Hobbits Like to Feast: Daily Art Practice
I have been a little sparce lately because I have been party planning and baking. My husband turns 40 today and we had a Lord of the Rings themed party for him over the weekend. We had SO much fun planning our outfits. My children went as Hobbits (Frodo & Samwise) and my daughter was a little hobbit girl. They all looked adorable! My husband went as a Soldier of Gondor, and I was an Elf.
My husband and sons all made their own swords out of wood. Guys love their weapons! My 13-year-old son was the first one to make his own sword, all out of hand tools. It was a lot of work and a lot of hours! And then my husband and other son decided to join in and make their own. They spent time together throughout the process and it was a great bonding experience for the three of them.
And here is one side of the island full of food. It was a Hobbit feast, including all 9 courses. If you have never read the books or seen the movies (we watch them every year), Hobbits eat Breakfast, Second Breakfast, Elevenses, Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Dinner, Supper and Midnight Snack. So naturally, I had a dish for each. I don’t think anyone went away hungry.
Daily Art Practice
My building today is the William Pitt Store, in Williamsburg VA. I loved the various merchandise displayed in the windows, especially all the hats. I used ink and watercolor.
There were so many little merchant stores in Colonial Williamsburg, and I enjoyed going into all of them. It is a lot of fun to see the different items that you can only find there. It was quite a hot day so it was also nice to go inside and get out of the heat.
I am joining the Tea Day ladies, hosted by Elizabeth and Bleubeard. My drink today is Dragon Fire Juice. This is a delicious drink that my MIL made up for the party. It’s a mix of a berry drink mix and sparkling water. My children love this.
Happy Tea Day,