Day Four: Word Prompt ~ Heavy Metal.
Didn't even have to think about this one. Well what else was I going to do? Don't pretend you're surprised.
I like to start off sketching in pen...And then I filled in with mLyra Watercolour Crayons. I'm quite chuffed actually, I know he's not perfect but it's the first proper "painting" I've done in years. A good start to my sketchbook and hopefully I'll be seeing improvements as I go through the book. I quite like him I must admit.
Friday again already and that means one thing! What's Rocking Your World Friday. Doesn't seem possible that another week has flown by. What's been the highlights of my week this week?
Well the main one has been the Creativity Boot Camp. I must admit I still haven't done much (any) of the journalling side but that's not to say I have disregarded that bit of it completely. It has got me thinking and pondering about things. I've been talking with Craig and we've been having some really good discussions about all the issues raised. I've decided that even if I don't complete all the journalling exercises physically on paper, the reflection and talk it's brought about can only be a good thing.
I'm running two days behind on the word prompts at the moment but am I bothered? No, not a jot. I'm enjoying the process, and damn am I rusty with the paints but loving rediscovering them again, blowing off the old cobwebs. I will definitely keep up the daily half hour to an hour of 'me' time at the end of the day - even if it means propping myself up at the desk and getting the paints out at 11pm. I'll do it.
The girls asked me what I was doing yesterday and now they've decided to play along too. I'll see if I can get them to post their progress. Devon has decided on sketching as her medium - Phoebe is undecided - Ruby just wants to lob paint. And why not eh?
Cooler weather - oh yes I'm thankful for the cooler weather though it is a double edged sword. I hate the sun, the heat, getting hot and everything that you are supposed to love about Summer. I don't want a tan - I love the pale and interesting look but am cursed with having one of those complexions where I only have to blink at the sun and I'm brown. I love the cooler seasons of Spring and Autumn. Perfect weather and gorgeous colours. However the cooler temperament plays havoc with my back so although I am happier that it's not so hot - I have also been doing my old lady hobbling around this week. Craig wants me to go to the Doctor but honestly, what can he do? I know what it is, I know what causes it, I don't want to be taking painkillers all the time so it's a waste of an appointment really. But I am enjoying the cool breeze today even if it's come with torrential rain.
Slimming World - 10 weeks in and I am still loving it. I really feel like I am re-educating myself in the way I think about food. Before, it was everything in my life. No matter what the occasion - sadness, happiness, boredom, frustration, anger - food was always what helped, made me feel better, was part of celebrating. Now, it's still a major part of my life but for all the right reasons. It will never be just sustenance to me as I love it to much. I love preparing it, I love eating it, I love the social side of eating out... but now I'm making the right decisions. Get this - I am learning moderation! *gasp* I'm learning that I CAN have my cake and eat it too - just not the whole cake! A slice is just as nice. Silly really because it feels like I'm uncovering an internal switch that 'normal' people must have. You know that one that says 'hey, you're actually full you know, you can stop eating now'. Who knew that was there?
What's Rocking Your World this week? Be sure to drop by Virginia's and link up so we can all see :)
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