Well, hello and thank you for giving me some time to rest!
Hey, you! I hope as you are reading this you are happy, healthy and raring to start the new season.
If you have been around here for a while, then you know how much I love the summer months. For anyone who is a newbie firstly, thank you. Secondly, let me tell you that summer is my season, it lifts me up and brings me so much joy.
So, I am not the best when the days start to get shorter and the nights start to draw in earlier. When the temperature drops and talk turns to Halloween and thick black tights with boots.
I get the ‘snuggly’ thing, I really do. I love that Saturday nights now involve warming comfort food and Strictly Come Dancing (UK people will know what I mean – everyone one else just substitute your favourite Autumn/Winter guilty pleasure telly watch!)
However, despite this, I can’t help but feel down about the passing of the warm summer days and the long light nights of sitting outside until late with my family and my bunnies, chatting (with my hooman family not my bunny one obviously!) til the sun goes down.
Even though I know that so many of you are, I am just not an Autumn/Winter person. And, this year it has hit me quite hard. I think maybe because we have had such an unusually incredible summer here and I was secretly hoping it would stay, hehe.
September has been a difficult month for me. My motivation has been low, and my health has not been great. Hence, the reason I decided to listen to my body; slow down and rest.
And, to top it off, I am just now getting over a fabulous dose of flu which has circulated the whole of my family. Nasty germy bugs – hopefully, we have seen them off for now, and I won’t have to see another bowl of soup for quite some time.
So, I have taken an opportunity to have some rest and take stock of the next few months.
I am spending a lot of time reading, and although I don’t usually enjoy audiobooks, I have been listening to them a lot, and they have been amazing while I have been in bed recovering. I love children’s fantasy books and have just read one I loved by Garth Nix called ‘The Frogkisser’. Really made me smile!
Happening This Week
I have also been getting back into sketching mode for Mab Graves’s Drawlloween which she hosts during October on IG. Last year was the first year I took part, and I loved it; I met so many new friends. It also sharpened my drawing skills from the discipline of drawing every day.
Here is one of my images to fulfil the prompt ‘Frankenstein.’
I am really looking forward to getting going again with Drawlloween 2018. It has given me some enthusiasm for the impending Autumn and at least being able to get comfy on the sofa of a cold afternoon with sketchbook, pencils and maybe a fluffy bunny or two to keep me warm.
So many of my friends just love this time of year. If you are one of them, I would love to know what it is you love and any tips you might have for loving it a little more when you really are a summer loving girl at heart.
Lots of big-eyed love