You know that feeling you get in the pit of your stomach? That Monday feeling? Well it’s returned. I’m currently lying in bed after having a few days off really hating the idea of heading into the office tomorrow.
On a positive, I’ve been doing some research into my business idea this weekend and even started to put a little bit of money away to buy tools. I’ve invested a little bit of my salary this month and with the help of people in Facebook groups, online videos and research I’ve put together a wish list of the basics I need to kick-start my business project. It might take me a few months to get everything from the list (it is quite extensive) but I should be able to start practising in a few weeks. All baby steps to do something I love, rather than continue to be treated like shit.
I shall keep you updated on progress and give you a sneak peek into my purchases when they arrive.
For now though I must try and remain as positive as I can.
I know what you’re thinking, not another drawing post right? But honestly it’s the most therapeutic and satisfying thing I’ve done in a real long time!
Today we slept in until about 10am. Suffering with a sore back, I got up made a brew and crawled back into bed whilst C snoozed. We spent the next two hours catching up on social media, videos and drawing tutorials. We eventually surfaced from bed around midday and headed straight to the kitchen for bacon and egg on toast and fresh brews. Yum!
After brunch, I put some laundry on, had a blistering hot shower, changed into fresh lounge wear and got comfy with my new stylus and tablet. Thought I’d try my hand at hair, which started off with a different, more realistic style, but due to me getting carried away (picasso-eat-your-heart-out) it ended up looking more Anime. Still I’m rather pleased with the end result.
Back to work tomorrow after being ill last week. Not looking forward to it.
Still, there’s a few more hours of Sunday left to enjoy and we’ve got a Chinese takeaway enroute!
Yesterday I decided to treat myself to a new toy and it was delivered today – The joys of Amazon Prime!
I thought about the times when C would prefer to play a game, and I’m sat with nothing to do so I bought myself a Ciscle Disc Stylus to do a bit of drawing! I’ve got it working with Sketchbook for Android and I have to say I’m really impressed so far. Only costing £9.99 for two, they came in a lovely white presentation box, complete with velvet bag and 6 extra disc nibs. The stylus also have a nib each fitted (8 in total), so great value for money. I opted for the black and gold versions, but they had many more colours available.
Eager to test them out I had to factory reset my android tablet, as months of game hoarding were slowing it down somewhat. Once reset I installed all the apps I needed and got to work! A few hours later many attempts later, I am ending the night with a complete drawing.
Meet my digital self, Tilly!