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Who Want’s Tea?: Daily Art Practice

Who Want’s Tea?: Daily Art Practice

  Couch Talk   Tea has always been an important part of my day but more so in the past 10 years as it is the only thing I drink. I have enjoyed finding different flavors and varieties that I didn’t know existed. I have…

Why Are Cherries So Expensive? : Daily Art Practice

Why Are Cherries So Expensive? : Daily Art Practice

    Couch Talk   I didn’t post last week because we were on vacation in Virginia. Once I complete my travel journal, I will share a few pages. One of the shops we visited in Williamsburg had a selection of Tea and Tea inspired…

Are Those Mummies In A Jar?: Daily Art Practice

Are Those Mummies In A Jar?: Daily Art Practice

    Couch Talk   Ever since I was a little girl, I loved the art of Ancient Egypt. The Egyptians use of color and pictures is fascinating to me, especially papyrus art. In 2007, my husband and I went to see the exhibit, Tutankhamun: Golden…

The Shopfront That Has No Name: Daily Art Practice

The Shopfront That Has No Name: Daily Art Practice

  Couch Talk   I am amazed that we are already into June and school has been out for a full week. During the last week of school, my son played hooky because they had no classes. We spent the day together watching a movie…

Faces In Gouache: Daily Art Practice

Faces In Gouache: Daily Art Practice

  Couch Talk   Today was the last day of school for our district and two out of my three children were sad to see it end. My daughter cried all the way home from the bus stop because she missed her friends and teacher.…

Remodeling With Noodles: Daily Art Practice

Remodeling With Noodles: Daily Art Practice

    Couch Talk   Along with a busy schedule, we have just started a very large remodel in our house. We are starting with the Master Bedroom and moving through the top floor of our house, painting and flooring. It will be a very…

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

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…

Chocolate Is the Bomb! : Daily Art Practice

Chocolate Is the Bomb! : Daily Art Practice

    Couch Talk   We had some beautiful weather this weekend following a week of rain and cold temperatures. Apparently, word is one has to wait until after Mother’s Day to put in plants to make sure the threat of frost is past.  …

Practicing Darker Skin Tones: Daily Art Practice

Practicing Darker Skin Tones: Daily Art Practice

    Couch Talk   I mentioned last week that I did some spring cleaning in my garden. I purchased my plants at the greenhouse, and I am now waiting until the temperatures allow me to plant. As you can see, I added 3 wire…

A Few Sketchbook Exercises: Daily Art Practice

A Few Sketchbook Exercises: Daily Art Practice

  Couch Talk   This week, I spent some time in my garden doing some spring cleaning. I cleaned up all 6 raised beds, weeded and added some trellises to support my berry bushes. I have red raspberries and blackberries and they tend to take…