Spent the day with friends hitting some mud puddles in the forest. As many times as I've been to Deb and Jerry's house I never noticed the cute Frog, in their bird bath... too funny and the perfect thing for the journal since I'm too tired for anything hard tonight.
Saturday, August 30, 2008
Friday, August 29, 2008
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Ordered the pen on Monday from Pen City... arrived today... now THAT's fast... I did not pay for 2 day service but it got here in 2 days anyway. I plan to take better care of this one... I was sick that my other one clogged up and died on me...
Read a neat tutorial on painting water... so I'm off to try to paint some water... and maybe a tree or two since my trees still need work.
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Monday, August 25, 2008
Sunday, August 24, 2008
I keep trying to find a cheap alternative to the microns... but so far no luck. Bought some pens at Staples, and I like that they are waterproof,... don't run at all... but they bleed thru light wt page so for the handbook journals I can't use them... maybe when I start the journal with 140 lbs watercolor paper they'll do ok.
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Crazy weather from Fay today, the bands are coming thru with rain and sun very close together now. Bought some crocs... funky orange and yellow ones.. but since I have BIG feet, I did not get the usual big old chunky crocks... these are very cool looking and very comfortable.
Friday, August 22, 2008
Thursday, August 21, 2008
EDM stands for Every Day Matters... say it with the emphasis on the word 'Matters' and it means hum-drum, maybe common stuff... say it with the emphasis on DAY and you've got a whole new meaning. Been a bit of debate of late about what the 'group' is all about... for me I say it the second way, I'm a cancer survivor... every DAY matters...
This is the day the Lord has made let us rejoice and be glad in it...
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Well practice obviously helped... I did my best score ever tonight. My mop brush arrived for AWS... except I got 2 for 1... which means they sent me 2 of the same brush size 18? Anybody want to order something smaller... and I'll send you the 18 if you send me the smaller size?
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Insert knife in the open slot on the top once your painting is dry...
Using a block means no stretching of paper, no buckling, no extra effort for me at all... they are also nicely portable so easy to take on the road for use Plein Aire (outdoors)
Tree painting on 9 x 12 Watercolor block... dry and ready to remove.
My friend Angelina - (see favorite blogs top right) Asked what a watercolor block is... since I didn't know myself until a few months ago... Even though I'd seen them in the store many times... I thought I'd post these pictures... and explanation for those that don't know what a watercolor block is.
Monday, August 18, 2008
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Friday, August 15, 2008
A view of her tail... and the notch out of her ear. This shot taken in August, in the Spring she was pregnant and very fat... and for a couple of months she didn't come to the feeder for her sunflower seeds... she thin now and back in the feeder.
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Monday, August 11, 2008
On http://www.wetcanvas.com in the Art from Life forum they do 'Scavenger Hunts'.. a list of things to draw, sort of like the EDM list, I haven't done one in a while, and I haven't done a 2 page spread in a while either... so... here's my items for Hunt #96.
Sunday, August 10, 2008
Saturday, August 9, 2008
Friday, August 8, 2008
Thursday, August 7, 2008
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Monday, August 4, 2008
Sunday, August 3, 2008
Talked to my daughter Jeanna and Jon, I need new drivers for my printer. And my upload issue was solved by downloading Firefox and using it as a browser. I also purchase Photoshop for the Mac... now I can change the size before I upload... I'm happy now.