Back to the Grind and a Colouring Class (or two)

Good day peeps! It would appear that I blinked and the summer is almost over! I keep telling myself that I’ll get better at regularly posting but alas, it appears I’m getting worse! I WILL get better, I promise ;-p

So, it’s Wednesday, August 13 and I’ve just come back to work after two wild weeks of vacation. I actually wrote this on Monday, but work has been crazy so I’m only posting now (I really AM trying). This year’s vacation was one of the most fun vacations I can remember (with the exception of that time in Barbados *sigh*), but probably the least relaxing, lol. With two kids under 5, vacations are not terribly relaxing, but boy can they be fun, and chaotic, and loud!

This year our vacation consisted of the zoo, a parade, the beach, picnics, a rib festival, pool parties, park visits, game days, and (thankfully), a bit of time to colour (big smile here). Yep, during my two weeks off, I was spoiled with two afternoons to myself to do with as I pleased, and it pleased me to colour (surprise). During my free time, I was able to colour a few fun images and even enter a colouring challenge! Yippee!

Inspired by the incredibly talented artist, Copic teacher and master, Alyce Keegan from Kit and Clowder, I coloured this fierce image by Saturated Canary, entitled, Pixie Dust Fairy (she was a freebie, yipeeee!).

Pixie Dust Fairy

I have started taking Alyce’s colouring classes over at Kit and Clowder to try and improve my skills and so far I’m very pleased with my progress – she makes it look easy, and after some (a LOT of) practice, I feel like things are starting to come together. I still have a lot to learn, but it’s a process, so I’m in no rush. For me this is all about fun and creativity, so no stress here. If it takes me a gazillion years to “perfect” my skills, so be it! I’m going to have a blast along the way.

Speaking of having a blast, my good friend, Véronique, and I have begun what we affectionately call our weekly “drunk colouring” evenings. We don’t really get drunk (much), but we do have a blast, colouring together, talking and laughing (lots of laughing). Alone time is nice, but I have to say, it’s a lot of fun to practice my hobby with someone else once in a while 🙂

Anyhoodles, during my free time, I also coloured this cutie, which I entered into a fun hair colouring competition at Kit and Clowder – wish me luck! She’s from my new favourite company, The East Wind, and she’s called Aurora, Spring Butterflies.

Aurora_butterfly

And now, back to the grind.

Ciao peeps!

EBee xox

 

Merry Christmas! Or, Yes, I know Christmas is finished, but I wanted to show off my Christmas cards and I didn’t get around to it before…

I know, I know, what the heck is she talking about? Christmas is finished!

Well, it’s January 10 and I’m back at work, as are many of you, I imagine. This post is to celebrate those of us who have made it through one of the most difficult weeks of the year, if you ask me. It’s the “holidays are finished, I’ve stayed up way too late over the last two weeks, and I have to wait until the summer, or at least my beach vacation to be off work again” week. It’s the week that kicks off what my boss describes as “the armpit of the year”.

Soooo, I thought I would post a few of the Christmas cards I made for my lovely family over the holidays. At least they are cheery. I’m pretty happy with most of them – I even tried my first night scene!

Well, happy return to work week, and keep your chin up! And don’t worry, no more Christmas-themed stuff until at least August.

EBee xox

Moonlight Snowman, From the Heart

Moonlight Snowman_wm

Winter Friends, Wee Stamps

Winter friends card_wm

Minnie’s Christmas Lights, Tiddly Inks

Winnie 2_wm

Molly the Elf, Saturated Canary

Molly the elf_wm