This was supposed to be my June Rubber Onion Battle entry post, but guess what! I hate the one I finished yesterday. There are a great many things wrong with it, but the most noticeable one is that there’s next to no animation in it. I actually thought I was being clever, but as I stared onto the monstrosity I created I realized it was just bad, really really bad. Fortunately, as I was about to fall asleep I came up with a much better idea. I’m not sure I’ll be able to finish it in time, but as of today, I’m actually pretty optimistic.
Here are all the mermaid drawings I did for #Mermay2017 and published daily on my Instagram, gathered up in one post. I used Tom Bancroft’s prompts, which I wrote on some of the images. Looking at some of the “unnamed” ones now, I have no idea what the prompts for them were, and it was somewhat amusing trying to remember them 🙂
Edit before posting: It’s a little surreal reading about the attacks in London. Normally it’s my friends from there texting to see if we’re all okay here, the world seems to be turning upside down.
While Eli is busy splashing away in the tub with the cats under Husband’s supervision, I just might be able to finish yesterday’s post. Read more
….Aaaaaaaaand I’m back.
I’m now faced with the thing I kind of dreaded for the past two weeks: picking a very limited amount of photos to illustrate our UK adventure. Here goes nothing…
Once we finally arrived and settled in at the place we were staying in Greenwich, I fell asleep for a couple of hours (after a little over 30 hours of no sleep). I woke up as the maintenance man was entering the room I was napping in, and in all fairness I might’ve scared him as much as he surprised me. In the meantime, everyone else went to explore our surroundings:
I’m in heaven.
I’m typing this on my phone, sitting on a small wooden bench, on a very green hill, overlooking Loch Ness. The sheep go “baa” to my left, and the swallows are hunting flies over my head (none pooped on me yet!). The weather up here has been shockingly wonderful so far, as opposed to London, Barley and Edinburgh, where it rained pretty much the whole time we were there. It is supposed to rain in the evening tonight, so I’ll be fully prepared with rain gear 🙂
I’ve been drawing mermaids every day, and sketching things around me in my U.K. travel-sketchbook, but the internet here is rather weak – I’ve tried to attach some images to this post, but to no avail. This post will be the calm before the photo/sketches storm that will be the next Saturday blog update.
Today, a year ago, I started this blog! I didn’t know about Mermay straight away, but I did stumble across it four days later and then drew a mermaid every day since then for the rest of May. This year I’m a little more prepared. I’m even trying to follow through with all the official prompts! I’m posting my mermaids daily on Instagram, but I’ll do a summary blog-post here at the end of the month after I get back from our trip. Today’s prompt was “star wars” and sadly this is all I had time for today, but I kind of like this sketch, even though it looks like her hand is about to get burned off. Do light sabers even work underwater?
Well, here it is, my last daily post for the time being.
I really hope this extra hour or two I’m freeing up will turn into more work getting done. I might be just burnt out on the whole blogging thing as well, so I wonder how this weekly posting will affect that. Guess I’ll have to wait and see 🙂
Here’s the title page for April in my journal, with room for the month’s goals and stuff, and the washi tape that I’ll be marking the entire month with, which also inspired the drawing: