Two days behind… ho hum

A day behind in the Every Day in May challenge soon became two days behind.

I am not sure daily challenges are good for me. Do they motivate me, or do they just put me under pressure and add to my stress levels?!

In any case, I decided rather than play catch up I would just pick up with today’s challenge, and go back and do the other two as and when I can.

Today’s challenge was to draw the oldest thing in your refrigerator. I rummaged at the back and found this nearly-empty jar of goose fat. It is six months out of date. I think it might be best to ditch it now. In any case, I prefer my roasties cooked in duck fat.

EDiM #12 Oldest thing in the fridge

And here’s EDiM#9 Draw a lock. This is the padlock from our shed. Thankfully, no-one nipped in and stole our bikes while I had the padlock in the house to draw!

EDiM #9 Lock

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10 thoughts on “Two days behind… ho hum

  1. Mary Walker says:

    What is a roastie? I never imagined a goose being big enough to have fat.

  2. Very good point – do daily challenges motivate or do they add to stress and pressure? I think you did exactly the right thing by leaving out the day you’d missed, otherwise having two days in one just adds to the pressure and it can become a chore rather than a bit of fun. A fine line to walk!

    • vivjm says:

      I think I am a bit prone to signing up for challenges with a fit of enthusiasm, but often find that instead of a motivator, they become a burden. So, maybe I will continue, maybe I won’t!! I find that I do something creative every day, with or without a challenge, it just varies between drawing, sewing, cooking.

  3. annjrippin says:

    Your drawings are gorgeous – you have such a distinctive style!

  4. Andria says:

    I definitely find daily challenges to be more burden than inspiration. I wish it wasn’t that way, though! I was going to ask what roasties are, too, but I see your answer above. 🙂

  5. Ben Naga says:

    The jar was able to perform one final task, even though well beyond its “best before” date, it seems.

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