A Passion for Store Fronts: Daily Art Practice
Another busy week but I did manage to spend a bit of time cleaning up my garden. My zinnias are looking lovely and my romaine finally started to grow, It grew up instead of out, very weird, as I am used to seeing it full in the stores. Any ideas why it might do this?
I also harvested my broccoli. It grew despite the loopers eating all the leaves but I left it too long and the blooms started getting yellow. Not only that but have had SO much rain the past few weeks that the inner stalks of the broccoli started rotting. Overall, I wasn’t able to save a whole lot and even that I am not sure will taste good. I froze it so it will be a surprise when we get around to eating it.
I made Sourdough Blueberry Muffins for breakfast one day this week and boy were they big!
Daily Art Practice
I thought I was done sharing my urban sketches from Gettysburg but I decided to make one final piece to be my title page, the Pennsylvania Monument, dedicated to the soldiers that served in the Civil War from the state of Pennsylvania. I used Prima Marketing Pans Tropicals watercolor, Sakura Pigma 30062 Micron Ink Pen Set and Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Pens (Soft Brush) Shades of Grey.
I followed along with an online tutorial for making this cherry tart. As you know, I love food in general so this is a great way to experience the food without the calories.
Recently I started participating in a Instagram challenge of painting shopfronts of Singapore. I love pretty buildings and this is the perfect challenge to keep me focused and give me a lot of practice. Here are my first few buildings done in ink, watercolor and gouache. If you follow me on Instagram you have probably already seen these.
I am joining the Tea Day ladies, hosted by Elizabeth and Bleubeard. Today, my tea is Tazo Herbal Tea Tea Bags Passion Caffeine-Free . I was so disappointed when I got home to discover this has cinnamon in it. I am currently not allowed to eat it as I am highly sensitive so instead of drinking the whole box over the coarse of a week. I had one cuppa tea to give it a taste and it was yummy! The only thing think that would make it better would be a touch of honey.
Happy Tea Day,
Happy Tea Day,