I liked coloring in this week's calendar with bright colors!
I used my faber castel markers that are VERY colorful and juicy. They are color limited however and don't blend as well as I am used to with water soluble pencil and markers like the Turbow on the bottom right. Still markers have their place.
I like color and lots of it! I loved drawing a line down the limb with avocado green, hitting it with a water brush and the shadow that happened. Plus I am enjoying adding a shadow with gray markers. Here are a couple of last week's coloring pages
|link to the calendar|
they are all from Joanna Basford's weekly calendar for 2021, sometimes I use marker and sometimes watercolor pencil. Speaking of which I ordered staedtler watercolor pencils to see how they compare to prismacolor, along with Joanna's new coloring book.
I got some pinch bowls this week so I can do Mise en place when I cook, all ready for mixing
|here on amazon|
aren't they pretty? with a cute package to use when wrapping a gift.
speaking of cooking, I sectioned citrus this week and thought about adding pineapple... so I looked for a cake recipe to use the left overs and found this...
recipe with only 5 ingredients! Done and iced with cream cheese icing in no time! Wonderful robust cake, which all of us love and we'll make again and again.k
it's my birthday week so we are eating cake... I hope to make a caramel cake recipe I found this week today!
I found a show on Prime that is equally wonderful, called "Patterson" a character driven movie with likeable realistic characters, a bus driver who writes poetry and his wife who longs to express her artistic side, with the cutest english bulldog pup.
This is Us was back this week, finally new. Only two episodes left in season. Still enjoying Schitts Creek, and Firefly Lane episodes.
Oh I'm in love with the audio book series I'm listening to... I wish I could meet a little elephant like baby Ganesh. A retired detective in Mumbai keeps busy with mysteries. Love the reader too.
reading by Ebook
My favorite baker is embroiled in yet another mystery while planning her mom's wedding
I enjoyed watching some bead tutorials this week, and found this woman who has VERY clear videos and a soothing voice while she shows how to do some filler stitches in embroidery.
I have learned what I like in a tutorial... clear view of stitches, prepared teacher who doesn't fiddle with supplies, and one who stays on task with their words. I do not like the stream of consciousness some presenters use with every stray word that comes through their mind just to fill the time while they fiddle around with supplies. I like this woman's style of presentation and although I've done a lot of embroidery and beading, I learned a lot. I saw a couple of her videos and they were all well done!
this one is gonna come in handy!!! 5 easy outline stitches that really stand out
Now please visit these people to read their lists and let me know if you do one, we'll add you in!