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Friday, September 12, 2008
IF - Island
This illustration started off as a smudgy pen and ink treasure island on paper that I was doing for Illustration Friday in June when the prompt was hoard. I was planning to do a map to buried treasure. Somehow I didn't get it finished. This was a version that I scanned in and that later became a pretend postage stamp which is why there is a version of the island as a sort of Queen's Head on it.
Habitweb - the No Diet Diet is all about becoming more aware of ones habits and breaking free of them.
Today a dreadful one took hold of me!
I had decided to break a habit I have of getting a hot drink (usually just hot water) and then sitting with it at the computer. One reason for wanting to break this one is that I've broken several keyboards that have not coped with even minor spillages of water on them...
So today several times I was very aware and sat downstairs whilst drinking my hot water. I put a cold water by the computer with the idea that it would help me if I knew there was something there to drink.
And then around lunchtime just when I was planning on going out, I was sitting at the computer and knocked the cold water everywhere, including over the keyboard - and what did I knock it with?
The mug of hot water that I hadn't noticed myself bringing in!
Not only water everywhere and the worry that my keyboard might no longer work but realising just how much I had failed in basic awareness!
Luckily the keyboard does seem to still be working - though if I go off line for several days it may be because its stopped!
However my determination to break this habit is now very much stronger.
No water or other drinks are to be allowed in here at all!
And that's final!
What's your worst habit?
More islands this week at Illustration Friday.