After a day of working on my website yesterday and feeling pretty bullish today that everything was moving forward according to plan, things started to unravel. Apparently, there’s an issue on the backend that can’t quite be figured out so the only solution offered to me is to change everything back again and start from scratch. Working with support left me with almost zero time to paint and I nearly thought about skipping tonight, but then I thought again. I’m not going to let little mishaps hold me back! I’m going to forge ahead and keep on doing what I do. I’ve got big dreams that I’m bound and determined to see them happen! So, although I feel a bit sad and disappointed this evening, I know that things will somehow work out in the end. They’ll be just peachy soon and so that’s my response to our prompt of “fuzzy” today, albeit scrawled rather quickly through tears of frustration. I’m not sure if it’s quite fuzzy enough. I probably should have gone with bunny, but at least I made something in spite of it all and that always feels great!
In truth, I’m exhausted as I think I might have taken on more than my website creation abilities might allow. I’m really just an illustrator and creative guy. But, I figure, I’m also a smart guy and so I should be able to get everything figured out. Thanks in advance for your patience as I attempt to put everything back into its lovely place. It’s really not much different from when I was a kid. I would eagerly charge after things and try to do something only to realize that I probably lacked many of the skills needed in order to be truly successful. But the cool thing is, that as you muck something up or things muck up through no fault of your own, you always learn a lot in the process. That’s actually a really key aspect of learning. People talk about a “learning process” and its usually just a nice way to say that change can really suck sometimes, but you could actually be better off on the flip side. This evening, I’m just happy to be taking a break shortly and attacking all challenges with gusto in tomorrow. Everything has a solution. We just have to find it.
I would be remiss to mention that peach cobbler is one of my favorite dishes and that my birthday in April is actually National Peach Cobbler Day. Actually, I’m not sure why that’s particularly important at the moment, but now I’ve got this incredibly strong craving for cobbler. Philippe made cherry pie this weekend and we’ve already devoured it, so I’m left without a sweet treat this evening. It would seem on the surface that nothing is quite working out, but on further inspection, I’m still my usual optimistic self. I’m quite confident that it will all get sorted and things will be humming along brilliantly. But damn, I really do wish I had a dessert right now. And why doesn’t my spell check recognize the word “dessert”? Is it trying to tell me something? Is there ice cream in the freezer? I never want to check for fear of being disappointed. Oh well, it’s now already quite late, probably the latest post I’ve ever made. But, at least in spite of everything, I managed to make one, and well, that’s just peachy!
About the Doodlewash
M. Graham Watercolors: Gamboge, Azo Orange, Pyrrol Red, and Ultramarine Blue. Lamy Safari Al-Star Fountain Pen – Extra Fine, with Platinum Carbon with black ink in an A6 Hahnemühle Watercolor Book.
Creator of Doodlewash®, founder of World Watercolor Month (July), World Watercolor Group™, and host of the Sketching Stuff Podcast. Sharing daily watercolor illustrations and stories while proudly featuring talented artists from all over the world! If you’d like to be a guest artist on Doodlewash.com, contact me!