Sugar and Snow Is For The Birds: Daily Art Practice
We are still having un-predictable weather with days of snow flurries scattered here and there. I love hearing the birds chirp in the morning and it makes Spring’s appearance imminent. I even have the bug to “Spring Clean.” I have been busy purging the house of all the things that I have held on to since we were married due to sentimental attachment. It is such a great feeling to have less “stuff” in our life.
I started a new job last week that allows me to be available for my children during the school year as well as the summer. It is a lot less stressful than being a nurse in the hospital, especially during this post-covid environment. Aside from working and household activities, I haven’t had a lot of time to paint. Hopefully soon I will get the inspiration and energy back to paint again.
A lot of times I feel pressure to make sure all of my paintings are “blog worthy.” I don’t consider my paintings professional quality by any means but I do have personal expectations which can be stressful at times, especially when the finished product doesn’t turn out as envisioned. As a result, I need to paint something easy and relaxing. The book, Watercolor With Me In The Forest , is one of my favorite tutorials when I need to have fun. Here are a few of the pages I painted recently.
I am joining the Tea Day ladies, hosted by Elizabeth and Bleubeard. My drink today is the Zevia Variety Pack. I have a major sweet tooth and it is a constant struggle to stay away from sugar. I can’t have large quantities of white sugar or sugar alcohols as they do horrible things to my digestive system. This is the first soda that I have ever had that doesn’t bother me and curbs my sugar cravings. I would highly suggest it.
Happy Tea Day,