Eye Love Jars: Daily Art Practice
Somedays I wonder what I did all day. I can’t believe that it is already February, and we have a full schedule. Last week, we had a flexible learning day. It is a new thing that the schools are doing instead of calling a school cancelation, usually for weather. The children stay home, check in with their teachers in the morning and complete work online, but without instruction. My youngest is in kindergarten and it was a challenge for her to complete an 8-hour day of work without the usual breaks. But thankfully it took 2 hours with me guiding her instead of 8 and we were able to enjoy the rest of the day. She requested that we bake together so we made some yummy Banana Chocolate Chip Sourdough Bread before lunch and still had time for a nap!
Watercolor Daily Journal
I’ll take a break from sharing shopfronts this week and show you a few pages from my daily sketchbook. In the beginning of January, I joined in with a challenge on Instagram called Extraordinary in the Ordinary. A prompt was given for 7 days to draw things in your house. The first day’s prompt was bottles and jars. I found a bunch of jars in my cabinet, snapped pictures and sat down to paint. The olives are my favorite. I found jars with visible items inside to be interesting. Now, I want to paint more jars.
One of my goals for this year is to learn watercolor portraits. I have decided to take each facial feature and study it individually instead of going big right away. I got this StencilGirl stencil and it has been the perfect tool to help me practice. Eyes are so interesting. I took a picture of every one’s eye in our house so I would have plenty of pictures to practice from. The second eye (hazel) is my daughters and the third one (brown) is mine. I am working on a whole page of these so more eyes to come.
I am joining the tea day ladies, hosted by Elizabeth. My drink today is Signature Tea Tin – Young Hyson 3.5oz Loose Tea. I have a citrus flavored tea from this brand, and I am wanting to try other flavors. This green tea sounds like something I would enjoy, not to mention that the tin is pretty. If you have tried this tea, I would love to hear what you think.
Happy Tea Day,