Square Foot Cookies: Daily Watercolor Practice
What a crazy few weeks it has been! This morning they started re-plumbing our entire house and it was not at all what I expected. We had to move most of our children’s bedrooms around so they could cut holes in all the ceilings. They were supposed to clean their rooms over the weekend, knowing that this would happen, but of course their “cleaning” has a different definition than my “cleaning.” They tend to think more surface level and I am all about, well, actual cleaning. So this week should be interesting. Besides schooling, Dr. Appointments, standard testing and construction noises, we will see how sane I am at the end of it all.
Before I forget, I wanted to share my garden. Planting was this weekend and my hubby finished up the fence. Isn’t he amazing? He completed all of this in just 4 Saturday’s. All we have left is weed cloth and mulch in the walkways. I mentioned before that I am using the Square Foot method of gardening this year. It took me a while to hammer nails and to string off square foot sections before planting but it certainly made it easier to know where everything went. If you recall, I didn’t plant a lot of vegetables in the previous years due to pests but I am hoping the chicken wire beneath the dirt takes care of it.
Here is a list of plantings:
Some of plants you don’t see because they ended up in pots on my deck. I will try to take a picture and post it next week.
I have never attempted seeds before but I really wanted green beans and the greenhouse only sold seeds. There are 5 spots in the far right bed where I planted the seeds. We will see if it is successful.
I didn’t get to do a lot of baking this past week so this morning I quickly whipped up a batch of cookies in between schooling, talking on the phone with a nurse recruiter and moving rooms around. (I may have burned a few batches) I figured I better get it in as it may be my only baking this week due to the water shut off’s.
PaperArtsy Guest Post
I was over at the PaperArtsy blog this weekend sharing an album that I made for the topic Find Your Vibe. Here is a sneak Peek of my project. To see it, click HERE. Be advised, there are a lot of pictures so bring a cuppa tea.
Daily Watercolor Practice
My daily watercolor practice for this week includes the following:
A photograph of a restaurant
The stork with flowers came about as I was watching the new “Wanda Vision” series on Disney Plus. I like to have background noise while I work. Anyway, there is an episode where Wanda has a stork in her house and she is trying to hide it from the neighbors. So, I decided to draw a stork (although my bill is a bit short) with flowers coming out of its head.
Just a few fish from my imagination
A photograph of a bookshop somewhere in New York. I loved how it was tucked into a corner and the brick exterior. The angles were tricky and I didn’t get them correct but hey, it’s just practice.
The Joy of Watercolor Lessons
I am going through these lessons at a snails pace but her are a few that I recently completed from The Joy of Watercolor: 40 Happy Lessons for Painting the World Around You.
I am joining the Tea Day ladies over at Elizabeth and Bleubeard‘s. My tea today is brought to you by my hubby. He purchased this Teapigs Liquorice & Peppermint for my birthday. I love that this tea has a strong licorice taste. It is quite delicious and soothing for any upset stomach. I learned about this tea brand while reading The Tea Book: All Things Tea. The author created the Tea Pigs brand and talks about how her business came about as well as tea types and etiquette in her book. It is a very informative read if you ever need a book about Tea.
What inspires your art?
Happy Tea Day,