Doodle(s)wash: June to July and the Damn Humidity!

I know, I am SUPER behind on a lot of stuff. Catching up slowly is what I do best. I only wish that I could control the humidity. The paper buckled and soaked up all the water. Even when working quickly it was difficult. Maybe I should take up using markers instead? And SUPER irritated with WP not creating my gallery of images. GRR.


6/30 Party
When I think of party the image of balloons on mailboxes came to mind.
7/1 Sunny Days
I tried a new concept. It didn’t turn out like I wanted but happy with my attempt.
7/2 Delicious Foods
I think being on a diet everything looks delicious. Pie it is.

 

Doodle(s)wash: 6/29

I was super excited about today’s prompt simply because I could put a steampunk spin on it. Absolutely adore all things steampunk and I think a parasol (in place of today’s prompt) is in that alley. Now I’m off to try and see if I can stay within my points for a dinner out with the family. Fingers crossed I can stay away from the bread basket.


Prompt: Umbrella

Doodle(s)wash: Belated 6/28

What is wrong with me? Last night I was exhausted but I’ve been feeling pretty good. I called my doctor, worried that something might be seriously wrong. She asked me general questions then asked how it was going to work. After spilling everything out she explained that stress can cause exhaustion. Try to practice my exercises and do something relaxing. You know what I did? I fell asleep. Waking up a few hours later and went to be and slept until this morning. I didn’t want to fall behind because I have a busy day ahead of me not to mention a busy weekend of writing. Oh, and planning Fenton and haunted road trip in October.


Prompt Word: Popsicle

Doodle(s)wash: 6/27

I came home and decided that I wasn’t going to think about work and planned to get some writing, class work, and painting done. Soon, my house became the hangout house for the neighborhood kids. They went to the park with my daughter to keep an eye on her brother. This is a ‘me issue’ and worrying about my son after watching the news today. I’m at the point where I should probably not watch the news anymore.

I was taking a picture of the painting and doodle when I got a phone call asking if the friends can have dinner with us. There go my plans for having leftovers. With a few clicks on the keyboard, the pizza arrived in the nick of time to feed the hungry brood in my yard. Hearing my son laugh and talk with his friends was what I needed after a bad day.

Oh, my daughter is infatuated with today’s prompt and has confiscated the painting. Side note: It’s very difficult painting when it’s humid. The masking fluid doesn’t peel from the paper neatly and the paint took forever to dry in some places or soaked up more water than expected.


Prompt Word: Pineapple

 

Doodle(s)wash: 6/26

I wasn’t going to paint. I was going to crawl in bed and binge eat all my comfort foods and go to sleep. While eating I was going to overthink and replay conversations in my head. I thought days like these were going to be easy for me to overcome and rise above. All I have is doubt in my capabilities as graphic artist and skills.

I used to have to fight for my right to have a job (with my ex) and to fight for my rights to go to college. They weren’t pretty or easy to go through both mentally and physically but I got a job and a degree. It took 12 years but I got it. Then at work today I was gaslighted by a coworker.  After providing proof (physical and digital proof) that I wasn’t I wasn’t the one that created the artwork, that she was (knowing and being told that she wasn’t supposed to) gaslighting still continued. I came home, cooked dinner and grabbed the kids Oreos when my husband asked me if I painted. Had I preplanned my next meals? He was successful in distracting me from my head then listened to what happened-it was a lot better than the guilt I would’ve felt after eating a million points worth of cookies.

He also surprised me with some tomato cages (that’s the way to a southern woman’s heart), potting soil, and a hanging basket with a promise to go with me to pick out flowers to plant in it.

Even though the painting has a dark air about it, I did feel better painting it.


Prompt Word: Lake

Doodle(s)wash: 6/24-6/25

Still working on playing catch-up and this felt really good. Painting and doodling was just the relaxing activity I needed in a quiet house after a crazy Monday. I still have some catching up to do but we’re going to start here. GRR…WP is having issues AGAIN. I day it works like it’s supposed to and the next it doesn’t. It doesn’t even do any good to report the issue.


6/24-Pool: Still one line and dots. I tried to capture a ripple effect in the water. Didn’t turn out how I like but still like the style that I’m developing.
6/24-Pool: This is an inflatable pool but leave it to me to make it look creepy and ominous.
6/25-Strawberry: It’s all one line except for the dots.
6/25: Strawberry: This is what I get for dieting. Chocolate covered strawberry individual cheesecakes…YUM!

 

Doodle(s)wash: 6/23

Taking a quick break from the weekend chores to complete my doodle(s)wash. Right now, I carry a backpack to accommodate my healthier eating habits. There are a lot of containers for healthy snacks to keep me from the vending machines, lunch to keep me from going across the street to the burger place, vitamins, and other essentials.


Prompt Word: Backpack

Doodle(s)wash: 6/22

I wanted to achieve something fun and quick after such a shi%*# day. Swamped at work, lost 6 hours of work, then my supervisor was appalled when I told him that if I’m to do someone else’s job then I need a day or two break from my duties. I just know it’s going to end up being a meeting but if I’m going to need to do art for two departments I need allotted time AND compensated in pay. So, I will work on the Fenton Project and then attend the first writing class.


Prompt: Lemonade

Doodle(s)wash: 6/21

I managed to get a lot done before the rain moved in. I weeded out and un-vined my little experimental garden. I caged the tomato plant (it’s getting huge and hoping for veggies soon), unwound my melon plants from the pepper plants, and trellised the green beans. I needed a tomato cage and have decided that I can’t go into the lawn and garden center without adult supervision. I’ve been a little naughty and started pricing hobby greenhouses. I walked out with 7 bushes and 6 elephant ears that are now homed in my front yard. Cooked dinner for the family, cleaned the kitchen and sat down and did my doodle(s)wash.


Prompt: Giraffe

 

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