Do You Grow Your Own Food? : Watercolor Food Illustration
This is the time of year that it’s nice outside and there are few social obligations. Most Saturdays have been spent in the garden since the beginning of April. Actually, hubby and the boys are working on the garden remodel while I spend my Saturdays in the kitchen. I usually plan on baking a few items before painting but for some reason I never make it to the painting/crafting. I find a few more things to bake and before I know it, it is time to make dinner and my feet are tired. After that there is no crafting time so the rest of the evening is spent in my chair with my feet up. Classic sign of an old lady, I am thinking.
The garden is coming along and as you can see Hubby built 6 raised beds. We planned on 8 but it has taken so much work to clear the land and get this far that we decided to stop with what we have. We may add a few more beds next year. All that is left now is to add more compost to the beds, complete the fence and the walkways. Hubby is digging down and burying chicken wire below the fence to deter pests. All those pots are full of plants that I saved from the old beds that I will be transplanting. Thankfully, the snow we had last week didn’t seem to effect them and they are still budding. I am excited that we are on schedule and planting should occur the 2nd week of May.
Watercolor Food Illustration
Cup of Matcha was a video on Youtube by Nianiani. I have really enjoyed a lot of her videos. Most of her watercolor videos are step by step and easy to follow.
I haven’t ever had a cup of matcha that I enjoyed as it is quite bitter in taste. Or maybe I have never had it prepared properly. Anyone have a good recipe or mix that they would recommend. I really want to like it but I am struggling.
Here are a few “Fruit” lessons that I completed from The Joy of Watercolor: 40 Happy Lessons for Painting the World Around You .
Step-by-Step watercolor book. I highly recommend.
The supplies I used for these paintings:
This week I made a few loaves of cinnamon sourdough raisin bread.
Something new this week, I tried chocolate chip sourdough cookies. These were very soft and melty. My family loved them but then again they love almost everything I make. They are an easy crowd to please.
I am joining the Tea Ladies, hosted by Elizabeth and Bleubeard. My tea today is Tea Forté Organic White Tea WHITE GINGER PEAR. I don’t have any new teas that I am drinking so I thought I would share this tea that is on my list. It sounds delicious with ingredients of white tea, pear, ginger, lemon balm, and licorice root.
Happy tea Day,