Stay Home This Easter, Be Safe, Coronavirus Drawing Day #10 – Coloured Pencil 🌸 artistbybeauty

Easter is wonderful when shared with family and friends. Having good food, watching movies and indulging in chocolate. Particularly the chocolate part is great haha. I have a big sweet tooth, so chocolate makes me incredibly happy. Since most of us are stuck at home, Easter will be different this year as no social gatherings can take place. So sadly, no Easter hunts.

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Well its not a huge deal that we are missing out on Easter hunts, as it is still something that you can do in your own home. You just cannot have people come over. There are still many fun Easter activities that we can do at home such as cooking, baking, painting, drawing, crafting, watch movies, read and so on. Creating art, baking and cooking will be the ones that I will definitely be participating in.

Paper crafts are great. I am a huge fan of making paper flowers (see paper flower tutorial here). Making different styles of paper flowers is something that I love doing in my spare time. You would probably be surprised by the number of hours that it takes to put them together. All the way from creating stencils, drawing the shapes onto paper, cutting, folding and gluing together. It is a bit of a process but it is worth it as they look very beautiful ❤

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Paper flowers last a long time. I have some that are on my wall in my art room that are a few years old and they still look new. Both cooking and baking are passions of mine. I love making food, not only for me but for others to. I find it satisfying when people enjoy my food. Success is always best shared with others, right? Out of the two, baking is by far my favourite to do. I still enjoy cooking but since I am a cookie monster, baking wins every time 🙂

I was about 15 years old when I started to get serious about baking. I loved baking strawberry shortcake, lamingtons, chocolate cake and chocolate eclairs. For some odd reason I managed to bake chocolate eclairs well but could not get cookies to bake properly. This was very disheartening for a cookie monster, I’m sure you can imagine. I seemed to fail every time when baking cookies. They would either be mushy or burnt. Such a nightmare.

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I never gave up though. Once I was 18 years old, I moved out of home and got serious about cooking, so I stopped baking for a while. Then about in my mid-20s I decided to try baking cookies again and finally got it right. Ever since then, I have gotten better at baking all kinds of cookies and other treats. So the moral of the cookie story is that you will eventually get good at something. It may just take about eight or so years but you will get there 😀

I think this Easter will be good for yourself and those you live with to create some Easter art. Draw or paint rabbits. Decorate bunny shaped cookies or a cake. Make some bright happy Easter cards for each other. Even if you live alone, you can do all of these things. Watching movies and TV is a lot of fun but try to create some things for yourself. Creating more than watching is good for your mental health as you are accomplishing goals by taking action, which will make you happy.

Today on my YouTube channel I am sharing with you a coloured pencil drawing of two adorable bunnies guarding some lovely Easter eggs. We are now at day 10 of my #drawingdailytofightcoronavirus challenge which I will continue to complete each day until we beat coronavirus. We all have to continue to stay home and practice social distancing, even through Easter time. Let’s all stay safe, keep our distance and communicate online from afar ❤

I hope you enjoy the video. Thank you so much for reading and watching! Take a moment to appreciate your own life. That you are still on our lovely planet. You can breathe, see the beautiful life around you and most importantly, you are alive. Be thankful for everyday that you have, as you never know when your time will come to pass. Have a lovely day!

 

Capili Jiron x x

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