Faces and White Bread: A Couch Adventure
I got another batch of Dalia’s from my garden this weekend! My favorite are the red ones in the middle and I used basil as a filler. I never thought to use basil before but It was the only thing green still alive in my yard. Last week when I used it, I was surprised to find that it flowered while in the vase. I think I will be planting several varieties next year to use for this purpose as well as for cooking/drying. There is something very satisfying about going outside and cutting a bouquet for my kitchen counter.
Not only was I surprised with more flowers but I more strawberries! That is unusual for this time of year.
Master Bathroom Update
Sadly, I don’t have many updates in this department. We finished painting the ceiling this weekend but we still have no further progress due to more blades biting the dust while cutting the shower tile. According to the contractor, we should have more people invading my house on Wednesday this week. That gives me hope that I will have something to share next week.
Just one wall left in the shower, but it is taking forever to complete.
Today, I made a few loaves of Amish white sandwich bread. Delicious!
I still haven’t had any time to make mixed media art so I spent an evening working on another few minutes of my basic facial features class. These are FAR from perfect or even correct proportionally. One face is too long and his mouth is at the wrong angle. I am working on a chair while holding a laptop and sketching at the same time so I can’t always keep the sketchbook straight. I am going to have to be more aware of that as it is affecting my feature placement.
I mentioned before that the online class that I am taking is instructed by Gary Faigin. I have enjoyed his teaching SO much that I purchased one of his books, The Artist’s Complete Guide to Facial Expression. It just came in the mail today and I am dying to dig into it. But I am writing this post instead. If you are interested in beefing up your sketching skills when it comes to faces, this book is such a great resource.
I am joining the T day ladies, hosted by Elizabeth and Bleubeard. I have found myself drinking a lot of this Rishi Tea Peach Blossom Loose Leaf lately. I bought it on a whim last month to give it a try and I absolutely LOVE it. It doesn’t taste like peach as much as I would have thought based on the description but I still enjoy it. If you happen to be looking for a new tea to try, this one is great! Since it is a white tea, the flavor is mild with hints of peach.
Happy Tea Day,