I was very very crabby when I woke up today.

Still laying in bed, started chitchatting on twitter then jumped into my blogger feeds.

I found denthe’s post about an art challenge.

Mmmmmm. A Face challenge, huh?

I had that HappyMe x Perfectionism conversation again:

HappyMe: that sounds fun.
Perfectionism: You are very bad at drawing people thou.
HappyMe: Well, that is a good fun way to practice!
Perfectionism: but it is 29 days! almost everyday! you started the #photoaday twice and dropped BOTH times.
HappyMe: mmmmm
Perfectionism: and the photo challenge is easier then this one.
HappyMe: well, I had fun both times and if I drop this one too, I know I will have fun the days I did a face.
Perfectionism: One more thing, look at those ladies’ blogs. They are very good and experienced artists!
HappyMe: FUN, I said FUN! I am doing it and stop talking me out of it!

ok, out of the putting down conversation I started thinking what to use for the faces.

I thought of those little white masks, that you paint on. But then I would have to go buy them, nah.

Decided to stick with watercolor that is what I have at home.

I found out I am almost running out of watercolor paper.

Oh! great chance for perfectionsim to kick in again:

Perfectionism: well, didn’t you say you were going to the festival downtown? Go get a small book just for that, so you will have all the faces together.
HappyMe: I may not want to do it when I am back. I am starting now. I am serious, bye!

That was a very quick one, lasted seconds thankfully, because I was determined to not let my perfectionism ruin another fun activity for me.

I gotta say it is still very much there. Sometimes it starts talking to me, I don’t even notice and I am just agreeing with everything it says! LOL
Good thing is that when I recognize it, I am getting better and quicker on getting out of that “naysay” attitude.

Soooo, continuing….. I chopped down some scrap watercolor paper I had and got started, yay!
Finally, all that just to tell you: I started!  *pet, pet, pet on my back* 😀

Here is the little guy. Not done yet. Waiting for it to dry to do the final touches so decided to write this post meanwhile.


Even if lasts just one day,
even if I just make this one single face,
it worked already.

I am completely out of CrabbyLand!


Hey, love! I'm Raine.👋🏼

Artist, designer and believer that ✨joy & fun✨ are a MUST in our lives. My hope is that my posts will bring you a giggle, a smile, and also remind you {when you happen to have forgotten} of the importance of your own happiness – to yourself and to those around you.

Cheers to this delicious truth! 🥂✨



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