Not having much time to invest in last Friday’s #colour_collective Duck Egg Green I took the scene inside.
Also, because the past week was busy, the theme turned out to be a reflection of my own personal end-week exhaustion.
Besides, when I thought of the activities the kids and their pets were engaged in the past few weeks: from practicing the ‘Handstand’ (post: 23/08/2015) to ‘Tree House’ climbing activities (post from: 29/08/2015) to a ‘Last splash before sunset’ (post: 05/09/2015) to staying up late into the night around a campfire in ‘Fascination’ (post: 12/09/2015) with the star-filled night sky – who would not be tired?
As for the creative process:
However, Duck Egg Green proved to be more of a challenge than I originally expected.
It was not an easy colour to research as there are many variations of it and mixing the tone with water colours also proved to be a challenge.
Finally, while days passed by mercilessly, ideas were stubbornly staying away.
It was Thursday night when I lay in bed – exhausted.
Then, in that split moment of still being awake and just before falling asleep I imagined how silly we can sometimes look while sleeping.
There was the idea – and with it came some much-needed deep sleep.
Next week’s colour for #colour_collective is Rose Tyrien.
Any theme, any medium, anyone. Post together Fri 19:30 GMT+1. Just use the #colour_collective hashtag on Twitter.
For more information see @Clr_Collective and @PennyNevilleLee (#colour_collective creator) and do check out the wonderful illustrations that were posted so far.
Wishing all a lovely Saturday night and a relaxed Sunday, too!