I just couldn’t resist this morning!

I woke with an incredible urge this morning that I couldn’t shake off and no it wasn’t for chocolate 🍫. I had a very healthy breakfast of porridge 🥣 ☺️

I am now definitely trotting  towards healthy eating after being told that I need to completely change my lifestyle to improve my health.




The supermarket had run out of bananas due to the snow preventing delivery, otherwise there would have been a large bunch on top of the fruit. I also bought grapes 🍇 , walnuts, peppers, sweet potatoes and lots and lot of salad 🥗 stuff., plus veggies.

Move over the monk who sold his Ferrari because  I’m coming to join you, although what we will travel in I don’t know 🤔

That’s a lie because I know we will have to walk more 😒

Anyway, moving on with the Monk I also did a morning meditation, courtesy of my good friend who writes Soul gifts. It was perfect for me Raili, thank you very much it was brilliant.


The photo below is more of a likeness hence the healthy eating plan 😉


No my urge this morning was to paint 🎨 I went to my computer and switched it all on to do some digital painting! I played around a bit but my eyes kept wandering towards the large crates that hold all my acrylic paints , canvases and brushes.


Concentrate I kept telling myself, concentrate! 😫

But It did not work 😏

I pulled out a canvas and immediately started painting a green background.

It felt sooooo good better than chocolate actually! Then my online supermarket shopping arrived and I had to break off. The shopping was put away in record time. I didn’t even check the dates 😳 I just wanted to get back to painting. 🏃🏻‍♀️🏃🏻‍♀️🏃🏻‍♀️

Sitting in front of the canvas it felt strange, yet familiar, if that makes sense. Really I should make the choice between digital and traditional. I started my painting and then I missed a few of the things I had learned doing on the digital side.

I love the eraser ✏️ 💖💞💖 It is my new best friend. 👭

Yet I love the speed I can hand paint. 🏃🏻‍♀️

The jury is still out for me to decide which I like the best, I need to study digital art more and give it a fair go, just like when I began hand painting.

Anyway this is what I created, I have to say I feel more at peace with myself now. My  urge to hand paint was fleeting.  My satisfaction is sated and the craving has gone.

Now I need to start preparing all the veg 😋😏🙂



  1. Happy to oblige with the meditation 🙂 Your acrylic painting looks happy, content and peaceful. My bet is you will end up doing a bit of both – there is nothing quite like the tactile, hands on get paint everywhere at times!

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  2. I found this quite inspiring Elaine – I need to make some changes myself (asap really, but it seems to be taking a while for me to get myself in to gear..). You do NOT look like the Buddha, don’t be so cruel to yourself. But if you did have those earlobes just imagine how many earrings you could wear all at once!!
    Love the flowers 🙂
    Do you really need to make a choice though, between paint and digital? Maybe you could do a little of both like now, as they’re so different..?
    Caz xx

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  3. I started a comment and it disappeared. Anyway, I like it and the new colors. I just put on a new sweater today with those exact colors. Sent a photo. 🌸🤗

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