Time for a litle stock take on this sunny blustery day. If you want to have a stock take too, there is a blank list at the end. I try and go through the list without too much thinking about each word. If you do these regularly, they are fun and interesting to look back on. Taking Stock is the brainchild of the lovely Pip at Meet Me At Mikes blog.
Making : Lots of art, I draw, sketch, paint or journal every day.
Cooking : Spaghetti and tomato sauce for dinner.
Drinking : Cups of tea.
Reading: Bella Grace magazine.
Wanting: Flowers, I can’t get enough of flowers at the minute!
Looking: At the trees blooming all around, especially my neighbor’s pink magnolia tree.
Playing: Swing Ball in the back garden.
Deciding: Which sketchbook to use? Grey pages or tan? Both are so effective with pencil crayons.
Wishing: I had an airy studio full of light and art supplies.
Enjoying: The sunshine and wind combination in the air today.
Waiting: For my photos to come so that I can start my 2016 album.
Liking: Spring Break, the boys are off school and we are enjoying lazy days.
Wondering: What to draw today.
Loving: That I have an art habit, sketchbooks are filling up and my skills are growing.
Pondering: Some watercolour practice.
Considering: Making bread.
Buying: Coloured pencils and a new stencil.
Watching: ‘Cuckoo’ on Netflix. It is hilarious!
Hoping: The trip to the orthodontist tomorrow goes well.
Marvelling: At the blue sky and fluffy clouds.
Cringing: At the US election circus.
Questioning: Everyone I know who has a spiralizer, so that I can get one I will use and not leave to gather dust in the cupboard.
Smelling: The magnolia tree next door.
Wearing: Striped top, jeans, red Converse.
Following: Various art journalers on You Tube and Instagram and getting lots of inspiration.
Noticing: Things to draw around every corner.
Knowing: Sometimes I have to make myself get on with it.
Thinking: About somewhere to go at the weekend.
Admiring: People who write books like my ace friend Jeanette at Craftwhack who has a book coming out next month with lots of art ideas for kids.
Sorting: The garden and getting ready to plant lots of veggies and flowers.
Getting: Books from the library.
Bookmarking: Pages in magazines as I read my way through them.
Coveting: Summer shoes.
Disliking: The time change last weekend. Why oh why do we still need to move the clocks twice a year?
Opening: My art journal to test out my new stencil.
Giggling: At our new dog, she is a crazy girl.
Feeling: Like I need to make a coffee.
Snacking: On nothing if I make that coffee!
Helping: Our friend celebrate 50 this weekend.
Hearing: ‘The Now Show’ on BBC radio 2. Very funny!
Happy stock taking!
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