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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…

Mug Shots Over A Cup of Tea: Daily Art Practice

Mug Shots Over A Cup of Tea: Daily Art Practice

Couch Talk   It is definitely starting to feel like winter here. One week the temperatures were 70 degrees and this week the wind is biting, and it is in the 30’s with a predicted snowfall. I usually love winter but I like to ease…

Art Books With Homegrown Tomatoes: Daily Art Practice

Art Books With Homegrown Tomatoes: Daily Art Practice

    Book Corner   I thought I would share some recent art that I have enjoyed. I check out a lot of books from our local library as they have a great inter-library loan program. I can get almost any book.   The Organic…

Do You Have A Mug Shot?: Daily Art Practice

Do You Have A Mug Shot?: Daily Art Practice

  Couch Talk   Our schedule has finally started to slow now that football season is over. My son had some great runs in the last few games and is already talking about next season. I am thankful that things have slowed a bit and…

Sketchbooks Are For Inspiration : Daily Art Practice

Sketchbooks Are For Inspiration : Daily Art Practice

  Couch Talk   We had a beautiful weekend to take a drive through the mountains. We took our children on a drive to see all the fall colors. We drove over the top of several mountains, a few of which were gravel and had…

How Many Faces Do You Have? : Daily Art Practice

How Many Faces Do You Have? : Daily Art Practice

  Couch Talk   Last week, I had the privilege of chaperoning my daughter’s field trip to our local pumpkin patch. The day started off incredibly chilly and foggy. I took this picture shortly after the fog began to lift while we were in the…

Misty Mountains With My Tea: Daily Art Practice

Misty Mountains With My Tea: Daily Art Practice

    Couch Talk   One of my favorite things about living in the mountains, is the view. This picture was taken while I was driving (very carefully). This is the bypass that goes behind our house and our town is in the valley, which…

Salsa With Me! : Daily Art Practice

Salsa With Me! : Daily Art Practice

  Couch Talk   It’s hard to believe that we are already a month into school. I thought I would have more down time, but my schedule has been jammed full of errands, work, football games and salsa making. We weren’t able to make salsa…

It’s A Fudgy Kinda Day: Daily Art Practice

It’s A Fudgy Kinda Day: Daily Art Practice

    Couch Talk   Brownies are one of those staples in the American diet that I didn’t grow up with. My mom preferred “gourmet” desserts, so we rarely had cookies, cupcakes and brownies. My only memory of brownies when I was younger was when…