The past two week have been filled with taking care of a sick boyfriend and then being sick myself the following week. Not the most nurturing time for interesting IG photos, but here’s a small Last Week overview anyway.
I decided I wanted to paint a Snape fan art/tribute piece. I’ve been seriously out of practice, so I did it the proper way with a lot of preliminary sketches. I don’t think I got it right once, but I’ve started painting anyway. If it doesn’t work out, I can always try again. (I’m trying to let go of the idea that every drawing and painting has to be “right” from the first try. I’m terrified I’ll screw things up so I tend to go stupidly slow, stalling every decision and it’s so tiring and counterproductive).
Pottermore has a sorting ceremony again and this time I got sorted into…. Ravenclaw! Last time I was sorted into Gryffindor, so I’m not sure how I feel about my new House… When I was in London I bought a Hogwarts badge, because I couldn’t decide which house I wanted to be (I was still Gryffindor at that time) and I decided Dumbledore was right, they sort too early..
Enter blankets and tea. I was already feeling a bit better when I started posting pictures on IG again. The sort of better where you can be bored out of your mind, but you can’t sit up in front of your pc because you feel stupidly tired after 10 minutes.
Luckily the Boy had a decent array of healthcare workers watching and entertaining me the whole time.
By Friday I felt well enough to start reading a bit! I picked up A Wild Swan (review on Goodreads) by Michael Cunningham. It’s a short book with fairy tale retellings and I quite liked it. I wasn’t blown away, but some of the stories where rather crafty and creepy. It also had very nice illustrations, but they lost their appeal in the e-book version I read, looking very small. I’ve seen copies of the physical version of the book and it’s quite stunning.
Sunday was for drawing and drinking tea. I’ve bought myself a Monstera Deliciosa months ago and I’m as obsessed with it’s pretty leaves as anyone else on the internet seems. Drawing them was great fun.
How has your week been?