Taking Stock
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Taking Stock January 2016

Hello

Today is chilly but sunny and full of blue sky.  I have been busy painting and drawing and printing some postcards which I am excited to write and send out!  The picture above is one of them.

I am going to put the kettle on for a cup of tea while I take stock for the first time this year.  Let’s see how it is going so far.  Fancy a stock take?  I have a blank list at the bottom of the post, so you can fill it in with your own stock taking.

Making : Chips (fries) and egg for lunch with sriracha sauce all over.
Cooking : Banana bread for breakfast.
Drinking : Yorkshire Gold tea.
Reading: ‘Drawing Blood’ by Molly Crabapple.
Wanting: To organize my time more efficiently.
Looking: At the birds bickering over the feeders!
Playing: Radio 2 over the interweb.
Deciding: How to get my hair cut tomorrow, just a little trim I think.
Wishing: For snow.
Enjoying: All the art I am making.
Waiting: For the kids to come home from school.
Liking: The library.
Wondering: If there are any estates sales around this weekend?
Loving: The new game we bought this week – ‘Dicecapades’.  It is super fun!
Pondering: What to look for if I find an estate sale. Old books, Pyrex bowls, postcards, cool stuff.
Considering: Who to mail my new postcards to!?
Buying: Vintage playing cards to draw on and use in art journaling.
Watching: ‘Life in Pieces’, ‘Project Runway Junior’, ‘Brooklyn 99’, ‘Home Fires’.
Hoping:  That ‘The Coloring Studio’ like the coloring sheet I submitted to the magazine.
Marvelling: At what you can do when you just go for it!
Cringing: At people who don’t hold doors for the person behind them.
Needing: New socks!
Questioning: Using old books as sketchbooks.  I want to and I intend to paint and draw in some books I have gathered, but I still feel bad about it.
Smelling: Like I have done a tough pilates class.  Mmmmmm sweaty!
Wearing: Jeans, sweater and boots.
Following: Paris Fashion week on Instagram.
Noticing: How much less walking I am doing now that both my kids get themselves to school and back.
Knowing: I am benefiting from working hard at the gym.
Thinking: About what to make for dinner, maybe shepherd’s pie.
Admiring: People who make amazing prints with a gelli plate, I need to practice.
Sorting: My art supplies to see what colored pencils I need.  I am always buying the same colours!
Getting: Fab books from the library.
Bookmarking: Recipes for dinner ideas.
Coveting: Paint pens.
Disliking: Dry skin.
Opening: The book ‘Creative Girl’ by Danielle Donaldson.
Giggling: At the book I just bought from the library a 1980’s gem called ‘Backyard Vacation’, just the cover makes me smile!
Feeling: Like drawing some lamps!
Snacking: On Nutella (naughty).
Helping: With homework.
Hearing: My own bad singing along to the radio!

Backyard Vacation book

Isn’t this a cool book!   Enjoy your own taking stock if you want to.

Happy Wednesday x

 

Making :
Cooking :
Drinking :
Reading:
Wanting:
Looking:
Playing:
Deciding:
Wishing:
Enjoying:
Waiting:
Liking:
Wondering:
Loving:
Pondering:
Considering:
Buying:
Watching:
Hoping:
Marvelling:
Cringing:
Needing:
Questioning:
Smelling:
Wearing:
Following:
Noticing:
Knowing:
Thinking:
Admiring:
Sorting:
Getting:
Bookmarking:
Coveting:
Disliking:
Opening:
Giggling:
Feeling:
Snacking:
Helping:
Hearing:

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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 10 years now. My blog is www.catseatdogs.com where I blog and chat about all kinds of creative stuff.

9 Comments

  1. I love that you are keeping in touch with your English roots- tea, eggs and chips, shepherd’s pie! And I like that banana bread is making it onto the breakfast menu! We laugh along to Brooklyn 99 too! Sounds like January is progressing well for you.

  2. Oh, I am wishing for snow too – but I don’t think it’s likely (summer time in Brisbane) – I’d settle for a storm though! I haven’t seen Project Runway junior – I love the original so will be looking out for it.

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