On Monday I discovered that Spoonflower was doing something called the Spoon Challenge. It's a tool to create the habit of making art every day. What's nice is they choose a theme for the week and then prompts to draw. I started this Monday and the theme is animals with the first prompt being Platypus.
Essentially, because I'm working when I do this, I'm planning to use whatever I have at the desk I'm using. (I don't know if I mentioned this before, but doing temp jobs is interesting in that you're working at someone else's desk with someone else's pictures and things.) Also, while I do have access to a scanner here, I just wanted to take snapshots and upload the doodles quickly. The quality isn't the best, but it's not suppose to be a grand work of art, just exercises for me to work on. Anyway, I haven't done much drawing in a long time, so I hope to hone a little bit of skill. Yesterday's prompt was Hedgehog.
It's nice to have something like that to work on during the day in addition to knitting when I don't have anything else going on. Especially since I'm not able to make bigger things like my felted taxidermy or printing fabric. I'm looking forward to knowing what I'll be drawing today.
Yesterday we had some serious downpours. While I was getting plenty of warnings for flash floods in the area, I was sitting behind my desk watching the rain begin to fall. It was around lunchtime when it all began. The even darker clouds started replacing the ones in the already overcast sky. And then the rain came. And then the phone calls started. I think over the course of 30 minutes, I had received about 11 calls about things leaking within the mall. Crazy! And I was the only one in the office, so there wasn't much I could do since all the maintenance people were working on other leaks or making sure water wasn't flooding into other areas. So yes, it was a crazy afternoon and I wasn't able to take a break until an hour after my normal lunch time. So, while I would have liked to be home with coffee and knitting and watching the rain, instead I worked hard to make sure I kept everyone happy.
On the plus side to all the rain, however, I've been seeing a lot of dragonflies today.