For this month most of the sketches were ideas for September’s Cat Doodle Challenge hosted by Adele on instagram. The theme for the month was food. You had to include at least one cat when creating the prompt. I enjoyed participating in the challenge and might participate in others in the future. A video of those drawings will go up sometime next week. I also did 2 or 3 Draw this in Your Style.
Normally during October I plan on participating in Inktober or one of the Drawlloween challenges but I decided this year to not participate in any of them. Instead I will be participating in Karlaween again. Karlaween is where you color in any of Karla Magana’s coloring books. I will be coloring in Spooky Sweets this year. I will be posting on instagram and once the month is over I will create a flip thru video.
Below is September’s video. You can watch it here or on youtube.
Late this month but by choice. Hubby was on vacation last week so I decided to postpone the video until this week. We started his vacation by going to Wind Creek Casino to see Gabriel Iglesias‘ comedy show. We really enjoyed his show. Then a few days later we went to Hudson Valley, New York for a couple of days to do a cheese trail. We bought a lot of cheese. So far I’ve liked Midnight Moon, Bru-XL Aged Gouda and the cheese spreads.
We also had fun creating some art by throwing darts at paint filled balloons. We tried doing some paint pour paintings but something wasn’t right; so we’ll probably try again some other time. We ended his vacation by relaxing at home with our kitties.
For August my favorite sketch was the map I created. It took more time then I like spending on my daily sketches but I had fun creating it. I might create more in the future.
Below is August’s video. You can watch it here or on YouTube.
For this month I was back to 2 pages a day. I noticed I seemed to be pretty far into the sketchbook even though there are still 5 months left. I recalculated and I have to do 2 pages in August and September and then the rest of the year do only a page a day. Hopefully this time I calculated correctly.
Below is July’s video. You can watch it here or on YouTube.
Late again. Still dealing with house stuff. I can already tell that even June’s video will be late but I will try my best. I did buy a new mini tripod to have my videos be less shaky since I will no longer be holding my phone when creating the videos. I have a gorilla pod but its too short to take a video that fits the whole sketchbook.
Warning, I will be venting below. If you are not interested or care just scroll to the bottom for the video or watch it on YouTube.
I’m getting pretty stressed with all this house stuff. I was already a bit stressed before and the house stuff just made it worse. I’m an introvert, anti-social, quiet person and have been told kind of a hermit. So having all these people constantly in my house is making my stress level high. Also not being able to have my house looking clean and how I want because there are people constantly here creating tons of dust, being messy, etc is adding to the stress. Along with things taking forever or constant delays, not being able to sleep in my own room since its taking weeks for people to finish it since they disappear, don’t communicate well and aren’t timely. As well as having my poor cats being so stressed because of all this.
The stress is affecting my creativity as well. There are all these art projects I had planned and nothing has gotten done. I’m surprised I’ve been able to keep up with my daily sketches. Since when I create my sketches I tend to stare at the blank page for what seems like forever. That does happen sometimes but usually in a half hour I got something. Now its an hour or more.
Lately the littlest things can make me cry or get angry or both especially if its something that adds to my stress. I can’t wait for all this to be done. Tired of dealing with everyone myself.
As if I don’t have enough stress now I have to deal with someone who just did a terrible job.
Sorry for the long post and venting.
Below is May’s video. You can watch it here or on YouTube.