Watched a Kate Johnson video on color mixing tonight. She has so many cool little palettes, and such inspiring colors, I spent most of the evening playing with colors. So I drew one of my business card palettes and water brush... now it's off to bed for me.
New Hampshire voters choose Trump and Sanders, now the robo-calls move to SC in earnest. Our primary is on Feb 20th.. Spent most of the evening fooling with my Blog, changing my header picture and the font color on the title. Took longer to figure out than it should have, but I finally got it done.
Doing this quote on top of an old piece of music, seemed like a good idea, but didn't quite work out. So here's the quote from Felix Scheinberger's book 'Urban Watercolor Sketching'; "it seems important that you learn the fingerings, but what song you play is up to you". He was talking about guitar, and comparing learning the basics (fingerings) to learning the basics in watercolor, washes vs glazes etc. I'm learning to play the flute and learning fingerings is a daily practice issue for me, as I learn more new notes. This quote hit me upside the head (as my brother often says)... I DO NOT practice my watercolor fingerings like I should.
Really inspired by Felix's class and his art work, I have his urban sketching watercolor book somewhere, I must dig it out and re-read it. I really suck and doing people... but I won't get better at them not doing them... so a dude with spots of red that didn't run or fade as expected. Watching the Super bowl, hoping Carolina gets it together and wins this but it isn't looking good right now.
The Stingrays were on FIRE tonight, Florida has a much better record than us, and probably thought they'd pick up an easy win tonight. They got a surprise. Had fun with my SBS homework a wonky watercolor fish and a bit of collage from my ticket to the game.
Great hockey game tonight, Rays hung on the win it in a shoot out. This week in SBS the instructor is speaking German (I took German in college, but that was a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away). There is closed captioning in English, and I actually use closed captioning a lot to watch TV at night with the sound off (so it doesn't wake up my husband). I have a better understanding about how the classes may have been for non-English speakers, since so far all of the instruction has been in English. It is very difficult to watch the instructor's painting/drawing technique, while reading what they are saying. When I have time I'm going to have to watch it and read the captions, then watch it without the captions so that I can see what he's doing. That's my plan anyway.
It rained all night and all day today... it is supposed to end tonight, BUT, then it's going to get cold, sigh. It don't really mind the rain when it's warm, but I do not like it cold even if the sun is out. Just a gray day today.
Listen to the rhythm of the falling rain.... it is pouring now, huge line of thunderstorms moving thru Charleston now. Gracie is sitting at my feet hyperventilating and drooling on my feet, time to get this posted while the power is still on and internet connection is active.
Phil says we'll have an early Spring this year... yeah Phil that's a forecast I can be happy about. Watching the 'Groundhog Day' movie this evening, always fun to see, and funny that they have been playing is back to back all day long.
The Democrat Caucus is too close to call still, Bernie and Hillary are neck in neck. Ted Cruz won the Republican Caucus, with Trump and Marco Rubio within 1 point of each other, with Dr Carson coming in 4th. Mike Huckabee is dropping out, as should Bush, Santorum, Christie and Gilmore (my opinion folks that's all). Very large record breaking turnout, with a snow storm headed their way. Good for you people of Iowa for doing your civic duty.
Spent the afternoon looking at 'toy haulers', day dreaming about traveling the country after retirement. The local Camping World store only had 2, one we liked, one no so much. We climbed into a lot of trailers today, some of them amazingly roomy, with cool outdoor kitchens. Large closets and double sink bathrooms.