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Weekly update 6/52 Some week day routines and illustration process without a plan

Another January week has passed. Here in Düsseldorf the weather has been pretty mild and frost free most nights. We have got into everyday routines again after the break. Mila and I bike to school everyday. It is still pretty dark when we leave at 07.45 but on my way back it is already getting light, if it is not grey and cloudy which it is most days in all honesty. When I get back from biking with Mila I either wake Filip up or he is already up watching TV. I drink my coffee and serve him his breakfast and get him dressed. We get in the boxbike for Kita at 8.53 and it is just across the park so we make it on time for morning circle at 9.00. I exercise at boot-camp two times per week in the morning directly after dropping Filip off. It is outside training and we have a great trainer with so many good exercises and it is a nice group of international ladies. I pick up early and drive Filip to his speech therapy centrum 3 times per week. The centrum is located closer to city so while Filip has his lessons I walk in a park close by, do some shopping or sit in a café drinking coffee and drawing. I have from last week added German lessons on Tuesday morning for me. 

Last week I finished an illustration I started some time ago. Like many of my illustrations I start without a plan. I tejp the akvarell paper with masking tejp on a food mat. After wiping the paper with a wet sponge I added drawing gum on places I am planning to keep white. In this illustration I made all the snowflakes with the masking gum and also circles in the middle which ended up being heads. While I am painting the backgrounds in many different layers I am slowly thinking of what to make out of it although most of the time it just becomes something without me thinking anything. Like this illustration - the ladies who are they and what are they doing ? Singing, thinking, enjoying 




Also last week me and Mila went to the creative shop Idee to look for some material for Mila hobby horse project she is working on with some classmates. Idee is a nice shop which has everything you need for any type of creative ideas or projects. I found cute coated fabric that I bought and have made pen case out of using velcro as close and opening. Fun and they ended up pretty cute. 

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