The Holidays are over but there’s no reason to stop celebrating small things. It’s been a tough year and we should be kind to ourselves. You survived 2020: well done! Put on pants today? That’s awesome! Checked in on a friend? You deserve extra karma points for that! Feel like you didn’t do anything worth celebrating today? Remember you are still awesome and it’s okay and normal to feel bad sometimes! 💚
This was one of my best nine for 2020 on Instagram, and I updated it a little bit for 2021.
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Happy Today! I often use special days or fun holidays as inspiration for my drawings, but you really don’t need a special day or achievement to celebrate. At the moment even ordinary things can feel like a real challenge, like putting on pants or going to the supermarket. So today, be kind to yourself and celebrate the small things. It’s a day and you’re still awesome! (Even if it sometimes doesn’t feel like that.)
Happy Today! I often use special days or fun holidays as inspiration for my drawings, but you really don’t need a special day to celebrate. Find something to celebrate everyday, especially on Mondays, because they can be a little tough 😉 So, happy Monday! .. and let’s celebrate whatever!
A quick sketch of some of my favourite things right now. I’m trying to shop less but better. So less impulse buys and more things that I can enjoy for a long time. I’m also looking forward to 2 more Ben Howard concerts. Money spend on experiences is always money well spend, especially if it’s Ben Howard (in my opinion anyway!). While working from home I like to listen to podcasts to keep me company and informed. I recently discovered By the book and I’ve been binge-listening ever since.
PS. Nothing on here is sponsored, just things that I really like.
Inspired by a TED* talk that I saw recently and motivated by recent events in my life and the world, I’ve decided to introduce the weekly celebration of Wine Wednesday to my life. This is the little invitation that I sketched for it.
*The TED talk was not promoting the consumption of alcohol.
Sketching while watching Frances Ha.
While my paint for another illustration was drying, I decided to draw everything I carry around in my purse (just to kill the waiting time).
This is an oldie but it still applies. I would add ‘Focus on gratitude and happiness’ this year.
For the last two weeks I’ve been fighting a cold. It was going pretty well until I had a whole weekend of birthday celebrations 😉
Here’s a typical day for me, where I work on my illustrations. This is from my sketchbook. Materials: pen, ink, watercolor pencils and correction fluid.