Did Pirates Eat Coconuts?: Daily Art Practice
It’s amazing that our summer is at its end, and I am soaking in the last few days with my littles. We read a lot of books, tried many new foods and spent a lot of time together. It was one of our best summers yet.
My garden was put in late this summer so I am just starting to get produce. Above is a bouquet of zinnias that I picked this week. I am getting a lovely variety of colors.
I have spent a lot of time in mt sketchbook this week so I thought I would share a few pages.
In this POST, I shared a recent date with my husband and our new experience with Venezuelan food. I made this journal layout from our photos in an effort to practice composition, lettering and food illustration.
I have watched a few Etchr Studio classes/demos this week. Here is what I created in one of the 90 minute classes. I am eager to learn more about composition and applying it to journaling so I found this class (Making It Work- Urban Sketching World Tour with Pedro Loureiro ) very helpful.
Lastly, I watched a Etchr Studio Demo (chef and restaurant scene on the right). The left is a painting that I found in a book and I copied it for reference. I really liked the simple color palette along with the inking.
Tea & Poetry
Our last Tea and Poetry is here. It is hard to believe that my children return to school in a week. We saved the best theme for last, Pirates. My children watched several videos about pirate ships, battle techniques, hygiene (or lack of it), and food. Here are a few of our favorite books.
We weren’t that excited about eating foods that the Pirates actually ate, so we tried Caribbean food. This is a Loaded Caribbean Corned Beef with a side of rice. My littlest is a picky eater, and I was very surprised that she had several helpings of this dish. I guess that means it is really good. And look at all those pretty colors!
Caribbeam Chips with Apricot salsa was a tasty and easy side with a little bit of spice. My children ate it all, despite the spice and requested I make it again.
Our dessert was Pina Colada Tarts. We really enjoyed the coconut milk pudding that went on the inside of these tarts. I used a regular pie crust recipe instead of the short crust that it called for and molded these on the back of a muffin tin. If I ever make them again, I think I would invest in tart molds. Overall, we enjoyed the various flavors combined in this tart.
I am joining the tea day ladies, hosted by Elizabeth and Bleubeard. Our tea this week was a mixture of fresh pineapple mint (from the garden) and slices of fresh ginger. It was refreshing and tasty with a bit of sweetener.
Happy Tea Day,