Watercolour Diary

In order to keep my illustrator skills sharp and experimenting, I'm doing a daily challenge that changes every month and adds to my Portfolio.
You'll find them recorded on my Instagram page, where you can see the latest challenge in my Stories.
Most challenges involve taking no more than 25 minutes on the day's contribution.

November 2019

After Inktober, it's always a pleasure to return to full Colour Works! So for November I pulled out the trusty watercolour palette: using it to paint my daily likes and thoughts from the day.

01_Samhuinn
01_Samhuinn

The Samhuinn Fire Festival was a fantastic way to see in November, even if it was very cold!

02_Rugby
02_Rugby

Caught a bit of the Rugby World cup on TV, always a pleasure to watch,

03_VeronicaMars
03_VeronicaMars

After years of hearing so much good about this TV series, I've finally gotten around to watching Veronica Mars.

04_WorldsOfReading
04_WorldsOfReading

Been reading Neil Gaiman's Sandman graphic novel series. Loving it!

05_CodeBase
05_CodeBase

Went to Codebase in Edinburgh for a very enjoyable Networking event.

06_ForTheHonour
06_ForTheHonour

Latest season of She Ra and the Princesses of Power was delightful to watch.

07_WoodWork
07_WoodWork

Never really had woodwork classes at school, so was nice to make something at a class organised by the Edinburgh Tool Library!

08_3DPrint
08_3DPrint

Barclays Eagle Labs have a free 3D printing induction I've taken advantage of. Very exciting.

09_TerminatorDarkFate
09_TerminatorDarkFate

Cinema night! Loved seeing a female led action movie like this one. So many chase scenes.

10_StarWarsRPG
10_StarWarsRPG

Playing Role Playing Games with the friends. Got demolished by the evil lightsaber wielding villain, but all good fun!

11_BirthdayMeal
11_BirthdayMeal

It's lovely to catch up and chat with friends.

12_FlowerBouquet
12_FlowerBouquet

The days are starting to look very grey. Buy a bouquet.

13_FullMoon
13_FullMoon

I love a pretty night sky with sparkling frost on the grass. Very atmospheric with a moonbow above.

14_ColdWeather
14_ColdWeather

Jolly cold!

15_ChristmasWrap
15_ChristmasWrap

Well organised for the Christmas holiday this year.

16_WhatIsSkype
16_WhatIsSkype

As a millennial, it feels rather strange to use an old software again after years of not; am so used to old software becoming obsolete!

17_RingFitAdventure
17_RingFitAdventure

Ring Fit Adventure is a lot more engaging than its trailer advertised! Our friend George gave us a demonstration.

18_CrochetTime
18_CrochetTime

A rare time of quiet in which to pick up the old crochet again. It'd been months!

19_BookWeek
19_BookWeek

Edinburgh Literary Salon organised a lovely talk at Waterstones for Book Week. Very glad I went.

20_RowingMachine
20_RowingMachine

Got to keep up the fitness, even when its really dark out the windows of the gym.

21_SuitUp
21_SuitUp

Dressing up smart. Enjoying the still fairly new suit.

22_ScottishNationalPortraitGallery
22_ScottishNationalPortraitGallery

I love this building a lot. So warming.

23_AcousticGuitar
23_AcousticGuitar

It's nice to be reminded that not all live music performances involve loud beats and being unable to hear yourself think.

24_WhatRemainsOfEdithFinch
24_WhatRemainsOfEdithFinch

This game is a really immersive experience. Highly recommend.

25_SoManyStamps
25_SoManyStamps

I've never received anything in the post with quite so many stamps!

26_MakingPot-pourri
26_MakingPot-pourri

Bouquet was starting to look a little sad. Rescued some of the flower heads to make a fragrant pot-pourri.

27_FireEmblemThreeHouses
27_FireEmblemThreeHouses

This game on the Nintendo Switch has been my go to downtime these last few months. Still very much enjoying it.

28_BrokenZipPull
28_BrokenZipPull

It took me a frustratingly long week to figure out how best to reattach the Zip Pull tab, but I did it!

29_Wham
29_Wham

Been enjoying those Christmas tunes on the radio.

30_BratwurstTime
30_BratwurstTime

Snuck by the Christmas Market to meet my husband out of work with a surprise Bratwurst. A much needed treat.