This time of year, when the days get shorter, the candles always come out. There’s something so beautiful about candlelight. It’s no wonder candles are the star of the scene in every romantic moment during a movie or in real life for that matter. You really can’t help but feel wonderful when surrounded by the light of flickering candles. Here we have a little doodlewash of a votive candle. I found this rather difficult to paint in a short amount of time, but it was a fun challenge. I’m still in Texas with my family and today we had a belated full Thanksgiving dinner. I can barely type this as I’m full as a pig and finding it difficult to stay awake. I’d love to blame the chemicals in the turkey, but sheer gluttony was the true culprit.
Right now, we’re watching the original Jungle Book while surrounding by flickering candles. I’m drinking coffee in order to stay awake for the evening. The net effect is just putting me into a stupor and doing nothing to combat my food coma. I’ve no idea why this time of year seems to always involve moments like these. No matter how much I think I’m taking sensible portions, I still manage to overindulge in food. My stomach feels like I swallowed a beach ball at the moment, but the food was delicious so it was totally worth it. As fun as it’s been here, it will be nice to return to normal life and eating habits next week. It’s been almost a month since we’ve been home for a full weekend.
I should probably head back to the movie now, even though I’ve see it a hundred times. That’s another fun part of this holiday season. Watching the same movies you love with family. Thankfully, I’m not the only one who’s catatonic from food, so I fit right in. As the little flames flicker in the corner, I’m feeling very happy. Sure, I’ll feel physically better once my stomach deflates a bit, but emotionally, I’m in a perfect place. Surrounded by people I love, filled with holiday cheer, while sitting on the couch simply enjoying candle season.
About the Doodlewash
Sennelier L’Aquarelle: Indian Yellow, Sennelier Red, Phthalocyanine Blue, and Payne’s Grey. Lamy Safari Al Star pen with Platinum Carbon with black ink in a little red cloth hardbound l’aquarelle journal I found in a Paris shop.
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