School Shopping In My Dreams: Daily Art Practice
Only a few weeks left until school starts and we are enjoying what remains of summer. This week, we went shopping for groceries and for school clothing. There were a lot of grumbles towards the end of our 3 hour shopping trip but we had fun just being together. We also had a movie day (instead of night), that was provided by our local library, a kit that includes a movie, educational books related to the movie, activity sheets and a bag of popcorn. We had a lot of fun activities provided by the library this summer but I will happy when they go back to in person activities as it is always more fun.
I did a lot of baking this week and stocked up our freezer. Again. Yes, my son eats a lot of cookies. He is a growing teenager!
From the Duff Bakes: Think and Bake Like a Pro at Home cookbook, I made Duff’s Chocolate Chip cookies which my son loves. I have tried SO MANY different recipes and he claims this one is the best.
And Atha’s Peanut Butter cookies also from Duff Bakes.
I made my favorite Blueberry Coffee Cake by Williams Sonoma.
I also made 3 more baked good items of which I forgot to take pictures. Maybe I will remember next time.
Shop Front Watercolor Challenge
For this weeks shop front I painted two buildings which happened to be pink. The first one is Bee Chang Hiang, which is a bakery. You can see the reference photo HERE. I loved the red lanterns in this photo and I couldn’t wait to paint this but it was my first time using gouache and I struggled with getting the consistency right, which made the paint difficult to control. I would love to try this one again some time in the hopes that I can make the lanterns prettier and less messy.
I am over at the StencilGirl blog today with my Column, sharing a garden journal I made to record this year’s findings/harvest. I had a lot of fun using my stencils and paints to make this project. You can check it out HERE.
I am joining the Tea Day ladies hosted by Elizabeth and Bleubeard. My tea today is Pukka Herbs Elderberry & Echinacea with Elderflower. Here is another clearance tea from Walmart that I recently purchased. As this is an immune boosting tea it is perfect for virus prevention. I don’t usually add sweetener to my tea but I am thinking this will be perfect with a teaspoon or two of honey.
Happy Tea Day,