What happened to the drawing challenge?

I disappeared for a few days.  A couple reasons, my internet connection is crappy/not reliable and I got distracted on days 5-7 of the challenge.  I actually did draw something for day 5 but strongly disliked how it came out, it was donuts but the background I did clashed with it horribly.  I’ve been limited on what I can do with color since I have super cheap colored pencils and an even worse sharpener at the moment.  I need to get another set of prismacolors and eventually polychromos.  Time to start saving money.  So I didn’t finish the challenge but I got further than I normally do with them.  Last time I attempted a drawing challenge I think I made it to day one and that’s it.  My motivation still comes and goes but overall it’s been much better the past year.  I will have some artwork up soon and when my internet is acting up I’ll make sure to start going to the public library so I can get pics up faster.

Just a quick update 🙂

My 2020 Goals

Thought I’d make a post for this upcoming year with my goals. 🙂

  1. Make it to 1 year of eating disorder recovery (April 2nd, 2020 marks one year from when I started recovering from bulimia so I’m over halfway there)
  2. Get dental work completed – I’m in the process of this now, just have a few more cavities to get taken care of due to damage from the years of purging.
  3. Vote in the 2020 presidential election
  4. Start classes again at my college (I’m also in the process of getting registered)
  5. Move into a more affordable apartment.  By this I mean a section 8 type apartment.  I’m on some waiting lists and have been for awhile so I’m hoping something comes through within the next year so I can move and have an easier time financially.
  6. Draw at least a few times a week, work on improving my artwork.
  7. Continue eating healthy, with lots of fruits and vegetables.  Limit junk food.

 

Spooky Time!

Halloween is getting closer! The leaves are changing and look gorgeous

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I’ve been watching lots of horror movies and books. Read The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson (the book the Netflix show isn’t based on) and it was fantastic! Right now I’m reading Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice

Have been doing a little drawing. Here’s some experimenting with lettering !

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Creating New Habits/Getting Rid of Bad Ones

I’m reading a book called Atomic Habits by James clear.  It’s about making small changes over time, persistently and by using specifics instead of vague wording.  There’s a lot more to the book than just this of course and I highly recommend it.

Anyway for example instead of  having a goal stating “I want to lose weight” a much more refined specific version would be something like “I will work out for 30 minutes after my morning cup of coffee”  I find this stuff interesting because I’ve been trying to implement good habits into my life and get rid of bad ones.

So here are some habits I’m trying to add into my life.

.Draw more – I will draw/or at least begin a drawing every morning while I have my morning cup of coffee for at least 25 minutes.

Exercise – I will take a walk in the mornings after breakfast and in the afternoon after lunch.

Food – I will sit at my kitchen table when I eat instead of eating mindlessly standing up or in my room.  I will not have more than 2 caffeinated cups of coffee a day (it causes anxiety and insomnia for me) I will eat some sort of vegetables at least once a day.

Cleaning:  I will sweep the floor every evening after dinner.  I will mop/vacuum the floors on Saturdays.

 

20 by 30

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This is a list of 20 things I’d like to do/accomplish by 30 years old.  I was going to do 30 by 30 but couldn’t come up with that many ideas at the moment.  I turned 25 two months ago. So that gives me 5 years to try and do what’s on my list.  This was a lot of fun to make!

  1. Graduate with my associates degree (I’m about halfway done now)
  2. Be able to read Harry Potter series in Italian
  3. Learn how to solve a Rubiks Cube
  4. Have a part time job
  5. Read all of the books I own
  6. See Lindsey Stirling in concert
  7. Try bubble tea
  8. Begin studying Japanese
  9. Go to a zoo
  10. Improve my artwork
  11. Visit NYC
  12. Begin playing the violin again
  13. Go to Lake George
  14. See more baseball games
  15. Learn to use chopsticks
  16. Get a new tattoo
  17. Learn how to cook more
  18. Learn to play Arkham Horror and other board/card games
  19. Buy a PS4 and an Xbox One
  20. Get nose re-pierced

I understand much of this isn’t really significant or ambitious but they’re things that I really want to do, some are a challenge but realistic. 🙂