96/100 – Ritterlich Blue. Do you see the knight sitting in this chair after a hard day of work on his horse fighting the evil? Blue in that times was a very exclusive and expensive color to produce, only the richest could affort. So it’s more of king blue. Or rather königliches blue
#day96 /100 #100colorsoftoday#100dayproject#armchair#ritterlichblue#313685
66/100 Reflection (final)
Two thirds of the way through and I'll make this the last reflection post and I'll keep it reasonably brief.
Moving on doesn't mean diving head first into something because you're hurting, this tends to be just about the worst thing you can do, you'll repeat mistakes you've made, or alienate people who actually mean more to you than you realise. Every now and then I take a second to look in the rearview, look in the mirror and see how far I've come and where I'm standing now, unsurprisingly the two line up.
Take a moment to appreciate where you came from, looking back sometimes helps you move forward
day 59 of #100daysofandnotor : “i talk about doing stuff AND i do stuff.”
some say there are two types of people: people who do stuff and people who talk about doing stuff. and the implication is always that the latter group is worse, because they’re not acting. i’m deeply both. i talk about doing a lot of things, unable to bring myself to actually DO anything. i talk about wanting to start my own business, but i’m often too scared to take even the first step. i talked a lot about focusing on art & illustration, but earlier this year i actually did *do* stuff to move forward — like quitting my job! sometimes talking about stuff is how you figure out if you even want to do the stuff to begin with.
Plasticland. 16/100. Plastic invades this beautiful mangrove forest in a Negros Occidental coastline. Sayang lang yung Komorebi!! Sea-level rise has become a giant problem for the community living here so the locals have been using plastic waste to “raise” the land and protect their homes for when the high tide comes in. This could sure use some bio-engineering ingenuity. -
day 58 of #100daysofandnotor : “i’m young AND i have grey hair.”
hooooo boy do i stress out about my grey hairs!!! i think i started getting them when i was 17, before i went to college. and college was stressful, which i thought in turn gave me more grey hairs, which then stressed me out again and it was a great healthy cycle. i’ve tried plucking out a few, trying to will them away (the common belief that many more grow back in its place is maybe false? but it could damage the hair follicle which is also bad). i viewed white hairs as a sign of age, or stress, or some physical representation that my body is bad. it’s still hard for me to not think this way, to feel less confident and beautiful because i have long grey hairs, and lots of short ones that stand up straight on top of my head. it’s something i’m super self conscious about but i’m trying to embrace. age is not a bad thing. with age comes wisdom, experience, confidence, and acceptance (hopefully).
They said “if you want to see how transformed/evolved you are, go home for Thanksgiving dinner....” Well I don’t need Thanksgiving dinner to see that spending more time with my family is one of the most difficult things I’ve done. For my previous round of #100dayproject I chose to do a bold action every day. Lots of bold actions were taken until I realized it wasn’t a challenge. For this next round I want to pick something that will challenge me daily and am open to good ideas! 💡
We did it! We had friends to dinner in the backyard and it was wonderful! And the lights Tyson put up looked great! And baby Ingrid stayed awake later than all the big kids. And thank you Cara for the delicious meal! #100dayproject#100daysofteamdanfamsbackyard
Day# 89/100 *One Galaxy at a time!* Hopefully next week I’ll be able to get back into daily meditation and painting...it’s been a full on week again with no meditation time. Now there are many who would disagree with this statement and tell me that there’s always ‘time’ but I’m guessing they wouldn’t have kids at home all day, a baby and no private space to meditate (as well as being 6 months pregnant)! Mother’s especially I feel NEED that quiet uninterrupted ‘space’ to sit and meditate! Our radars are too tuned in to switch off completely when children are around and asking of our time. As for evening......no chance, by 8pm if I’m even lucky enough to have completed all of my tasks for the day I’m finished......if I close my eyes I’m going to snore!! 🤣 Melissa +1 ✨Meditation✨Expression✨Reflection
Today was quite an adventure. Turns out there was a tornado that ripped through the property and uprooted so many trees and entirely blocked the path shown on the map. My spin-around in the woods was much enjoyed and I ended up wandering up and under mislaid trees for more than 2 hours with many books and art supplies weighing me down. (I planned to find the river after a short walk for a sit down and draw.) I sat down, instead, under a fallen tree to draw some weeds and collect myself. It was bloody hot and the sun was straight upon me as I traversed the wild! Black Medic and some kind of minty and plenty of thorny brambles (much better for gorging on than plowing through.) were within reach. Still filling in pages from my #100dayproject . Chatted with @gaelabary and @elizabethrosestanton all night and neglected new drawings. I needed a lull. Maybe.
083 - My junior year of high school, I got the chance to take a once-a-month all-day art class at a neighboring school as part of a special courses program for honor students. I took it on a whim because none of the other topics looked interesting…and it changed the course of my life. As in, I very well might be a math teacher right now if I hadn’t taken it. Every class was spent on a single-day project with a new medium every month. The first session was copying a masterwork in acrylic, and I chose a dreamy purple/pink sunset painting by Monet. I remember that first class was frustrating and I was a little embarrassed by my piece, but I did get lost in the process enough to find some moments of joy throughout the day, too.
lyrics to a song i just discovered by @thearcadianwild and it's quickly become one of my faves ❣️ (if you can't read it; envy green, grow in ivy vines that hold me, up they go, past the collar bones and freckles on my nose, higher higher till the words i tell myself are covered, envy greeeen)
title: envy green