Salsa With Me! : Daily Art Practice
It’s hard to believe that we are already a month into school. I thought I would have more down time, but my schedule has been jammed full of errands, work, football games and salsa making. We weren’t able to make salsa last year on account that canning lids were completely sold out. I remember checking Amazon and the price of lids were at $30 for a 12 pack. Crazy!! Since then, I have found lids at the Mennonite grocer and have been picking up a bag here and there when we go. I have enough for several years of salsa now.
My MIL started making salsa in her 30’s with her mother and sister. Every year since, with the exception of last year, we have carried on. Her mother is unable to participate due to her health and her sister lives elsewhere but the two of us continue the tradition, using the same recipe. Instead of doing it all in one day, we split it into two days this year and it was less stressful. We are still learning how to tweak things to get them just right. By the time my daughter is ready to take over, we will have the system down perfectly.
Daily Art Practice
I am still picking Zinnia’s from my garden, but I am guessing that will not be much longer with the chill in the air. One day, back in August, I picked a large bouquet of zinnias and sat for 15 minutes to practice sketching with brush pens. I have never been very good at flowers and seeing this, makes me cringe and chastise myself for not practicing more. But then, I am comparing myself to others that are great at flowers because they have practiced a lot, so I guess if I want to get better, I need to practice more. I am learning that art is NOT about talent but like anything else, what you put into it. If you want to get better… Practice, Practice, Practice.
Last sketch for today, Peaches! I could eat them at every meal. One afternoon, while snacking, I made myself sit and sketch when I would much rather be eating. I love the colors and the way they blend and bloom with the wet on wet technique.
I am a little late to the party but better late than never. I am joining the Tea Day ladies, hosted but Elizabeth and Bleubeard. My tea today is one that I have been drinking a box a week, Tension Tamer Tea. It is relaxing and perfect for early mornings.
Happy Tea Day,