Sunday, July 31, 2011
Ron and I drove to Dayton Florida today to pick up a composter he bought on eBay. Lovely drive down, nice drive most of the way home... and around Savannah Georgia the light show began... heavy rain and amazing lightening streaking across the sky, joining together and coming down to earth...booming thunder added to the show. Good to be home again, light rain falling here, no show here, just rain.
Saturday, July 30, 2011
Hot, hot, hot today... got this pad of different colored punch out letters at Wal*Mart on sale... very cheap... PITA to use... but at least they were a bargain LOL. Just doodles on the page while watching tv.. should be doing housework, or painting... not doing anything... now it's time for dinner...where did the day go?
Friday, July 29, 2011
My hobbit name is Camillia... I kind of like that. I read 'The Lord of the rings' in high school, I enjoyed the books very much. I did not like the movies they made... mostly because the hobbits were teenagers and not hobbits. Anyway, John McCain put Hobbits in the news this week and so I drew a hobbit revealed my Hobbit name.
Thursday, July 28, 2011
www.dickblick.com/products/holbein-multimedia-books/ It is made by Holbein. 3 new brushes too... See why I said last week I didn't need more art supplies? I had all this stuff on it's way :-)
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Duck weather in Charleston today, rained all day long... boy do we need the rain... Co worker had a cute duck head umbrella... I commented on it and we had a nice chat about the Peabody Hotel in Memphis Tennessee which is where she got the umbrella... a memento of a visit to see the ducks there.
Monday, July 25, 2011
Sunday, July 24, 2011
Saturday, July 23, 2011
Friday, July 22, 2011
Both South Carolina and Florida have the Palmetto tree as their state tree. The Palmetto is hardy enough to survive even as far north as Virginia. It is resistant to salt water, even if high tide covers it. It is NOT grown in nurseries, they dig up wild mature or young trees and then sell them for transplanting. The spiky area at the top of the tree caused by the dropping of dead fronds are called 'boot jacks' or 'boots' because the triangular shapes the resemble a boot jack. Thus ends today's lesson on Palmetto trees :-)
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
artistsjournalworkshop.blogspot.com/ and I WON!! Today the CD arrived in the mail. As you can see from this page, I NEED to learn more about drawing and painting trees... it has been a struggle for me for quite a while now... I'm looking forward to the lessons on the CD and hopefully some of the advise there soaking into my thick skull :-)
Monday, July 18, 2011
Sunday, July 17, 2011
I found the coolest thing at Wal*Mart today in the school supplies. A neoprene zipper pouch with a wide elastic band to secure it to a book. I bought it hoping it would fit my sketchbook. It does, and the pouch has room for my tiny bijou paint box a pen, a pencil and my waterbrush... I love it.
Saturday, July 16, 2011
Friday, July 15, 2011
Cooler today which was a welcome break. Went shopping and bought a bunch of incandescent light bulbs... since the ban stays in effect, I'm hoping to buy enough to last long enough for sanity to return to our government... that might be a very long time LOL.
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Saw Newt Gingrich tonight at a town hall meeting. He gave a rousing speech and fielded questions from the audience. I was not a particular fan of Newt but wanted to hear what he had to say... if he wins the nomination I could vote for him and I think he'd be a good president.
Monday, July 11, 2011
Sunday, July 10, 2011
I love boxes... and this box at Lowes has been calling to me for a while, today I couldn't resist any longer... believe it or not I have a collection of colored pencils, and watercolor pencils, and some charcoal and sepia drawing pencils... that needed that box to live in since I rarely use any of those pencils... the outside all around and the lid, has these stamped on pencils... it is just the cutest box for pencils I ever saw.
Saturday, July 9, 2011
Friday, July 8, 2011
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Got these plastic Adirondack chairs at Lowe's.. cheap, light weight, impervious to rot and very comfortable to sit in. My impatiens are making a come back, they are finally flowering again, now that I've completely dug out their flower bed and replaced their dirt... phew that was not an easy job in the heat... but it proved the right solution to the problem.
Monday, July 4, 2011
While we are mindful of threats to our safety and security from foreign enemies, we must also remain vigilant to ensure that the very government our founders so carefully crafted does not evolve to become a threat to our way of life.
As we enjoy this holiday with our friends and families and reflect on the many blessings we enjoy as Americans, we call on the Spirit of ’76, the Sons of Liberty, and all those pioneers who believed in self-rule and limited government intrusion.
America remains the greatest nation on earth.
Let’s celebrate it!
Sunday, July 3, 2011
Saturday, July 2, 2011
Went to breakfast in Berkeley County at the American Legion, our Congressman Tim Scott popped in to thank us for supporting him on Thursday. State Senator Larry Grooms explained his redistricting map and everyone had a hearty breakfast too. Good food, good friends, with a touch of politics thrown in to make it interesting.
Friday, July 1, 2011
This is an 8x10 panel, with one coat of Daniel Smith's Watercolor ground applied. I've got another panel ready with 2 coats of the ground on to see if it'll handle more like watercolor paper... even after the paint is dry on this painting anyway, it lifts off when another layer is added, it doesn't accept spatter techniques very well either...
In spite of all the struggles with it, I'm not displeased with how this has turned out.