I'm celebrating two weeks worth since I missed last week. Last week was Thanksgiving for us here in the U.S. I made it through without pigging out too much. It helped that I couldn't eat most of the food because it wasn't gluten free. I avoided meat as much as I could too, so I basically just ate side dishes.
We went to buy our oldest son his first phone over the weekend since his birthday is coming up and he has been on the Principal's Honor Roll for years. They had a good deal at the store with two free phones, so we ended up getting phones for all of us. Our youngest son got on the Principal's Honor Roll for the first time recently as well, so it was justified. Early Christmas presents for us all! Birthday and Christmas combined for the big kid since the phone is still expensive with the taxes and plan...
We went to the CTN Animation Expo and got to spend time with some old friends. They had free costume drawing sessions outside all day. I bring my sketchbook with me everywhere, so I made some drawings and was able to fill up my sketchbook. Yay! I hate that sketchbook and was happy to be done with it. It had metal clasps which were cumbersome and damaged the books in my bag. It's a nice looking sketchbook, but good riddance to it! Haha! (Figuratively kicking it to the curb).
I started a new sketchbook which has Ravenclaw (Harry Potter) on the cover. I chose it because I liked the color better than the Gryffindor one.
Today starts the first day of Shecember which is an informal art challenge to draw a woman every day in December. I picked up a flat, capenter's style pencil that I've never used and a few of my kids' old crayons and came up with the drawing below. I thought working with crayons would be horrible, but the colors came out pretty nice.
My friend, Brittany, texted me yesterday reminding me that Shecember was coming up. I hadn't realized that December was already upon us until around midnight. I quickly scribbled this out before I went to bed a little past midnight. It might have taken me about 15 min. I should time myself next time.
I hope you are celebrating wonderful things this week. Have a great weekend!
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