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Day 11. Do something for the first time. When you get to my age you've most of the things for the first time that you are going to do However as the family's main cook I have never made soup before I have now! Warming soothing leek and cannelini been soup was not bad for a first attempt. Plenty left for tomorrow. What a whizz I am! Eat the Heart shortcake My Panto feathery friend These are left over from Christmas Consume by the Best Before End #TheJanuaryChallenge #64MillionArtists Slightly chickened out on the New Year, New Me, Day 11... but I've never eaten shortbread b4... #thejanuarychallenge #64millionartists #day11 something new ,here goes Today Damiaan and I fitted our first loo seat! #trysomethingnew Day 11 New year new me. Today was the first time I joined workmates on a lunchtime walk - aim to improve our health and well-being. Only 30 mins allowed but it helped me reach my 10,000 steps for the day and we found this brick - part of an old brick sculpture on the walkway ❤️ Flipped this picture playing card over and used the back for today's Try Something New @64M_Artists #TheJanuaryChallenge Today's challenge was not at all fun though the out come was very good and something I'd been meaning to do for ages. I worked out how to borrow e books from the library onto my old Nook e reader. Installed Adobe digital reader and Overdrive and messed about for hours! Now loads of choice for reading on the bus. I have never used the oil pastels that I have had in my art box for ages. Not sure I will use them again #64MillionArtists #JanuaryChallenge I've been saving a picture playing card for something special but got stuck for inspiration. My day 11 challenge to try something new meant I used the reverse instead and literally turned it upside down @64millionartists #thejanuarychallenge #64millionartists #trysomethingnew #playingcard #collage #collageart #collageartist #paper #papercollage #vintage #analog #handcut #cutandpaste #cutout #paperart @64millionartists have me trying something new today... So, I've done alot of interesting things with pasta.. But here I have my first ever homemade lasagne ❤ #TheJanuaryChallenge & #64MillionArtists #ideas #motivation #new #cooking #foodporn #Day11 of #TheJanuaryChallenge firsts for @katewsayer and myself was faces in on our cold water swim tonight. Also not asking what the water temp was! #coldwaterswimming #nightswim #dryrobeterritory #64millionartists #naughtymonsters Yesterday was difficult - the Whip almost ran away towards a main road because he was alarmed by a group of off lead dogs who were a bit too intimidating for him. He was standing on the edge of the field - I didn't want to run towards him as it might drive him closer to the main road. I was calling and calling, waving favourite treats, trying not to panic and move calmly towards him. Another car arrived by mine and another dog walker was about to let his dog out of the car. Thankfully he waited for me to get to my car - I opened the door and thankfully my whippet came back to me and hopped into the car. My heart was pounding and I was almost in tears - I felt like such a rubbish dog owner. Then I had a meeting with another artist at my Dad's - he greeted me with the makings of a slow cooker stew which I threw together whilst waiting for my friend to arrive. She was running late but arrived with a long list of forward planning. I was burning on a really really low flame. Once again I felt pretty useless. I was meant to be going to a songwriting workshop afterwards but didn't make it as I'd lost my glasses and got myself into a total state. None of this is like me (apart from losing things in plain sight when under stress) and I guess it is just loss and the realisation of loss catching up with me. All day I kept mithering about the Day 10 challenge but couldn't get my act together. So I did it today and was really engaged with getting lost and found with just one sheet of A4 paper - hope it was okay to use scissors. #64millionartists #challenge #lost #found #panic #release Day 11 - Try something new My 10 month old daughter has to wear an eyepatch, so today I thought I’d try it as well. It’s really quite disorienting - I managed about 10mins before taking it off, so have even more admiration for my brave girl (she does four hours a day) #64millionartists #thejanuarychallenge Day 11 - #thejanuarychallenge #64millionartists Something I've never done before.... Hmmmm. Well, this really had me stumped and being lost for words doesn't happen to me often. I've never posted a boomerang selfie before sooooo aye! #Day11 "Something new" #TheJanuaryChallenge #64MillionArtists I would like to say I'd completed a new & spectacular activity today but due to other commitments I've resorted to left over cider from the end of year celebrations that were left over as I was driving.....Mandarin & Grapefruit, won't be top of my list of drink choice again! Do something new ...today I made a big to-do list and scored off lots of them! Day 11 of #thejanuarychallenge was to try something new. Decided to try a different recipe using pork (a meat I don’t usually like/eat) and spicy Thai sauce (I don’t usually eat spicy food either). I have to say it was a hit! Definitely be making it again! #64millionartists @64millionartists #thai #thairedchilli #pork #newrecipe Day 11 - newness. I went to High House Production Park in Thurrock for the first time today. As some of you may know it's a great arts and cultural site with artists studios, a Backstage training centre and the ROH production and wardrobe depts. I got a great tour and was able to see