A Date With Crazy Cats: Daily Art Practice
Over the weekend, my husband and I went on a date! It has been a while and I was dying to show him the newest coffee/tea shop in our area. They have a limited but delicious menu with a Gluten-free option. After lunch, we drove to the local greenhouse /nursery and looked at all the beautiful flowers and fruit trees. Whenever I visit, I get the urge to go outside and pull weeds. Maybe I need to visit more often because pulling weeds is my least favorite part of gardening. It was always a task that I disliked growing up and having my own yard hasn’t changed my mind. It is one of my top chores to delegate to the children when they need something to do. After lunch, we took the long way home, past farms, open fields, and stopped at a park to walk along the river. It ended up being a beautiful day, temperature wise. And then of course Sunday we were all wearing winter coats to church due to the chilling rain. On the bright side, winter has never lasted the entire year so that is encouraging.
I found some time to cram in some more Sketchbook sessions this week during my exercise time. Bouncing on an exercise ball is my exercise of choice and I love that I can do it while watching TV, talking on the phone or listening to a book. I was able to watch several sessions and then go back later to sketch.
Hera are a few more pages from my sketchbook that I made while playing along with Sketchbook Revival 2022. One of the most interesting classes was making cats out of numbers. I enjoyed this exercise immensely as it really stretched my brain.
My daughter watched part of the video with me and played along on her own. She is eager to share this technique with her teacher at school today. Here is what she made. As you can see, she gave each cat a name.
Lastly, I am sharing the Blobs to Birds. It was a fun idea and one I need to practice more. Mine is definitely a bit wonky but a great exercise for more practice.
I am joining the Tea Day ladies, hosted by Elizabeth and Bleubeard. My tea today is Kombucha. I took a break from making it for a while but I am getting back into it again as I am trying to work on my gut health after antibiotics. Strawberry is my go-to flavor but I used apple juice instead this week and it was surprisingly tasty. I may have to experiment some more this summer.
Happy Tea Day,