Some Fools Buy, Some Fools Sell: Daily Art Practice
I planned on sharing our anniversary trip today but to be honest, I didn’t feel like doing a lot this weekend. Instead of painting or being crafty, I did something I hadn’t done in a while. I read a book! Actually, two books. It was relaxing and the perfect way to “watch” the football game while being with family.
Above is a picture of some of my new art supplies that I purchased during our trip. These are my first two tubes of Daniel Smith watercolor and they are every bit as wonderful as I have heard. The colors are beautiful and they apply nicely on paper.
I also purchased two pads of watercolor paper. I decided it was time to try other brands of paper to see if it makes a difference so I came home with Arches and a pad of Strathmore. We went into a little shop that catered to “Men Only” on our trip and they had an interesting assortment of items. To my surprise, I found this little watercolor field journal. I have never painted landscapes but seeing as this book is the perfect size, I think I may need to give it a try.
Watercolor Shop Fronts
The Tong Mern Sern Antique shop in Singapore is famous for its big yellow sign hanging out front, which one are you? I love the distressed and worn exterior which I imagine is much like many of the items found inside. After browsing to find more of a back story, I found this interesting article about the owner and the shop’s history. If you have time, give it a read. Shopfronts are always more interesting when you can feel a connection to them. Reference photo HERE.
Burger Frites is another shop in Singapore that specializes in gourmet burgers and homemade fries. Just browsing their web page makes my mouth water! I think I really like this color combination on the building. Reference photo HERE.
I am joining the T day ladies, hosted by Elizabeth and Bleubeard. My drink today is Mahamosa Strawberry Lychee Sencha Tea 8 oz – Loose Leaf Flavored Green Tea Blend. This is such a yummy tea and a bit on the sweet side due to the Lychee fruit, perfect as a dessert tea. I would highly recommend this tea.
Happy Tea Day,