Saturday, 31 December 2011

Last day of 2011

I am feeling optomistic & positive about the new year ahead. The past 2 months have kicked us in the teeth, so it can only get better right?

Other than the afore mentioned past 2 months, 2011 was pretty uneventful and went by pretty quickly.

I truely think 2012 is the year for changes, for the better that is.

I'm not going to make New Years' resolutions or anything, but aim to do better in all I do.

Wishing all my friends & family alike, a wonderful, healthy, happy, joyous New Year!

Wednesday, 28 December 2011

I did two watercolour paintings today

I am finally getting my art mojo back.

This is my friend Melody's dog Cady.

And this is hubs' dog Kodi when he was a pup. It is outlined in ink then colured with watercolours - it looks more cartoonish.

Each painting took only a couple of hours.

Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Seems I like to art late at night

I did this watercolour between 11pm & 12:30 last night/this morning.

I have to find something other than Bostons to draw/paint though :)

Click image to enlarge. This Boston is my Peanut.

Other art I have done in past few months but forgot to post :)

Saturday, 24 December 2011

Recent art work

I did a pencil sketch of my friend Lisa's Boston Terrier Maggie yeaterday - I spent between 2-3 hours on it.

I think I need to do more pencil sketches, I liked doing it.

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Somewhat of an update

I know I haven't been around much other than to post book reviews.

I am going to be somewhat vague here (my longtime readers can email me for details) but the past couple months have been extremely hard. My stress levels are through the roof and I need to get them under control.

Christmas this year will be quiet with only the 3 of us at home. Our usual Boxing day get together has been postponed until Jan 7th. I am hoping the break will help me restore myself. I have been sleeping too much and not well at that. I had lost the few pounds I had regained, to get back to my 20lb loss, but have since gained again.

Things are looking somwhat better, but there is still a lot to come. Starting right after our party Jan 7th, I will be getting back to my lowcarb way of eating - I have been overindulging like crazy and I constantly feel sick. No use trying to go sugar free during the holidays though, so that is the reason for the delay. I will however, do my best to curb the carb craziness somewhat before that.

I'm doing my best to stay positive and keep everyone else positive. I can't belive there are only 4 days til Christmas. Our tree is up but not yet decorated - should probably do that today. I also only have 1/4 of my house decorations up - seems pointless when no one but us will see them.

If I don't get around to posting before Christmas, I want to wish all my lovely readers a wonderful Christmas and a fabulous New Year - may all your hopes & dreams come true and  may you and your families be happy & healthy!