them painting some of the canvases for the next production. No photos allowed so another first is a quick sketch. Not sure it'll make much sense but basically there are three big canvases and three smaller ones on the floor and they use these amazingly long paintbrushes. It was magical to watch them work. Day 11: New year, new you I’ve been doing quite a lot of new things lately but found myself a bit short of inspiration today. But I’m listening to a new (to me) artist, eating a new type of chocolate and planning a trip to a country I haven’t yet visited so hopefully that will do Taking part in this year's @64millionartists January Challenge. Day 11: New year, new me Today's prompt was to try something you've never done before...well I have never drawn a self portrait with my eyes shut! You know what? I don't hate it... Sign up here: www.dothinkshare.com/sign-up/ #TheJanuaryChallenge #64millionartists #adobesketch #digitaldrawing #selfportrait #blinddrawing I’m trying soya bean spaghetti for the first time - jury’s out First time I've ever cooked Celariac #celariacsoup #firsttime #day11 #64MillionArtists I'm trying this cider for the first time, picked it up on impulse yesterday. A new project for me has been to sort out some photos into a scrapbook. I'm trying out different layouts, ways of cutting up photos and adding extra leaflets etc. So I decided to do some more this evening. Here are some pages I've worked on. Tried to make a lineless dragon in Photoshop failed miserably but I was also in a car. #thejanuarychallenge #64MillionArtists #drawing #dragon #digitalart #practice Something new: an Electric Fence installation in a church..... in indigo. I tried to go completely lineless but it also doesn't help that I'm in a car so this failed attempt of a dragon occurred. #thejanuarychallenge #64millionartists #dragon #newyearnewme #practice #digitalart #drawing Something new for today was making these Silver pendants! First time @64M_Artists #TheJanuaryChallenge #64millionartists #challenge Day 11.-Today the Whip and I walked out with the birthday boy who was spending his first day as a 60 yr old. I learnt a new word - coddilwomple and very fine it is too! Day 11 of the #thejanuarychallenge and I’m trying a new snack whilst watching a new tv show (Hard Sun). #64millionartists Day 11 of #TheJanuaryChallenge - New Year New Me, to do something new. In my hope of reducing our household single use plastics, I bought a couple of shampoo bars, so today was my first time using one & I am impressed,it lathers easy,lots of it & smells divine #64millionartists Day 11 of #TheJanuaryChallenge - New Year New Me, to do something new. In my hope of reducing our household single use plastics, I bought a couple of shampoo bars, so today was my first time using one & I am impressed,it lathers easy,lots of it & smells divine #64MillionArtists Day 11 - Try something new Following on from the 'design a jumper' challenge, thought I'd try a few more new embroidery stitches. Need a bit more practice, but really like the laced running stitch in particular. #64MillionArtists #TheJanuaryChallenge Day 11 - Try something new Following on from the 'design a jumper' challenge, thought I'd try a few more new embroidery stitches. Need a bit more practice, but really like the laced running stitch in particular. #challengeday11 #64millionartists #TheJanuaryChallenge so thanks to malfunctioning public transport I got home late tonight. But I did pick up the bits and pieces needed to try needle felting today! I've been wanting to try this for a while so this challenge has given me an excuse to treat myself. I'm going to give it a go a bit later after dinner so I'm not sure how far I will get with it today... But wish me luck! Day 11: Something new! A piece of art for Mumma's Birthday... #TheJanuaryChallenge #64MillionArtists Day 11 #TheJanuaryChallenge #64MillionArtists New Year, New Me, New Challenge - small challenge, but made chicken-veg satay for the first time (and almost followed the recipe, another first!) All gone so I guess it was a success! Day 11 #TheJanuaryChallenge #64MillionArtists New Year, New Me, New Challenge - small challenge, but made chicken-veg satay for the first time (and almost followed the recipe, another first!) All gone so I guess it was a success! Day 11 #64MillionArtists #TheJanuaryChallenge Try something new they said, so I did. Smoked Paprika in my homemade burger -I’m converted! Learning something new for todays challenge... #SignLanguage A combined one. This is my day 11 for @64millionartists trying something new. I make a lot of things for my online store but this is kind of the first important piece, portfolio piece of mixed media if you will that is being listed. It is far more daunting than any other I have made! A combined one. This is my day 11 for @64millionartists trying something new. I make a lot of things for my online store but this is kind of the first important piece, portfolio piece of mixed media if you will that is being listed. It is far more daunting than any other I have made! #64millionartists #thejanuarychallenge #moulinrouge #mixedmedia #art #legs #cancan #paint #burlesque Day 10 and 11 combo! My piece of paper was used today at the start of something to help me understand me a little more. Finished dish: Edamame noodles with walnuts, pak choi, shiitake mushrooms, lemon, ginger, garlic and a splash of white wine #64MillionArtists #TheJanuaryChallenge. Verdict? Smelt appetising but noodles were bland! Day 11 . Got round to trying out my new glass pen - the ink smells of Roses too! Trying out edamame noodles @64M_Artists #64MillionArtists #TheJanuaryChallenge