Weather in Aurora CO this week
It rained and hailed Saturday, which brought it cooler weather (70s during the days, 40's at night)
We've noticed it rains daily here.
|beans and eggplant, holding on for life|
always mopping and dishes and straightening up
I really must put down the paints and go back to sewing this week.
Cake on a hot tin roof which I want to like but is slightly slow and tedious to actually read although reading it a night puts me to sleep. score!
God and the afterlife reading on the back porch. A doctor writes from his experienced research
Forgotten Garden reading together aloud in the evenings on the porch, when there's time
pile of magazines, which I enjoy but don't like to recycle so they pile up
the sunday story this time came out well I think. It's really short but used 11/12 prompt words
we found out about Agatha Raisin from an I Like Thursday (here on Thursdays) poster, a fun romp of a show, mysteries and quirky characters.
project runway ends this week, what a fun ride full of creativity this has been. I actually agree with the judges so far, but we'll see how the finale goes.
Amazing Race is awesome this time, I missed it on haitus!
Youtube tutorials on painting which leads to midieval and vintage clothing videos lol
I laughed at this woman's show on dressing in 1920
I painted her face because the woman in this entertaining video (how to dress like it's 1920) was so interesting to look at...
what I learned doing that: the woman is much prettier. I see now, from this still shot, that her eyebrows are longer, and more hair shows, but when I painted her it was while watching the video. Movement, the way a person handles themselves, the smiles and tilts of the head, all contribute to how they look in life. When taking a photo, or painting a portrait you get one shot at it. It's hard to capture the essence of a personality in a picture.
When I see a publicity photo of a movie star, then see them moving and talking in a movie, I often think they are much prettier/handsome in the movie.
way, way too much sugar. We got some sour cream cake donuts from the grocery, because I was there. DH shops from a list and will not veer from it. He loves a list, loves to check things off. Unfortunately I see grocery shopping like another creative exercise... what can I combine to make something fun to eat? Then money flows from our account like water.
pj's! hopefully that will change soon, although I never quite know how to dress here. The temps today are in the 70's but multiplied by the sun factor may feel like 90, then walking into the shade like 60, and when the wind picks up like 50. It's a constant putting on, peeling off sort of dressing here.
Do not ever, EVER, have a yard sale. I am not a good yard sale doer. Nope. I saved stuff from the move (where we purged half or more of our belongings before leaving Maryland) that I decided should not have been moved, and put it out, and people were not feeling it. I made $5. Total.
My neighbors put out sofas, freezers, dive suits, even a standing scale (yikes!) and made moola from it.
Now I must pack it to give away, hoping someone will want the dresses with tags that look awful stretched across my lumpy frame. One woman picked up some nearly new hiking boots, asked about the price, I said $2. She threw (!) them down and turned away in disgust!
What did she want?
|my watercolor version of iris|
I sure appreciate my friend's putting great photos on their blogs! And the friend's too!