Yep, it’s that time again where I try to summarize the past month with a few pics. This time however I really took only very few, so I take my cue from my dear friend Su who chose to revisit her Changing Seasons posts from 2020.
But first, before I forget and because I promised to do so, a picture of me with my new haircut. 😉
Winter’s a great time to take wildlife shots because there’s much less cover for them, as was the case with this cute red squirrel.
Where I tried to repair my washing machine – and failed. But I managed to take it all apart and put it all back together again which has to count for something, right?
Where I finally gave it a try and baked my very own croissants. It took hours to knead and fold the dough but it was so worth it! I have to admit though, that I haven’t done it again this year. 😉
It always makes me happy to watch nature coming back full force after a long winter. The ferns are usually one of the first to make an appearance.
Trying out new recipes was one of the main things I did this year, probably because the pandemic forced us to spend much more time inside the house than outside it.
Catching bumblebees mid-flight is always a favorite pastime in summer.
One of the best things to happen this year was when my friend Darren from over at The Arty Plantsman and I decided to take up a new blog challenge we invented to share our favorite films with you. It motivated me to get out of my comfort zone and start drawing portraits.
My absolute highlight however was watching our Panda bear cubs growing up in our zoo. I’ve developed a huge crush on Pit and Paule, and can’t wait to see them again!
Also finished my biggest watercolor so far this year.
This year our October really was golden.
Lots of handicraft in November, like making Christmas and greeting cards.
And here’s my doodle calendar for December, another lovely new creative way to express myself, inspired by my wonderful friend “A Wonderful Sheep“.
I almost don’t want to admit it, but I think I watched an awful lot of TV this month! 😂 (Can you spot the 3 movies I made tiny drawings of?)
Apart from that I even starred in my own spy movie – at least it felt a little like that when a friend of mine came over and we swapped presents for Christmas, keeping our distance and all but threw the gifts at each other from afar.
I think it’s safe to say that 2020 was more than challenging on all of us, and it fills me with terrible sadness to think of all the people who have lost someone to that horrible pandemic that has come over the planet.
It would be lovely to think that we’ve seen the worst of it, but I remain cautious. There’s still a long way to go, and I can only express my hope that we will go it together and find comfort and joy in each other’s company, even if it is only a virtual one.
Wishing you all a Healthy, Creative and Happy New Year!!! Stay safe and healthy!!!