July’s Final Doodle(s)washes

I wanted to make sure that I finished this month’s challenge. The reason why it’s a late post is that I reclaimed my area in the bedroom. I won’t go into the drama of it only that I have it back. Blueberry green tea and my watercolor markers and paints was heaven.

Next month (starting tomorrow) will be the bug doodles and 3 paintings a week.


What’s New For August?

hobbit going on an adventure image

What adventures do I want to go on? Trying to plan ahead and figure out what to write, write about, keep doodling, not doodle, paint, not paint, explore other interests? These are difficult questions to answer as I had a spell of not being me or having any ambition. I think I have it today (ambition that is).

Doodle or not to doodle? I’m going to keep my daily doodle routine but this month I’m going to try and do one-line doodles of (insert drum roll) insects. Will they be cute? Will they be creepy? Who knows but I hope to have some fun.

The daily 6-word stories are a must for me to complete. It’s a small accomplishment that makes me proud at the end of the day. I have posted some prompts for everyone to dabble in. Speaking of prompts (it’s kind of a prompt), I’m going to continue with Fenton’s Fridays. There aren’t a lot of people participating but I like where it’s going and hope other’s will share (share and pingbacks are awesome and it helps Fenton) and dive in.

Watercolor, this is a tough one for me to give up but I’m having a difficult time doing one every day. Can I do a few a week? I don’t want it to feel like a chore so I’ve come to the decision of this: At least one urban sketch (watercolor and ink) a week, an herb or plant of some sort (you’ll see here in a minute why) and something random.

I still have my writing classes to finish and some new interests. Herbal medicine/apothecary study. I managed to get herbs to grow in my yard and now I’m just enamored with the thought of apothecary study. But where to start? Do I purchase rarer herb seeds? Do I start making my own teas? So much to think about. Writing erotica. Am I comfortable with the genre? I like to think I am but do I post my writing on here or submit it to certain forums geared towards just that subject? Norse religion/Norse paganism/Heathenry. I am a pagan by definition (no I don’t cast spells or curse anyone) and have been a solitary believer. My husband has been asking A LOT of questions here lately so I took him to a festival where we BOTH learned a little something. We were both drawn to the previous mention Norse. With that being said, people judge other people for ALL sorts of reasons including their choice of faith and beliefs. I’m not converting ANYONE but I do believe everyone has the right to believe and belong to something that is personal and meaningful to them. And the diet…YES! A MUST! I have lost 17lbs and counting. I don’t see a difference personally and that’s because it’s a slow process for my body but others have.

I know long rant but there will be some new things being posted, some familiar, and probably creepy.

Massive Doodle(s)wash Catch-up

I think the downward spiral was an event I can see and feel happening but I couldn’t do anything to just NOT let it happen. I have massive awards to catch-up on and hope to start on those tomorrow. I started my catch-up yesterday during a break at the festival and finished throughout the day today between chores and taking care of the family.

The Pagan Pride festival was a learning experience. My husband has had many questions and most I could answer but others he needed a more mature guidance than what I have. Then he asked, ‘How come you don’t practice at home?’ It broke my heart to answer because I knew that he would feel guilty and would try to overcompensate to make up his error in judging but I didn’t need or want that.

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Doodle(s)wash: 7/24 (belated worthiness)

As from my previous post, yesterday was one of my bad days both mentally and at work. The two went hand in hand. The owner of the company snapped at me over a question and I immediately shut down and went into autopilot. I went home feeling the same and cooked dinner and even painted without feeling. I debated a long time (into this morning) on whether or not to post my images but here it goes:

Prompt: Monochrome Moods

I couldn’t figure out how to do monochrome in only black ink. Instead, I did a quick one line Zen doodle and I thought it actually fit nicely.
This didn’t turn out like I wanted and started to throw it away and decided NOPE! It’s worth the post. Or at least to me it is. It’s supposed to be trees with a morning mist feel. 

 

Doodle(s)wash: 7/21-7/23

I really had to force myself to paint and doodle. I know that if I continued I would soon give everything up. I even managed to make dinner for everyone even though it mostly came from the box. Work was awful for a Monday and all I can say is thank goodness that I don’t delete emails (will probably elaborate more when I’m up to writing).

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Doodle(s)wash: 7/18-7/20

I was at work when I got the phone call from the kids that the uninvited guests decided to have some people over and that they were even yelling at the dogs to shut up and the kids to go play outside. Let’s just say I immediately left work came home and cleared out my house. No, I wasn’t polite. No, I wasn’t forgiving. No, I didn’t care if they had to sleep outside in the rain (especially since that’s where they wanted the kids to go out and play in). I’m not even worried about what my husband will do. Then the kids and I got the house clean, dinner started for this evening and some peace and quiet. Enough so that I had so much fun painting and will be working on Fenton’s Friday.


Prompt: Jungle-I ran out of room but it’s supposed to be a toucan.
Prompt: Jungle-I wanted to paint something that was both majestic and simple.
Prompt: Rainy Day-When I think if rainy day the first image that came to mind was Georgie from the movie IT.
Prompt: Rainy Day-I had all that paint on my palette from the gorilla and though this would be a fun piece. I think it kind of has a, ‘Courage the Cowardly Dog’ feeling to it.
Prompt: Wet and Dry-I loathed this prompt. I racked my brain and came up with two options. I used the wet/dry vac for the doodle part for today’s prompt.
Prompt: Wet and Dry-After the wet/dry vac doodle the only other thing that I could thing of was a frog. Some species can live on both land and water. Not to happy with this little guy but not so much that I would throw it away.

 

Doodle(s)wash: 7/17

I spent more time sketching and inking than the actually watercolor I finally came to a stopping point. I was super proud that I was able to stop myself from brutally overworking the image. This would be my second ‘urban sketch’ and I’m beginning to wonder if I like inking and watercolor painting buildings and outside cityscapes than the food or animals?


Prompt Word: City Life

 

Doodle(s)wash: 7/15-7/16

It felt good to sit and paint tonight. I’m slowly catching up on everything. Dinner was a simple chicken biscuit for the family, frozen dinner for me, and chicken and rice for Dublin. It’s been a stressful two days and I’m hoping Dublin perks up a bit more.


Prompt Word: On the Beach

It seems like I have painted quite a few things that had to do with the ocean and beach. For the doodle (one line) a starfish and the painting a sand castle.

Starfish and shell.
Sand Castle. I had to use up some of my palette so I could start with a clean space.

Prompt Word: Casting Shadows

Casting Shadow

 

Doodle(s)wash: 7/12

It’s late, I’m tired and the chores of the house are just screaming at me to get done the ‘mom’ way and not the ‘kids’ way. I didn’t have to say anything just look at my little army of butt heads (Including my husband-and yes I can say that because they are!) I created and they scattered to the four corners of the house looking for something to do. I had just cooked dinner after a long day at work. Everyone didn’t mind eating it but didn’t want to clean up. SO I did, along with a million other little things that teenage eyes overlook on purpose. I’m exhausted and will not be able to do any of my classwork tonight but the painting and doodling helped calm my nerves a great deal. I apologize in advance. I don’t have LED daylight bulbs because my migraines are more prone to making an appearance when they are shining.


Prompt: Woodland Creatures

My raccoon ended up looking like a deranged cat.
This little guy surprised me with the cuteness!

 

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