Good Morning my friends! I hope everyone has a great week last week. To kick off the new week on the positive, this is the workout of the week from GoodAttitudeFood.com. This is The Art Project Workout (Phase 1).
The post this week is going to be another LIGHT one. I spent most of Saturday working on “the art project” – Sketched it out, painted the background, then painted the first phase.
Then realized it was like 45 degrees out – which in Minnesota, in February, is SUPER-Nice. Might sound cold to some, but last year around this time I was ice fishing and it -30. NEGATIVE 30.
The weather this weekend was awesome. I had to get outside.
Nelson Park DGC
Also might be called Nelson Lakeside Park.
With the weather being so nice, I had to take advantage of it. Disc golf instead of sitting inside. I went to a sweet little 9 hole course in Long Lake MN, Nelson Park. This is a great beginner/casual course. It was a great warm-up for my Sunday throw! I tossed a double and got some great pictures. I had the course to myself.
Sunday – Disc Golf at Brookview – 2 for 1 – for free
Sunday was another super nice day so I went to throw again.
I heard about a winter-only course at Brookview Golf Course. Doing some research, I saw this season they expanded to two courses, Red Course and Blue Course. Two 18-hole courses in the same spot! The best part is the courses are free to play. These are only available to play in the winter, so I am glad I got a chance to play them. Such a fun day!
The red course was really fun. It was more of a casual level course. Fairly easy shots, no real long holes. Nothing very technical and mostly wide open. There would be a lot of water hazards, but the water is all still frozen over.
I hit one of the best shots of my disc career on hole 15 of the Red course. From about 120 feet away I flicked a sidearm shot with my Star Wraith from the middle of a frozen pond, in a wicked cross-wind, and that disc flew right into the basket! I had a witness, “Bearded Adam” saw the whole thing. Epic Shot! Instantly in my top 5 best shots.
The Blue course was much harder. Longer drives. More trees and obstacles. Much more challenging. I did not keep score on the Blue.
And Then, The Wind
And then the wind decided to pick up. Made things really interesting. Driving into a 15-20mph headwind is a little tricky. The Blue course was much harder than the red. The wind made it a tough afternoon on a few holes. We stuck it out, rallied through, and disced all 36 holes.
I made a new disc golf friend
Starting on the Red course, on hole three I linked up with a random “lone-discer”, named Adam. Props to Adam for being a cool dude! “Bearded Adam” and I hung out for the afternoon and threw together for the rest of both courses.
Disc Golf strangers are often some of the coolest people.
I kept score for myself on the red course. I shot four over par. We did not keep score on the Blue Course. There was one “Tin Cup” style hole for me. Took a 7. That wind was brutal by the end of the Blue. Still a great course and a beautiful day.
No Food This Week
I did not have time to work on anything for The Food this week.
I do have some chicken thighs.
Maybe a mid-week Food section coming!
The Art Project – Painting a Fire/Water Guitar Thing.
Saturday Morning I woke up and got the idea to paint something cool. I saw a picture of a guitar with fire burning out of one half and water splashing out of the other half.
This picture above is the basic idea. You couldn’t tell but that is actually a bedding set.
I saw that thing. Thought it looked cool. And thought – “I bet I could paint that”.
But I want to paint one of my Guitars. Lu-Lu – The Epiphone Les Paul – is white. I am not sure how easily I could paint her.
I decided instead to try to paint this with my Ibanez acoustic guitar as the “rough model”. Not sure I will capture the “tiger”, but shape and colors hopefully.
Formulate A Plan
Not knowing really anything about painting, but not really caring about the outcome too much either, I formulated a bit of a plan.
YouTube videos can teach you just about anything. YouTube videos were integral to my college education. Without them, I would not have made it through College Algebra or any class that involved statistics, math, or other hard subject matter. As much as I graduated from NAU – I am a grad of YouTube University. When I want to learn something I check YouTube for a video. Usually, I am not disappointed.
YouTube has videos on how to paint wood grain, water drops and splashes, and videos on how to paint fire.
Here are links to the videos that helped me. These videos are free. The people who put them out are great. Please check them out! Thanks for the lessons!
Fire and Water Guitar thing…
Phase 1 – Paint The Guitar
I started with a sketch of the guitar. Then I painted the background black. Next I painted the Bridge and base layer of the fretboard. Finally I put on the base layer for the wood grain I am trying to go for. I am not sure how this is going to turn out at this point.
That is as far as I got on the painting. Disc golf was calling, I answered the call and am glad I did!
Always do a warm up. I do the dynamic warm-up routine from FightTips. I usually add a DDPY style “diamond cutter” or two as well. ALWAYS WARM UP!
Get Ta Steppin.
7k-Steps-A-day! – 4 days or more this week. Any way I can get em. AT LEAST 7,000 steps, at least 4 days this week. A couple of days with the Title Brand 1.5lbs weighted gloves.
Counting up to 1,000 miles – Walked and biked
Last week the count for miles walked was at 576.97 miles. This past week I added 35.51 miles. The new total for miles walked is 612.48 miles. That’s RIGHT! Over 600 miles walked!
I took it easy on the bike this week. I added 27.15 miles. Last week the total was 288.68. The new total miles biked is now at 315.83 miles.
3 Round Tabatas – Alternating Days RBFTBs, Abs/Core, and Rower
Same work out since the start of the year, just mixing up the days. Check out last week’s post for the moves!
Then after whatever three-round Tabata sesh, it’s on to a random GCN or CTXC bike video, like this one:
And I gotta keep rolling on the 30 Days videos from YogaWithAdriene. Day 7 video this week. Yoga With Adriene is great for begginers who have no idea what they are doing – like me. Yoga is really good for my disc golf shoulders and arms. It’s good for mental and physical health too!
Wrap It Up!
Thank you so much for reading! Thank you to all the free art video providers. Check out my Art Flow For Your Brain Workout and Version 3.5 Workout for some of the brain benefits of doing art stuff! A “YUGE” Thank you to the content providers! GCN, Yoga With Adriene, they are awesome and free! Check them out!
Be happy and healthy my friends. Hopefully next week I will have more progress on the painting. Also something good for The Food! For more info about how “art-stuff” is good for your brain check out this article from huffpost.com. Be the hero or heroine of your story and do some fun art stuff!