Do you ever do anything on the spur of the moment? Is there ever a time you’ve woken up and decided ‘yep, I’m going to do this today!’?
Well, I did just that on Saturday. I woke up and announced to my youngest that we were going on a train. She didn’t react with the same kind of enthusiasm: ‘But, I’m busy!’ she groaned, not even bothering to ask where the train was heading. With a little … OK a lot of persuasion … we caught the train with five minutes to spare and she finally cheered up when we arrived at our destination two and a half hours later in Portsmouthnd I managed to squeeze a drawing in, using my 6″ x 6″ sketchbook on the return journey.
It’s been an exciting week. Not only was I featured in an eco e-magazine sharing about my art and creativity using natural products for painting and my passion for recycling, upcycling and using items found around my home to create, but I am this week the featured artist over on an amazing Facebook group site called DoodleArt 😀
How did this happen? Well, I posted one of my forty-five minute doodles of my OH and the cat, Nikon onto the page challenge: portraits. It was selected as receiving being among the top three with the most ‘likes’. The group runs a different challenge a month, so there’ll be a new challenge set on June 1st.
The irony of the icecream parlour visit and eating in a restaurant, aptly named Giraffe, was that my latest doodle depicted both icecreams and a giraffe all painted using naturally made inks from coffee, tea and strawberries!