Monday, July 28, 2014

Slow Monday

Goodness I am having a very sluggish day. I started by sleeping in and I've been moving like a snail ever since. It took me most of what was left of my morning to get the vacuuming and chores done. My head's in a fog too. I'm going to blame it on the cloudy, muggy weather.
Needing something cheery on a grey day, I went out and plucked a cone-flower from my garden for my lunch time sketching session.
I used my latest favorite combo-- colored pencils and watercolor pencils.
After that I was a bit restless, trying to decide what I felt like doing. I checked the weather and it seems we're in for more rain and possible thunder showers tonight, so I decided to go outside for a bit of exercise. I managed to ride my bicycle around the neighborhood in the easiest gear for about 15 minutes. With both a knee and hip problem this summer, I can manage only small bits of chores or exercise. I'm not sleeping well. either. I'm stubborn and tend to push too far.
Once I'd trimmed one more shrub (I can do one at a time), I was satisfied that I had done the most I could do. I came inside and settled in my studio to do a little stitching on the postcard.
It's almost done. I have to stop myself form adding too much detail, as I'm planning to put it into the mail.
On the weekend, I got the little second hand store desk put in place to see how it would work. My cutting mat fits perfectly and now I have empty drawers! I might put wheels on it which would raise it up a bit more and I can't decide if I want to paint it or not.
Sorry for the lighting; it was back lit by the window.
I must go see what I can do about supper. I haven't anything planned yet!


Watercolour and Textile Artist, Eileen Gidman said...

It's fun to get a look at your work space. Mine tend to be so very utilitarian.

Mystic Quilter said...

I look forward to seeing your coloured pencil sketches, especially when you have flowers. Feeling inspired to dig my pencils out from the drawer and sketch a little again!