Today is chilly but sunny and full of blue sky. I have been busy painting and drawing and printing some postcards which I am excited to write and send out! The picture above is one of them.
I am going to put the kettle on for a cup of tea while I take stock for the first time this year. Let’s see how it is going so far. Fancy a stock take? I have a blank list at the bottom of the post, so you can fill it in with your own stock taking.
Making : Chips (fries) and egg for lunch with sriracha sauce all over.
Cooking : Banana bread for breakfast.
Drinking : Yorkshire Gold tea.
Reading: ‘Drawing Blood’ by Molly Crabapple.
Wanting: To organize my time more efficiently.
Looking: At the birds bickering over the feeders!
Playing: Radio 2 over the interweb.
Deciding: How to get my hair cut tomorrow, just a little trim I think.
Wishing: For snow.
Enjoying: All the art I am making.
Waiting: For the kids to come home from school.
Liking: The library.
Wondering: If there are any estates sales around this weekend?
Loving: The new game we bought this week – ‘Dicecapades’. It is super fun!
Pondering: What to look for if I find an estate sale. Old books, Pyrex bowls, postcards, cool stuff.
Considering: Who to mail my new postcards to!?
Buying: Vintage playing cards to draw on and use in art journaling.
Watching: ‘Life in Pieces’, ‘Project Runway Junior’, ‘Brooklyn 99’, ‘Home Fires’.
Hoping: That ‘The Coloring Studio’ like the coloring sheet I submitted to the magazine.
Marvelling: At what you can do when you just go for it!
Cringing: At people who don’t hold doors for the person behind them.
Needing: New socks!
Questioning: Using old books as sketchbooks. I want to and I intend to paint and draw in some books I have gathered, but I still feel bad about it.
Smelling: Like I have done a tough pilates class. Mmmmmm sweaty!
Wearing: Jeans, sweater and boots.
Following: Paris Fashion week on Instagram.
Noticing: How much less walking I am doing now that both my kids get themselves to school and back.
Knowing: I am benefiting from working hard at the gym.
Thinking: About what to make for dinner, maybe shepherd’s pie.
Admiring: People who make amazing prints with a gelli plate, I need to practice.
Sorting: My art supplies to see what colored pencils I need. I am always buying the same colours!
Getting: Fab books from the library.
Bookmarking: Recipes for dinner ideas.
Coveting: Paint pens.
Disliking: Dry skin.
Opening: The book ‘Creative Girl’ by Danielle Donaldson.
Giggling: At the book I just bought from the library a 1980’s gem called ‘Backyard Vacation’, just the cover makes me smile!
Feeling: Like drawing some lamps!
Snacking: On Nutella (naughty).
Helping: With homework.
Hearing: My own bad singing along to the radio!
Isn’t this a cool book! Enjoy your own taking stock if you want to.
Happy Wednesday x
I love that you are keeping in touch with your English roots- tea, eggs and chips, shepherd’s pie! And I like that banana bread is making it onto the breakfast menu! We laugh along to Brooklyn 99 too! Sounds like January is progressing well for you.
Isn’t Brooklyn 99 funny! We love it.
Oh, I am wishing for snow too – but I don’t think it’s likely (summer time in Brisbane) – I’d settle for a storm though! I haven’t seen Project Runway junior – I love the original so will be looking out for it.
It would be an unusual weather day for you! Yes, look for PR junior, I thought they would all be brats, but no, they are delightful and talented.
TG would make anyone delightful and talented I think – love that guy 🙂
Have I suggested looking up Dudley Redhead ? She’s a blogger in Sydney does lots of Gelli printing you might like her.
I will look her up thanks Rachael, I am a bit stuck for gelli plate ideas to be honest!
I have a feeling at some point she ran a little course … or did an e-book … good luck