Gardening On The Lake: Daily Art Practice
We have had a lot of signs of spring, birds chirping, buds forming and sunshine! I guess that means I need to start planning my garden. I don’t start seeds as it is a lot of extra work and I don’t have a place to put them. I usually go to the greenhouse and purchase my plants because they have a good variety and are not that expensive. With food prices on the rise, I would love to plant enough to can. This year we would also like to add some fruit trees.
Most of my painting is for fun as well as to improve my skills. Occasionally, I will make something as a gift. Here are two that I gifted this year.
While I was in Florida, visiting my Grandmother and Aunt, I painted their home. My Grandfather and Grandmother moved from New Jersey to Florida, to retire in 1988 where they bought their home around a lake in Sun City Center, Florida. I remember visiting when I was 4 years old and being mesmerized by the palm trees, Disney World and being able to walk right out the back door to the lake. It had been 15 years since I visited and it was still just as beautiful, although this time I didn’t visit Disney.
Recently, a sweet baby boy was born to my cousin and I made this for the nursery wall. I used a reference photo that I found online. It was my first time painting fur and I learned quite a bit. After taking this photo, I made a few changes with the font and gave the fox a bushier tail but I forgot to take a new photo. The border was made by doodling.
I am joining the Tea Day ladies, hosted by Elizabeth and Bleubeard. My tea is Bengal Spice by Celestial Seasonings. I referred to this tea in my previous post and how I got this at a great discount. If you like cinnamon tea, you might want to give this one a try.
Happy Tea Day,