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This monthly prompt list has helped give me a focus and creative spark during my early maternity leave. I spoke about the challenge before in my creative winter update but seeing as I was able to finish the whole month, I wanted to dedicate a full post to it. 


I find the simplicity of the doodle-a-day prompts so easy to follow, they always spark something in my imagination! They are also quick (you post once a day) so there is little time to second guess yourself but a lot of time for experimentation.

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Roses

Weather

Game

Jam

Kiss

Bottle

Mail

Sweet

Heart

Match

Pal

Love

Flavour

Still Life

Phone

Denim

Steps

Bowl

Shell

Tiny

Mosaic

Surprise
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DOODLE A DAY | FEBRUARY 2019

At the beginning of February, I started my maternity leave. In this in-between stage of not being at work but also not being stuck in newborn life just yet, I spent my days' nesting, napping and Netflix-ing. I also worked on getting back my creativity and trying to be less impatient. I told myself to slow down and just enjoy these last few weeks of quiet alone time. 

Something that I found really useful for this last step, was taking daily walks and appreciating my surroundings. It is something that Lauren has spoken about a lot on the how she creates podcast and I found a new love for the practice as I stumbled across the #super_ordinarylife tag and account on Instagram.

I love the minimal, simple and effective images found under this tag. How easy it is to stop and see un-complicated and pleasing compositions all around you, in your ordinary life.

Here is a quick photo diary of my first few weeks on maternity leave... 



Mural in Leeds




How cool is this?! Torrie painted my citrus zest picture!



Fresh



Sprinklings of Spring





Frost



Fog

INSPIRATION WALKS | SUPER ORDINARY LIFE | 01

I have finished my 2018/19 submission for The Sketchbook Project!

This post details a flip through of my finished sketchbook as well as a detailed image of every page. With a baby on the way, I'm not sure when I'll get to visit my sketchbook in the Brooklyn Library but it's for sure on my bucket list now!



The theme for my project was simple - colour studies. 
I took a mixed media approach and looked at each basic colour in turn. As well as saving a few pages for my favourite subject - rainbow!
















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THE SKETCHBOOK PROJECT | FINISHED