My very last elephant is done ✅. As much as I love drawing elephants, this will be the last one for a while. Unless of course my next job involves them. 🐘 Realised that this one fits the #bamiyanblue colour for #colour_collective this week after I posted it so instead of posting it again, I have edited this one to fit.
Well it’s Sunday and I have remembered my 3 good things post before midnight 🎉. Surely that can be one of them 😂? Feel free to join in so you can look back on the good things when you’re feeling down in the dumps. Remember the hashtags so I can see them. #slinkeee3goodthings#slinkeeetop3#slinkeee3 It’s been a pretty uneventful week so thinking of three things is tricky this week as I’ve been keeping my head down and my arse up so to speak. But here goes. My 3 good things are: 1 The football season has started (Newcastle lost ☹️) which means I have my ‘work related Sundays’ back. Today I have delved into one of the many books I’ve recently bought and only managed to flick through about character design. I actually managed to read the whole thing in one sitting. All 102 pages of it. 2 I got another repeat Etsy order which was nice and totally unexpected as I never really promote my Etsy shop (which I definitely should). *Sticks it on the ever increasing ‘to do’ list.* 3 After having things planned for every weekend over the last few months, we had a totally chilled feet up, TV on, takeaway ordered, wine poured kind of rainy weekend. Perfect (but feel free to stop raining now ☔️).
Happy #sbs Winners Birthday/Anniversary to me! It’s 7 years ago today since I won an #sbs award from Theo Paphitis (of Dragon’s Den fame). I still haven’t managed to pick my award up in Birmingham and have my photo taken with him ☹️. Maybe next year is the year.
Well once again I’m a day late for my 3 good things post. Last week was a mixed bag of emotions as we also said goodbye to a lovely lady. If you’d like to join in, I usually post on a Sunday 3 good things that happened in the previous week so when you’re having a rubbish day, you can look back and see that things aren’t really that bad. Use the hashtags so I can see them. #slinkeee3goodthings#slinkeeetop3#slinkeee3 My 3 good things are: 1 It was my birthday which I spent at the craft club before coming back to work, going out for food and then to the cinema to see Rocketman. 2 After an emotional Friday, my bf bought us sold out tickets to Into The Fields which was just what I needed. Who doesn’t want to stand in a field with other music fans and drink beer? Oh, and this happened. Bez from the Happy Monday’s got all up in my face 🤣. 3 I got tickets for Hogmanay to see Mark Ronson in the enclosure at Princes Street Gardens.
Well I’ve had one week out from this out of respect but I’m now a day late for my 3 good things post after completely forgetting about it. Come on, it’s only my third post. It’s not a habit yet 😂. Feel free to join in but remember the hashtags so I can find you. #slinkeee3goodthings#slinkeeetop3#slinkeee3 My 3 good things are: 1 I had an unexpected lunch and couple of hours in a beer garden (unfortunately without beer as I had to go back to work and I had the car but still, it was nice). 2 My self assessment tax return is done apart from hitting the submit button. 3 I spent the whole weekend at the beach. Two different ones. One was on the chilly side but beautiful and the other was having a Life Boat Day for the #rnli. I love the beach rain or shine.
My new Sunday thing is to reflect on the previous week and choose 3 good things. This week has been quite a sociable one which is rare when you’re freelance and working on your own all the time. Feel free to join in with your top 3 and remember the hashtags so I can see them. #slinkeee3goodthings#slinkeeetop3#slinkeee3 My 3 good things are: 1 I had lunch with my friend Angela this week (we both hate selfies so this is the only one I was allowed to post 😂) 2 I had a rare night out with the girls when one of them came down from Scotland for the week, 2 of the girls are in the second photo with me. 3 I got completely sucked into the ladies and men’s finals of Wimbledon. The men’s final today was so exciting. Unfortunately I was backing Federer because I mean, look at him 😍🎾. What a brilliant 5 hours though.
Another elephant friend for #colour_collective using #limpetshell. I also created a lemon pattern for her dress as she was looking a bit well, boring. Now she just looks a bit crazy but hey, all the best people/elephants are. 🍋🐘🤪
I was over the moon to find this little gem in a charity shop last week. Eww, it’s gross I hear you cry 🤮. Yes, I totally agree, but my Grandad had the dinner service of this when I was a kid. Every time I go into a charity shop, I look for a random bowl or something just so I have a reminder before these all end up in landfill. My Grandad wasn’t into hunting or anything (thank goodness). I think it was just a seventies thing where lots of people had this particular dinner service. My new ugly jug is so much better than a bowl and means I don’t have to go thirsty at my desk any more. Do you have anything gross just because it reminds you of someone or a place or time in your life? FYI, I love my ugly jug. 🐴
Every Sunday I’m going to reflect on the previous week and choose 3 good things. These can be work related or just things that made me smile during that particular week. That way, even if you’ve had a crappy week, you have things to look back on to make you think that life isn’t too bad after all 😊. Please feel free to join in. The more the merrier. I haven’t decided on one particular hashtag yet so I’m using 3 to see which works best. #slinkeee3goodthings#slinkeeetop3#slinkeee3 My 3 good things are: 1 I climbed Roseberry Topping on a whim and also on one of the hottest days of the year so far. ☀️ 2 I discovered a place in Seaham that does jerk chicken 🇯🇲 3 I did a new illustration for #colour_collective and even forced myself out of my comfort zone with a little work in progress video.