April’s challenge is COLOR! My favorite thing ever! So I got out my Art Journaling box and started on something. First I updated the memory book that I’m making for my daughter (I will be writing a DiY post on this very soon) and then I just kept going. Then the smash book came out and I got ahold of some old cards that I randomly bought at target a while back. This is what is now on the inside of that card.
It’s just doodles and glitter glue but I like it!
I just started a challenge to help myself along in getting out of this artist rut that I’ve been in. Wish me luck!
You can find the challenge here at Creative Every Day. Even if it’s no longer the first of the year you can still join. Seems like it will be something that’s really going to help with my college classes and, like I said, get me out of this horrible rut I’ve been in for the past X amount of YEARS. Yes, I said years. Artist block for about 4 years is just depressing. HaHa! Not really depressing to its literal definition but seeing my past artwork compared to my current stuff is a big old frowny face.
Also, keep an eye out because I’m starting a separate blog/portfolio website that will be showcasing the really good stuff. It will be up as soon as I fill up my current portfolio and get its contents under copyright… because after one particular class I had, I’m paranoid just a tad. That and it’s just a good idea when your going to be in the Graphic Design business.
Around Christmas time I had finally finished knitting a toy hammock for my little girls room. The thing was great for the first few months then just started stretching and loosing its shape and didn’t like to hold the stuffed animal army well. This could have partially been because I may have mucked up the knitting a bit at some point but I’m not 100% sure on that. Anyways, I was entirely too
lazy bogged down with a couple different things to sit down and knit another one which I may or may not have to do again when/if it got stretched out so I just decided to make one out of fabric.
At long last the implanon is gone and I’ve gotten back into working out 4-5 times a week. I’ve also found a very effective method to work out while the little one is awake so I can maximize my study and homework time
while whenever she decides to take a nap. I got the basic information from the Body For Life website.
So here’s the rundown of my new workout and general routine and what I consider necessary items.
First off this would be really hard if I didn’t have this awesome fitness journal called FitBook (this is the link to the site). Along with the book I also bought the food scale, body fat calipers, and measuring tape. The scale is incredibly handy for getting used to what a serving size looks like in certain foods, usually I just used to guesstimate but I will say that I was definitely wrong with some of them. You don’t have to take the scale to a restaurant or anything crazy like that, but when you know what a serving size of mashed potatoes looks like you can just eyeball it at the restaurant. YAY! No more calorie counting! The calipers and measuring tape are pretty self-explanatory though I will say that body fat calipers, or any other body fat measuring system aside from the water displacement thing which costs a ton.. yuck, are not super accurate. HOWEVER! The reason you will want these is just to keep track of the number moving up or down. Now the fit book, ah the wonderful little handy fit book. You track everything on here from exercises, food, and sleep. The exercises are broken down into Strength, Cardio, Flexibility, and Classes so whatever you are doing you can track it. There are ample note spaces and you can even check a box below the workout page so you know how that workout made you feel. The spaces are not super specific so your limited so you can take your notes however you want. That being said, for the person who doesn’t know what the heck they’re doing when it comes to tracking a lot (like myself) will find the front few “tutorial” pages very handy. Continue reading