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What Do You Swap? : Daily Art Practice

What Do You Swap? : Daily Art Practice

  Couch Talk   For Christmas, my daughter asked for a blank journal so that she could sketch, like me. We found one at Dollar Tree and she brought it home and instantly started sketching. My husband encouraged her to write the date on each…

Koala’s Need Glasses, Too! : Daily Art Practice

Koala’s Need Glasses, Too! : Daily Art Practice

    Couch Talk   Isn’t this little koala bear adorable? My son received this for Christmas to hold his glasses. Speaking of glasses, we spent some time at the eye glass place today because my son broke his glasses. Usually, we know it is…

Who Has Extra Space? : Daily Art Practice

Who Has Extra Space? : Daily Art Practice

    Couch Talk This was the view from our window this morning. The light was hitting the trees in just the right way, although it is difficult to tell from this photo. I wasn’t sure I was going to get a post-up this week,…

Let’s Just Continue Advent: Daily Art Practice

Let’s Just Continue Advent: Daily Art Practice

  Couch Talk   I don’t know how you celebrate Christmas, but this year was one of the best for me. Our family spent much needed time together and we made an effort to limit devices and distractions. We cooked together (a first), ate together,…

On The 5 Days of Advent…: Daily Art Practice

On The 5 Days of Advent…: Daily Art Practice

Christmas Morning Cinnamon Rolls   Couch Talk   For those of you that celebrate Christmas, I hope you had a relaxing and enjoyable time celebrating with family and friends. I mentioned last week that our Advent plans were getting a late start. Well, it turned…

Candy Houses On a Bed of Cardboard: Daily Art Practice

Candy Houses On a Bed of Cardboard: Daily Art Practice

      Couch Talk   I can’t believe that Christmas is less than a week away. Our family got together for our annual gingerbread houses, and we had so much fun. It was full of food, Christmas music, cider and of course candy. The…

Lego’s Around The Christmas Tree :Daily Art Practice

Lego’s Around The Christmas Tree :Daily Art Practice

    Couch Talk   Last week, I shared that we purchased a new Lego building for our “Lego town,” around the tree. Well, it is a little large for around the tree so right now it is next to the tree. After I took…

Christmas Cardinals Eat Berries: Daily Art Practice

Christmas Cardinals Eat Berries: Daily Art Practice

    Couch Talk   The other day I was in my room folding laundry when I looked up and saw this beautiful, bright cardinal perched on the branch, surrounded by red berries. Despite there being no snow on the ground, this scene sings of…

Smoking Turkey and Mushrooms: Daily Art Practice

Smoking Turkey and Mushrooms: Daily Art Practice

    Couch Talk   We had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday with family but it went way to FAST. The food was delicious and this was the first year we had a smoked turkey. Now I don’t want it any other way. It was SO…

I Could Eat Chocolate All Day! : Daily Art Practice

I Could Eat Chocolate All Day! : Daily Art Practice

  Couch Talk   It is really starting to feel like winter. When I got in my car after my first errand this morning, the thermometer read 19 degrees. BRRRRR! If I were an animal, I would be one that hibernates. This week in the…