Whoopie, We Made It Through :Daily Art Practice
My littles started school on Tuesday and I had a glorious 7-8 hours of un-interrupted time. I had only one day where I wasted an hour or so of time because I couldn’t decided what task to start. I have a HUGE list of tasks to accomplish and being a goal-oriented person, I feel guilty if I am not performing a task every second of my free hours. In order to fix that, I am now making a list the night before to give me some direction.
Overall, it was a great week! I got a lot accomplished and most importantly, my littles LOVED school. They were happy to be around people their age again and to be in a class room setting. My littlest had so much fun at Kindergarten that she goes to bed every night excited for the next day. What a great attitude towards school. If only I felt that way about adulting.
Watercolor Shop Front
Casa Manini is a Italian Restaurant in Singapore. The twinkle lights, front window and collection of plants really captivate my eye. And who doesn’t love an art studio to browse while you are waiting for your table? You can find my reference photo HERE.
Kim Choo Kueh Chang/ Kumah Kim Choo is a venue in Singapore that sells traditional rice dumplings. I looked up their website and enjoyed seeing their selection and pictures of dumplings. All of which had me wishing I lived closer so I could pop in and try a few. Reference photo HERE.
Watercolor Food Illustration
I played along with a challenge to use the zorn palette, which consists of only 3 colors (cadmium red, yellow ochre and black). The challenge also included painting a dessert so I used this photo of whoopie pies that I previously made for my son’s birthday.
This was a new challenge for me working with a very limited palette but I really enjoyed it. I also used higher quality paper which I think made a difference. I added lots of layers and the paper didn’t buckle.
The rest of my food art below, is done on a very low quality paper. I find it difficult to control the paint and the water on this paper. But I am not one to let things go to waste. If anything, it is good practice in the hopes that I can conquer the secret of this paper. Eventually.
The sweet and sour sauce that we use in our weekly stir fry meal.
Here is a Pizza Hut box that the personal pan pizzas comes in. My children receive one free pizza per child per month when they complete a certain amount of reading. It’s a great reward for doing something fun! I loved getting these when I participated in the BOOK IT program as a child. I am glad that they brought the program back so my littles can participate.
Kind Bars are one of my favorite snacks. I used to eat them everyday when I was eating sugar and I really miss them. This flavor, Dark Chocolate Cherry Cashew is favorite flavor of all the bars that I have tried.
I am joining the Tea Day ladies, hosted by Elizabeth and Bleubeard. My Tea today is one I have shared before, Numi Organic Tea Gunpowder Green. I drink 3 quarts of this tea daily and I love it! It doesn’t have a fruity flavor which is unusual for me. I assumed tea connoisseurs were the only ones that drank non-flavored teas and up to this point, I haven’t found any that I like. This is the first non-flavored green tea that my palette approved of. If you like green tea, you should give this one a try.
Happy Tea Day,