than having a Play Journal and feeling free from thinking that what I create must be good. And if you are wondering about the text: I pulled an oracle card and it said: Trust your own understanding. Like, do I have a choice?? LOL!

She Thinks Positive Journal: 21-23

As I said yesterday, it is time for a She Thinks Positive Journal update. I haven’t done much, only three pages since my last post, but never mind, there is no deadline only the goal of completing the journal one day. Which feels very good!

I also like the idea of having a dedicated journal for a theme, so there is no pressure and whatever I feel like creating one day, I just reach for that particular journal… Takes a lot of pressure from me… Don’t know if some of you have the same feeling and if you understand my ramblings 🙂

Enough talk, here are the pages I did:

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As you can see, I did two half-turned faces, which is a new thing. I finally learned an easy way to do them from Jane Davenport, that is why they definitely have a touch of her style, especially in the hair. Never mind, I am happy that I can finally do it decently. I need more practice, so more will follow 🙂

I also bought two Ecoline bottles: bluish green and turquoise (used in the hairs of the two half-profile girls). I love them and will definitely have to get more. Unfortunately, they are a pretty rare find in places I visit and these were only two colors that belong to my favorite group. We will see what I can think of in terms of finding a decent source of them…

I am off for a walk (and possible ice cream) because the weather is too nice to stay indoors. Have a happy Sunday!

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And here is this week’s lesson from Life Book. It was easy to make and I am happy with her. It’s good that some lessons are quick and easy because you quickly get to catch up. On the other hand those are lessons where you don’t learn much, so hard, slow and painful is also good 🙂 Important is that there is a balance between the two, and there certainly is in Life Book.

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I am back to Hungary. Today is errand day, grown-up day, deal with people day, paperwork day… Ugh! Wish me luck!