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Taking Stock May 2018


Each time I write a ‘Taking Stock’ post I have to look back on a previous one to get the list and make sure I am consistent with the title.  While I am visiting the older post I like to read what I was up to just a few months ago!

One of the many reasons I like to write these fun posts.

The idea for Taking Stock came from Pip of Meet Me at Mikes fame and I am grateful to her for it.

To take stock, just copy the list at the end of my list and fill it in to make it your own stock take.  Do it again in a couple of months and revisit them to see what you were up to!

Making : sketchbooks using old book covers.

Cooking : I am not sure what to cook for dinner but I made a very nice apple cake at the weekend.

Drinking : Frothy coffee.

Reading: The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin.

Wanting: Spring, it seems that here in the mid west we have once again leapt into summer with only a whisper of Spring weather.

Looking: At a vase of flowers which  I want to sketch.

Playing: Trivia in pilates later this afternoon no doubt.  My pilates instructor is into trivia and works it into class wherever she can!

Deciding: What travel art supplies to pack for our upcoming UK trip!

Wishing: We could spend longer while visiting home.

Enjoying: Planning our holiday!

Waiting: For my cold and allergies to go away and let me breathe again!

Liking: Working out with kettle bells at Core 3 fitness.

Wondering: Whether to make the book (in the photo) I bought at an estate sale last weekend into a sketchbook or not? It is so cute inside I am loathe to touch it, I think it will stay in my old book pile.

Loving: Turbo Kick classes which I take twice a week, I just love bouncing around for an hour and it is great exercise!

Pondering: Ideas for an art tutorial I am making for Get Messy Art Journal.

Considering: Making another sketchbook from a lovely book someone left in the free box at the library. It is old and well read but has covers which would make an amazing sketchbook.

Buying: A converter for my fountain pen so that I can use it to draw with waterproof ink.

Watching: Sketchbookery videos and enjoying my sketchbook as I fill it up.

Hoping: For some ideas for my art journal.

Marvelling: At the generosity of people and information.  We are planning to mudlark in London one day this summer and I have got so much information from people, I am so grateful.

Cringing: At the coffee I just made, it is like rocket fuel!

Needing: More milk in my coffee…

Questioning: Most of my methods at the minute, I seem to be running on a treadmill and consequently getting nowhere fast! I need to take a step back and get some things sorted out so I can get creating and moving forward again.

Smelling: Cut grass.

Wearing: Levi’s t shirt with a cassette tape on it and some old Calvin Klein Jeans capris along with my Birkenstocks.

Following: Caylee’s lead at Get Messy in setting some goals for May.

Noticing: How creased my clothes are, I need to iron some stuff!

Knowing: Practice is the only way.

Thinking: About our trip to the UK in the summer, I can’t wait!

Admiring: Everyone doing the 100 day project as we are 30 days in now.

Sorting: Winter clothes from summer and storing the winter woolies away until next year.

Getting: Ready to go to work at the library.

Bookmarking: Magazines because I never get to read them all the way through so I have to mark where I got to.

Coveting: A new sofa, it is so hard to decide.

Disliking: Being too hot.

Opening: My box of vintage black and white photos to choose some to work with in my art journal.

Giggling: At the fact that I am writing this list from the bottom up.

Feeling: Accomplished because I cut the grass today. It is the little things…

Snacking: On a banana, I would have chocolate, but we don’t have any!!

Helping: With adult craft at the library tonight. We are making little books from pretty paper and ribbon!

Hearing: Air conditioning and wishing we had a couple more weeks before we had to put it on!

Here is a list for you to copy and fill in.

Happy Wednesday x


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I live in St Louis, MO, but I am originally from Lincoln, Great Britain. My family and I have lived in the Mid West for over 15 years now. My blog is where I blog and chat about all kinds of creative stuff.

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