Saturday, 13 October 2012

Day 13 - Exhausted - Blogtoberfest

No. 2 son, Beau, moved out today so
it was total upheaval for the majority of the day.
I also decided to completely reorganise my own bedroom.
A momentous task in itself.
I had a set of drawers that were falling apart
for the longest time
so they are no more!
I replaced them with white
cube/shelf units.

I LOVE my bedroom now!

Aaron helped clean up Beau's room mostly
because he wants to claim it as a study for himself. lol

Funny that when no.3 son, Reece, moved out in July,
we had a major change of rooms then too.
The lounge-room, dining room, and my studio
were all changed about. 

Needless to say,
after today's efforts
my body is in major protest.
Pain all over,
worse in my back and hands.

I did manage a horrendous sketch of Cody.
You can tell my heart wasn't in it as 
I was/am still feeling SO tired, sore, and exhausted.
To be honest, I'm surprised I didn't
end up with another migraine.

#13 of 75 pen/ink sketches

My fur-kid, Cody, fast asleep.

Pencil-free sketch in A6 Moleskine sketchbook
using ZIG Millennium and Micron pens.

Beau has been doing a course in Horticulture at TAFE
and he has taken a keen interest in gardening.
He planted this creeper a few weeks ago 
and it's now flowering.

So pretty!
Yes, perhaps another sketch subject.

I hope you're all enjoying a great weekend!

~ Love, light and peace ~


Paula said...

Your 'horrendous' sketch is glorious! I work at TAFE. Small world if your boy studies at the same campus as me! I hope your body feels better soon. Pxo

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

You could never do a horrendous sketch! But I definitely know how you are feeling - after my 9 hour cleaning spree last Saturday, I was so tired and had major back pain. Cleaning and organizing always takes so much longer than expected but when it's done it is a very good thing. Hope you have a lovely Sunday. Best wishes, Tammy

Bradley Eaton said...

Great post, Mum!

I'm glad you managed to get your room looking the way you want it, no good that you're in so much pain, though. I hope it'll be gone soon! I don't think your sketch of Cody is horrendous at all. It does look pretty good still! Love the pics of the creeper Beau planted, I'm glad it's flowering!

Love Brad!

Janet said...

The sketch of Cody looks pretty darn cute to me. And I can sympathize with you about all the moving and re-arranging of things. I did my share of that this summer and I hope that's it for a long while!

GlorV1 said...

Beautiful flowers and cody's sketch looks awesome. You shouldn't tire yourself out, you just work to hard. Take it easy. Enjoy the days ahead. Take care.

Hwee said...

I recognise Cody so the sketch is good! :-) I'm surprised you've managed to sketch after such a tiring day. I wouldn't have managed that, so really well done! Have a good Sunday!

Krista/Ruca said...

Well done on sketching through the pain and fatigue! For the viewer, the sketch of Cody is sweet. For you it will take you back to how you felt at the moment of sketching him. And that is a great thing.

Jennifer Rose said...

gorgeous flower! going to have to get another pup to fill in the empty space ;)

yes rest and get better!

pauline said...

Serena, what a beautiful sketch of Cody!! I could just cuddle the paper. :-) Wonderful job. And i don't know how i'll feel when my son moves out. He's going on 17, so i better start getting used to the idea i guess.... (although i don't want to! At least not yet). So nice to catch up here on your blog. Love the new font you're using. So easy on the eyes. And your work is always so fantastic. Take care of yourself Serena. xox

Kat McNally said...

Wow, that's a huge day! Your journal entry captures the emotions and exhaustion (and the opportunity) perfectly.

Julie said...

Oh, emotional day, for sure! Glad no migraine today!

Cindy Lane said...

I feel exhausted just reading about your epic day! Take it easy and rest your body. All except for your drawng hand! Gorgeous little doggy!

Everydaythings said...

sketch looks v good. Kids moving out or in for that matter is always stressful! take care!

Unknown said...

Love the sketch. Sorry to hear your in pain though.

Rita said...

Rest that sore body! Now you are down to three of you. I'm surprised you didn't want to claim that room for your studio. ;)
The Cody sketch is really good! And I love the flowers. Definitely would make a nice sketch this month.
Take care of yourself! Glad you got rid of the old broken down dresser. :)

Serena Lewis said...

Thanks, Paula....I'll have to check with Beau to find out which campus he goes to and let you know. All I know is that it's somewhere over the north side. :)

Serena Lewis said...

Awwww....that's such a sweet thing to say, thanks, Tammy. My back hates housework and, yes, it's always great after all the cleaning is done. xo

Serena Lewis said...

Thanks, Bradley ~ xo

Serena Lewis said...

Thanks, Janet! I know you've had a lot of redecorating and organising yourself. :)

Serena Lewis said...

Thanks, Gloria. Unfortunately, it all seemed to happen at once and I got the urge to do my bedroom too....crazy I know. Hope to find some relaxation time soon. xo

Serena Lewis said...

Thanks, Hwee! I was so tempted to let the sketch slide but I didn't want to fizzle out on the challenge so soon. :)

Serena Lewis said...

Thanks, Ruca! That's a great point! xo

Serena Lewis said...

Thanks, Jennifer....I plan to rest up very soon. :)

Serena Lewis said...

Awwww...thanks, Pauline! When they leave the family nest, it's good in some ways but sad in others. At least, I still get to see them regularly. I'm quite liking the new font too, thanks ~ xo

Serena Lewis said...

Thanks, Kat ~ :)

Serena Lewis said...

I haven't had a migraine since either....hope it stays that way for a while. xo

Serena Lewis said...

Thanks, Cindy! I'm hoping the challenge commitments will keep me on the ball as far as the daily sketching goes.

Serena Lewis said...

You got that right, Krissie ~ xo

Serena Lewis said...

Thanks, Stacey ~ :)

Serena Lewis said...

Yep, just three of us now. I was tempted to use the room for my studio but I have a larger space set up in the garage. :)

Love and hugs ~ xo