A Few Shopfront Favorites: Daily Art Practice
I completed my daughter’s ‘London Bobby’ dress after several months of it sitting on the dress form. I had to add width to the back of the bodice and the thought of picking out all those stitches had me procrastinating. It went quickly once I started and I was able to finish the dress just in time for Thanksgiving. Now I need to brainstorm the next dress in the hope that it will be done before Christmas.
We celebrated Thanksgiving this past week and it was a relaxing time with family, lots of food and many reminders of all the things I have for which I am thankful to God. Somehow, I forgot to take any pictures. Thankfully, this year we are all healthy despite the sniffles that the cold weather brings. My dry socket is finally feeling better event though it still leaves a hole in my mouth. My oral surgeon gave me some gel to use so the bone and nerves in the socket are no longer exposed to air, which was causing my headaches and jaw pain. I still have to eat soft foods but I will take dietary changes over the pain.
This barbershop is in Japan. I completed this after watching, Adding Depth and Contrast to Urban Sketches. It was a great class on Youtube. I just love the turquoise on the outside of this building along with the plants. Here is the reference photo.
This one is my favorite of all the shopfronts I have painted so far. Hachiko is a restaurant in Moscow, Russia that is known for its Japanese cuisine. I just love the pink around the doorway, the greenery, and the dog statue in the front. Such a cute little restaurant that I would love to eat at as sushi is my favorite! So sad it is a ways across the globe from me. Reference Photo
I am joining the tea day ladies, hosted by Elizabeth and Bleubeard. My wish list tea today The Republic of Tea Orange Blossom White Tea. This sounds yummy with the orange and mild flavors of the white tea. I haven’t tried any new teas as of late but with Christmas around the corner, I am hoping I will have some new flavors to blog about.
Happy Tea Day,