|birdie rest stop|
Let's get this party started...first off, what a sigh of relief to have the new computer (Lenova)
I am watching at least one video a day from Sketchbook Revival and loved the lesson from Helen Hallows.... bold paper work with touches of ink, that looked very quilt like to me. I can cross the lesson over from paper to fabric easily. I am woefully behind on videos but am also sewing
I am enjoying my desk calendar by Joanna Basford, my favorite drawing instructor. She drew wonderful weekly designs that I can color. I love how the mix of 4 markers (Tombow + Staedtler fineliners) created depth in the lobster.
|week at a glance desk calendar|
Blue, aqua, lime, and avocado in the lobster. I mixed yellow, orange, pink and ochre in the seashells.
I will try my watercolor pencils soon, and my colored pencils as well. The calendar page stood up to a quick blending with watercolor pen too. Whee! I ordered the calendar only a couple weeks ago, so I have Jan. and Feb and parts of March to color at leisure.
what I'm reading, or listening to someone reading
listening, and it's getting tedious...
just started but it seems good.... free from Amazon Prime and miracle! the book I was almost finished with that had two holds, released back to me yesterday! Yea! I have some new ones queued up for audio books soon.
I loved zooming with Joy again, we meet weekly. How wonderful to have a friend ! I hand sewed some tumbling blocks while we talked, she finished two projects.
for someone who likes archeology and odd trinkets from the past, I enjoyed this woman's finds mudlarking in the Thames
I made hot cross buns this weekend for Easter, for the first time and although I made a few changes to the recipe (https://www.recipetineats.com/hot-cross-buns-recipe/) like soaking the cranberries in OJ , glazing with peach jam, , as well as making icing to do the crosses ( 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar, 2 TBSP OJ, and dash of almond extract) they came out beautifully.
(because you are my friends, I will admit as much as I don't want to cook, our food tastes much better now that we make it all at home. I am finding some fine recipes online to try, that are now go-to.
|keeping Daddy entertained|
Hi Y'all.... first let me start by saying I didn't have to go to the vet... yea! He talked to my peeps on the small talky talk and he agreed to order more allergy pills.
I also scored sweet potatoes and some sweet buns this week, it pays to stand right next to Mama while she cooks! She can't forget me then.
Linking with these parties!