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Resolutions wk 16: the final result

I  have to be honest, I do feel ever rather apprehensive in showing the final works. Because it is Me, despite I can see it’s not really me at the same time. Even though friends say they can and do recognise me in it, so it does resemble me, and yet at the same time … Continue reading

Resolutions wk 14

Again, another rather disembodied hand floating about. This time it was more about a study of my skin tone. And unlike watercolour, I do have a bit more control on the outcome as this was done with pastel pencils. Surprisingly I was finished in almost record time. It’s a rather poor rendition of my hand, … Continue reading

Resolutions wk 13

Honestly, I have no idea how it turned out so…disembodied! It’s kind of freaky to be honest. Even I’m amazed at the result! Honest to god, I have absolutely no idea how I ended up with this. I was happily doodling away with watercolour, and when it all dried up etc and I took a … Continue reading

Resolutions wk 11

Honestly, this particular resolution is probably the one and only ever to have managed to still be around 11 weeks later! Though to be fair, the usual resolutions were always a bit vague and just the ordinary generalised ones in the likes of “I want to lose some weight” or “I ought to get myself … Continue reading

Resolutions wk 10

Double figures! We’ve entered the double figures. Still with some great trepidation do I set out with the portraits. It’s a funny place to be in, on the one hand I enjoy the intrinsic challenge of it, but on the other I find myself dreading the topic itself. Some should be able to recognise the … Continue reading

Resolutions wk 9

Week 9 sees the start of my truly daunting challenge I’ve apparently set for myself. Somewhere somehow this little voice in me is challenging myself to do portraits. Not only portraits, but do a self-portrait. Despite questioning my sanity for even wanting to do it, I have accepted it. I’ve thrown down the gauntlet it … Continue reading

Resolutions wk 8

Week 8 already! Well, of course by the time this post is published, I’ll be somewhere in week 9. Perhaps even managed to finish that week’s resolution. I didn’t think I’d be able to keep it up, as there were plenty of time where I simply had to struggle to even put anything on paper. … Continue reading

Resolutions wk 7 – an attempt

Resolutions wk 7 – an attempt

One of the many half-hearted attempts I made for week 7. This actually got finished, as the others are not even close to anything. And yes, to me this is half-hearted. I guess for me it should require some more effort to make. A little bit more of a challenge to truly hold my interest … Continue reading

Resolutions wk 7

This week was sheer torture. No matter how much I tried, nothing seemed to hold my interest. Quite a few half-hearted attempts, but nothing caught on. Previous weeks definitely weren’t as tough as this. My energy wasn’t there, I don’t know, but whatever that gives me that flow was simply not present this week. I’ve … Continue reading

Resolutions wk 6

Resolutions wk 6

My late 2014 resolution is most definitely being used to play around with my various materials I have managed to gather over the years. And I have to say, I’m starting to enjoy this particular aspect. The inspiration is still a bit problematic, but I usually will have an idea with what I’d want to … Continue reading

Resolutions wk 5

Resolutions wk 5

Once again I was left uninspired. My initial plan was either to do something with charcoal or ordinary pencil, but I simply could not find anything that gave me a jolt. I ended up doodling with an ordinary ballpoint pen, and before I knew it, I had drawn a little mouse with attitude.

Resolutions wk 3

Resolutions wk 3

This was one of those weeks where one thing just didn’t work, no matter how hard I tried. It just wouldn’t budge. So I gave it my best shot, but at the end I had to give up and do something else. So here is my first attempt. After quite some frustration at just not … Continue reading

Resolutions wk 1

Resolutions wk 1

As I noted earlier, late in January I came with my ‘brilliant’ idea to make a resolution. To do something creative every week. As soon as I had started, I remembered why I had stopped making any resolution for years. But as I have said it, and made it known to everyone, I was kind … Continue reading


As previously stated, I’m back to life. Well, sorta. Lately I’ve been busy with the extremely exciting job of stripping wallpaper. I know! Such fun! Prepping the walls to give some flash of colour. After much consideration, and constantly changing minds, we’ve finally set on a few colours. Hallelujah! And to make things worse, I’ve … Continue reading