Welcome to a new episode of “I’ve been out of touch for so long I keep forgetting to post art” … sorry bros! Anyways, here is one of my favourite pieces I’ve made recently. I really gave it my all on this one
Character belongs to: @satsumascribbles
Landgoed De Hoevens, The Netherlands
for all those who are stuck in a tiny apartment like yours truly, i understand this lockdown can make your thoughts spiral. i can feel myself going back to dark mindsets i’ve been trying
and praying to avoid, and it’s a terribly overwhelming feeling.
🌷 remember to take your meds! it’s funny, but i actually have a hard time remembering to do that while stuck at home, when just a couple of months ago it was as natural as getting ready in the morning.
🍄 don’t oversleep! i can’t know this about you, but for me oversleeping leads to diving straight into a pool of depression. my bed feels so warm and comfortable in the morning, like a small nest or cocoon i’ve made for myself. and then i fall back into the old habit of “i should just stay in bed, not like i got anything else to do,” and “i can’t wait to go back to sleep”. i found myself saying the latter about five minutes after waking up, which is not a good sign. the only solution i’ve found is making my bed as soon as i get up, to avoid being tempted into going back. also, don’t study in bed: if you want to lie down, use a couch or even the floor. keep your bed separated from your living spaces if you can.
🦉 also, don’t sleep too little! it’s important to get the right amount of sleep: too much leads to [read above] but no sleep/a few hours of sleep are just as bad. sure, if you suffer from insomnia or other sleep disorders, you can’t just say “go away”, though you’re welcome to try. but if you are a “night owl” like me, you have to at least try during the weekdays. get 7-8 hours of sleep at the very least. i get that during normal times, nighttime is the only moment we get to ourselves, without having to face any expectation, but it’s really bad for our health and right now, we can’t afford that.
🌿 nap time! an alternative would be a short nap after lunch (1 hour and a half max) but it’s walking on very thin ice. napping can lead back to oversleeping during the day and not sleeping during the night, which we definitely want to avoid.
🥞 eating! now more than ever, eating is fundamental. we have to be careful not to rely too much on junk food or frozen meals - though i understand not everyone has the luxury of cooking healthy meals every day, thrice a day. If you only have access to junk food/unhealthy food, or aren’t able to cook for yourself, try to keep fruit or veggies in the house for snacks. it’s not much, but it can help a bit, and it can be a small act of self care you can do. if you have someone to help you, ask them to slice up some fruit and have them through the day. (tip: fruit with chili powder tastes a m a z i n g)
🍯 eating pt.2! i’ve seen so many videos/posts about people cooking and baking lately, which makes me super happy. it’s no secret i love baking, and it can be so much fun! take this as an opportunity to learn new recipes - look into mediterranean food and thank me later. you can also cook live with your friends/family, if you want. it can be really cool, and it’ll make you feel closer to your loved ones.
🍓 on a more serious note, if you’ve suffered/suffer from disordered eating, this is even harder on you. people can either end up binging a lot, or seeing this lockdown as an occasion to fast/restrict. please consider looking into recovery, because i promise it’s not going to feel any better when you get to your ideal weight. as long as the mindset stays, it’s not going to be enough. if big meals are scary - and i know they can be - try snacking during the day.
☀️ SUN TIME! very important. if you have a balcony, take a chair outside and get some sunlight every day. if you don’t, open your window and read a book or study or just relax like that. it sounds really silly, but the influence sunlight can have on mental health are amazing. the more of that you get, the nicer you’ll feel.
since this post is long enough, i’m going to leave it here. i know most of this stuff requires some privileges, and i’m well-aware not everyone has them. still, you can take inspiration from this and adapt it to your needs/situation. take care of yourselves, we can get through this.
The blood peach tree has bloomed and it’s the prettiest 🌸🌸🌸
Being doing some art today 🎨💛
Hello! I really want to do a painting for Mother’s Day as a gift for my mom, but I have no ideas. any recommendations or ideas??!! It would be greatly appreciated
Thinking about last summer in Scotland
Whisper of the Heart (1995)
Mansfield Park (1999)
It’s blue, dabodee, dabodaa…
And purple too
Update on the carrots, peas, and Fred the tomato plant! They had to be moved to bins because my parents want to move again but I don’t know WHEN they want to move, so I’m not gonna chance having to leave Fred or the currently unnamed sprouts here (waiting until they grow a bit bigger to name them but a few look ready to be named) because i worked really hard to grow them and to have to leave them would suck. It’s also protecting my peas from the rolly polly’s that decided they would make great snacks! Which is illegal. So they’ve been replotted and so far (i repotted them yesterday) everything is looking pretty good! No obvious signs of drooping/notf liking where they are, so heres to hoping they take to their new homes well until we move 🍃💚
Also growing some Sage in my bedroom (waiting for some sprouts now) and I’ll update y'all on them too when they sprout :)
My photo :)
a blue heart
Just some mushroom boys I drew
Flower buds everywhere at my apartment. The blueberry has a lot more than last spring and the red lemon is covered in them again, for the third time this year. What’s not so good is that almost all pepper plants have at least one flower bud as well. I was hoping I’d be able o transplant them at the orchard, but since the lockdown is believed to last until the end of May, I think I’m going to grow peppers on the balcony this year.