100 Days Project

jeni: A scribble a day and things/people I love

A series of small sketches with watercolour wash, to see how good I can get at it after 100 days of practice. I started a while ago and for a few days I had gusto and enthusiasm, but as with previous hobbies, once I started being critical and disappointed, I lost confidence and stopped bothering. I might add a journal entry here and there, but for the most part it will be the pencil and the watercolour. I am looking forward to the discipline that commitment - to the 100 Days Project - brings out in me. I have way better staying power with a bit of a push.

Kia Ora

Day 2:

Sleeping beauty

Aha! So that's how you do it... Wait until they are asleep and those adorable rosy cheeks are snuggled against the pillow and the button noses snoring peacefully. There are only so many pictures I can do of my sleeping babies without making any followers I may acquire snore. One more and then something else I promise! Maybe some garden and maybe with a pen.

This is Edie, 23 months old. I have a copy of a similar picture my own mother did of me at about the same age. I might do one of Billy too - if I am fortunate enough to get him to nap in the afternoon. Right now he is sitting across from me playing "building piggies" (or that's his name for it) while Edie is still tucked up in her bed, and their father is crashed out in Bill's bed after trying in vain to get the boy to have a lie down.

It's 3pm on Saturday afternoon. I am going to bake some bread to go with the soup which has been in the slow cooker since 9am. I might sneak in some True Blood rerun viewing while I do that (I'm re-watching them all in time for the new season). And I might do another watercolour another day, because I think I'll wreck this one if I fuss with colouring it... Right, I can hear a wail. Till tomorrow, then.