Drawing a Day Challenge 2018: Day 9

Today, I bring you a self-portrait. While it may not look like me, the resemblance in behavior is truly uncanny.

You see, I’m running on very, very little sleep today. Two nights ago our oldest was coughing all night long. She slept through it just fine, but even medicine, Vicks on her chest and feet, propping her up with pillows, and diffusing essential oils in her room wouldn’t calm that cough. The master bedroom is right next to it, so we heard her…and hardly slept.

Last night my hubby and I went to bed early and passed out. But, in the wee early hours of the morning, our youngest woke up crying…then screaming. Once I got him to quiet down, he said his rib hurt. He couldn’t move, but he was breathing fine and he had no fever (he was sick last week). It was the strangest thing! I took him to the bathroom which didn’t help, and then I let him watch some YouTube for awhile on my phone just so we could both lay down and try and rest. Once I got him to sleep (over an hour later), I tossed and turned for awhile.

How I ever survived having newborns, I will never know.

Then this morning, all three kids had a dentist appointment at 8, so the boys had to be up and ready earlier, but we all overslept. Once we got to the dentist’s office, I thought I was doing good by being there 5 minutes early. Woo hoo!

Nope. This tired momma was A WEEK and 5 minutes early.

Yep. Totally wrote the wrong day on my calendar.

They were so understanding and able to get all three kids in anyway (thank you appointment cancellers!), and I got them to school just fine. The rest of my day was crazy, between babysitting this afternoon, staggered pick up times for the boy’s activities after school, and the hubby and girlie at a swim meet this evening.

Just thinking about the rest of the day has me feeling, well….kinda like this guy:

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Title: Sloth

Size: 5×7

Medium: Graphite pencil and white ink gel pen on acid free paper

Inspired/nominated by: Jessica B on Instagram and Raylene L on Facebook! Love this suggestion, ladies!

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Favorite parts: Ummm…yes. I just love him so, I want to snuggle him. Is that weird? I really wasn’t sure how he’d turn out with all the hair and funny claws and little pig nose, but he is adorable and I love him to pieces. It’s a good thing that I’m not allowed to keep all my artwork (mostly due to lack of wall space for it all!), otherwise I think he’d be staying here.

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Challenging parts: Sloths join in the ranks with the giraffe and koala in the ‘Strange Looking Animals’ category! I had no idea sloth noses could look so similar to a pig’s snout! And their claws, while I knew about them, they’re not quite exactly what I always thought they’d look like. And hair….so much hair. But thankfully I’m far enough into the challenge I remember how to draw now! It also helped a lot that I found my favorite eraser pencil! YAAAYYYY!!!!! That made the hair so much easier. It probably cut down on an hour’s worth of work.

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Product availability: The original is available for purchase (contact me directly, will be listing on Etsy soon). Prints will be available shortly as well.

*** UPDATE: The original has sold.


How was your day today? 

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