Happy T everyone,
You are most welcome to join us with our hostess Bleubeard and Elizabeth for T just show a drink related photo in your post.
If you caught my post yesterday, you saw I was playing with colored pencils. I also found in my stash a small handful of watercolor pencils-I am finding those very fun to work with. So I needed more colors, the ones in my stash are USA made (they looked old so didn't know if still in business) I searched online and found them at Blick and still USA made so I am happy about that. (no more China products for me if I have a choice)
So I am thrilled to find these I bought their 24 pencil set which was on sale which covered the cost of the taxes and shipping so pleased with that. They were less expensive at Blick then on Amazon
I had asked Valerie if I could use one of her photos as a reference for a painting. Thank you so much Valerie. This was a castle wall with flowers growing in the bricks. I couldn't wait til I had more colors so I just went for it with the few pencils I had. My creative muse has arrived-stress mostly gone (finally)
I forgot again to cut off the inch of mixed media paper first to fit in my journal, but I was able to cut that off after I painted this and it still looks great. I love it, but will paint this again once I get the new colors. (I only had black, blue, green, and a yellow)
I will submit this piece for Mia's flower theme over at AJJ too
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I am really happy with this piece. I don't know if I captured that this is a brick wall or not though?-I plan to look for a you tube video before I try this again.
Over the weekend I finished up with the roving I was working on and started with the blue roving-I had bought these as Yellowstone Park inspired colors and want to weave some sort of garment with them.
You can see my Sunday afternoon mango margarita there on the coffee table too.
Isn't this blue pretty-I bought it to reflect the prismatic springs there in Yellowstone
Here is another photo of my margarita
We had rain off and on over the weekend and today (Monday) too. Lots of bird activity to watch-more baby ducks, herons, the pair of eagles flew in today too.
The water was really choppy when we spotted this family-the waves were tossing them about
I grabbed the camera this afternoon and took a few photos of the pretty iris's that are blooming here now. We didn't see most of these last year as we were not living here full time yet.
and the peonies are blooming now too
This is a road we started making so Larry can drive his Snapper down the hill to the lake for fishing-instead of walking down-this area is really steep
I also picked up one of the books that Erika shared. I love reading books with recipes and this one intrigued me as it is located in an area pretty secluded and I think was part of Scotland or still is-I just started reading it. Thanks Erika
I will close with a very happy dandelion-I love dandelions and with all the rain they are still growing here
Husband is progressing well-he is pushing himself allot-still very painful (he does Not take pain medicine) but he is out of the wheel chair, and uses one crutch or his cane for balance now.
Happy T everyone