It’s All In A Cobb Salad: Daily Art Practice



Couch Talk


I didn’t realize how sporadic my postings have been until I looked back and saw that I have only posted twice this month. Time has picked up and so has our schedule. Two weeks ago, I had a birthday but my daughter and I were suffering through the stomach flu, so we didn’t celebrate. Last week, hubby and I spent a wonderful day at the greenhouse and eating at our favorite coffee shop. That evening, he made this delicious Cobb salad to celebrate my birthday. It has BBQ chicken, caramelized onions, eggs, avocado, tomatoes and a honey mustard dressing. All the things that I love! He is a keeper!


StencilGirl Column


My column is up at StencilGirl. Hop over and have a look HERE. I am trying out a new-to-me medium and I am working in my sketchbook.


Daily Art Practice


I recently painted these French Macarons for my friend’s birthday. It was a very challenging subject as I haven’t painted many macarons. I painted this picture 3 times before I got one that I was satisfied with.  My reference photo is from Pinterest and I used watercolor on Arches paper.





Tea Day



I am joining the Tea Day ladies, hosted by Elizabeth and Bleubeard. My tea today is Mount Olympus Flowers from Passenger . This past weekend, we spent a few days in Lancaster, Pennsylvania with friends. We visited this tea and coffee shop and I had this tea, which has white pepper, thyme and spearmint. It was very different than the usual fruity flavors that I gravitate towards. The white pepper added a bit of spice and there was a strong undertone of thyme. I don’t recall tasting the spearmint.

Happy Tea Day,


21 thoughts on “It’s All In A Cobb Salad: Daily Art Practice”

  • Hi Kate, so sorry you and your daughter were sick on your birthday-no fun at all.
    The salad your husband looks loo delicious, and love your macaroon painting
    Happy T hugs Kathy

  • That’s a really interesting tea.. I like the idea of the white pepper to give a spicy taste, but maybe not too much pepper. And I think your macarons look good enough to eat. Sorry to hear you were sick for your birthday, but that salad looks like something I’d enjoy. And I can’t get my hubby to make a salad like that, so yours is definitely a keeper. Have a super T day and week ahead Kate. hugs-Erika

  • Cobb salad made with bbq chicken sounds brilliant. And the macarons also look delicious.
    best, mae at

  • Your salad looks amazing. You have made me hungry.

    Your flowers turned out great. I have some white gouache, but that is it.. Your use of it turned out great.

    How nice you got to shop for tea while on vacation.. Your Mount Olympus Flower sounds spicy and interesting. Thanks for sharing your salad, your amazing art and your tea with us for T this Tuesday, dear Kate.

  • Hi Kate, love those macarons, they are fabulous. And your salad looks sooooo good, I am quite envious that it isn’t on my table just now! Lucky you with such a good husband! Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

  • Dear Kate,
    it’s a pity that you were ill for your birthday, but I think you made it up well! Belated congratulations! Your food photo looks very tempting. Oh, and your macarons, wonderful!
    All the best 🌱🌿🌱 and happy T-Day, Traude

  • Love a good Cobb salad. Sorry you were sick on your birthday and Happy Birthday a bit late, Kate. Love your macaroon painting. How lovely to do it for a friend. Glad you are feeling better!! Happy T-day and hugz

  • Kate your salad looks delicious and so do your macaroons! Sorry you’ve not been well, hope you are fully recovered

  • This cobb salad looks delicious. Happy to hear that you had a great time at the greenhouse. Macarons painting is lovely. Although it was challenging,you’ve done a great job!
    Happy T-day!

  • Fun to try new things like that Tea… not sure i would have card for it though… Your sketches as always are wonderful as is the painting you made your friend… painting it 3 times is dedication!! lol Not sure i could do that as i hate to repeat myself.. Happy T day Kate! Hugs! deb

  • AND … oMGoodness how could i forget.. Happy Belated Birthday my T friend and yes with that Cobb salad your hubby would definitely be a keeper!! 🙂

  • Happy belated birthday, Kate. I’m sorry that both you and your daughter were sick that day, but how lovely that your husband made that beautiful salad for you. Sometimes we just don’t have time for blogging since there are so many other things going on in our lives. May has always been a very busy month for me.

  • What a delicious salad. Yes, he is a keeper! (your hubby I mean).
    Your macarons are beautiful. Well done. I’m sure your friend was delighted.
    Happy T-Day,

  • Oh my! That salad looks delicious! The stencilling looks interesting- I’ll take a look. Your macaron painting is wonderful- I imagine your friend was pleased with it. Happy T Day, hugs, Chrisx

  • Wow, your salad looks good! Happy belated Birthday Kate ! I hope you had a lovely T-day too.
    You have painted wonderful macarons! I like very much the colous you have chosen.
    Wish you a lovely Friday and weekend
    Big hugs, Caty

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