project 365 // days 66 - 72 - The Dainty Squid

project 365 // days 66 - 72

Monday, March 16, 2015

66 : 365 My lap dog.
 67 : 365 One of my father's other children.
 68 : 365 Epic Blend lip balm sent me over a pretty epic package. They have so many awesome flavors, which when I was typing this up realized included banana. (!!!?!) So far my favorite has been green apple.
69 : 365 Plant babies!
I hate that my first instinct is to say something negative about this but here's something I recently painted. What I will say is that it's a massive improvement from where I started and that's what really matters so I'm proud. If you missed it I blogged about watercolors, new hobbies + comparisons last week. I'd say it's a pretty important post.
70 : 365 Klaus and I went for a morning walk to try to find a piece of cord from my remote that I had dropped the day previous. This week is the first that it's been nice enough to really get out so we took a nice long walk that I'm not sure which one of us enjoyed more. I managed to find my cord too!
71 : 365 Five morning miles, then five night miles. Have I mentioned lately how nice it is to be outside again? Heh!
72 : 365 Sunrise from my kitchen window. It's so nice to live in a house now where I have windows on all four sides, instead of an apartment building where I just had windows on one side. I can see sunrise from my kitchen, and bedroom and sunset from my office (and porch!) I love it here so much. I think it's basically impossible for me to watch the sunrise and not just feel good.
It was a super busy weekend hence the few day late 365 post. We had an absolutely gorgeous few days here which meant I was not sitting in front of my computer. With the weather finally warming up, I need to reevaluate my schedule so I can do the everything I need to do and still be able to be outside a lot. This year more than ever I just want to be outdoors, exploring my city, seeing new things, trying new things, etc.  It's 62 degrees here today, that's the warmest it's been in ages. I had a massive to do list for the day, and I've already crossed off a handful of things but I don't think I can ignore my bike calling me anymore.
xoxo

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  1. as a quick watercolour tip - you should look into the watercolours you get in tubes. they're a bit more expensive often, but you can control the amount of pigment so much more easily! (former art-school kid here, they saved my ass during the watercolour sections)

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    1. I know, just wanted to make sure it was something I liked before putting too much money into it. ;)

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  2. I went back and reread the post you made about your first experience with watercolor, and I have to say that I'm so incredibly proud that you kept at it, and there's definite improvement! Watercolor is something I've been struggling a lot with myself (that and knitting) and it's nice to hear that I'm not the only one. Keep at it!

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  3. Hey Kaylah! Maybe you should try watercolor pencils/crayons? it's a nice technique for beginners. Few weeks with crayons and it's so much easier with paint.

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    1. Thanks but I'm enjoying using paint. It might not look that great, but I'm having fun.

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  4. What is that on your dad's shoulder? Is it a mouse? Super cute. x

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    1. I would love to hear more about your dad's flying squirrel! How did they get to be buddies? PS- my dog is also named Claus, but he spells it differently :)

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  5. Beautiful photos. I love the fogged cityscape...and of course the flying squirrel!

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  6. Watercolor was always the most challenging for me when I started painting, but there's so much you can do! You're going to have so much fun as you learn new techniques!

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  7. I've really enjoyed your 365-posts for the past couple of years and you inspired me to start my own 365-challenge at the start of the year! I was a little sceptical that I would manage to keep up with this project but I have and I'm so proud of myself and excited too! So thanks for the inspiration and I love your blog :-)

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