Snow Is For The Birds : Daily Art Practice
I missed posting last week due to being away in Florida. The day I left, it was 20 degrees at the bus stop… BRRR. When I got to Florida, everyone was exclaiming how cold it was at 67 degrees. I’ll take it! The sun was bright and the palm trees were nice and green. Unfortunately, it was a bit chilly for the pool but we were able to take walks around the lake and enjoy the sunshine from the Lanai. I can see how people want to retire in Florida. Winter in Florida is great but not so much in the summer when the temperatures and humidity are high. Being a snow bird (someone who goes to warmer weather for the winter) sounds more to my liking.
Above is a picture of the view from the plane window as we were flying over D.C. We were able to see the beautiful sunrise. Look at that sky! What a beautiful planet God has made. Views like this make me in awe of his handiwork.
Daily Watercolor Practice
In January, I shared a picture of my New Year’s charcuterie board. I took a picture with the intent to paint the board but it took a little while before I got the chance. This is a full layout in my 8 x 12 journal.
The next page was done entirely in ball point pen. I wanted to learn how to use ball point pens for sketching so I watched several YouTube tutorials. The pens I used are PaperMate. I bought a variety pack with many different colors. For the eyes, I like using a light color to start sketching and then a darker color to add depth. I want to explore sketching with a pen more in the future. It is really easy to make it look like a mess so I will need to give it a lot of practice.
I am joining the Tea Day ladies, hosted by Elizabeth and Bleubeard. My tea today is Twinings of London Lemon & Ginger Herbal Tea . I bought this tea because I had a coupon from Ibotta and lemon and ginger are a delicious combination. This is a great digestive tea and soothing for an upset stomach.
Happy Tea Day,