Good Tuesday morning! Time to link up with E and the T-gang. I was MIA last week.......just didn't have anything to
say write about. Ever have times like that?? But I'm back with my favorite coffee picture, since I am having my coffee out of the same boring cup you've all seen over, and over.
We've been having relatively nice weather for the past couple of weeks, then the rain started again yesterday........go figure.....I had planned a picnic at the playground for the GDs, who were here due to a school holiday! We ended up messing about the house watched a movie, played cards and taught them a new board game. They also took a turn at painting.....sorry no photos.....just didn't think about it....LOL! Next time I'll have a plan B!!!
Last night was my second paint night, with Brush and Blush this time. I really liked their venue....not so many people. It was at a wine and beer store called Imbibe.
So this is what we painted.....er.....my rendition of what we were painting.......
I could tell you...or point out, all the things I see wrong with it.......*grin* But I'm sure you will notice them by yourself. DH said it was much better than the palm trees......LOL! I did change the flowers from what they had, can't say I did much better, but I like the IDEA of mine better.
There would have been photos of the evening, but I got to talking to one painter who grew up in Shafter, as we had a glass of wine and some delicious flat bread.....mine was three cheese and sausage.....it was very good!! She is a bit older than my oldest son, but her brother and our son were in band together and graduated high school the same year. Well, from there it was do you remember so and so?? We didn't sit together, but I did sit next to some really fun ladies....it was fun time.
I have also signed up for an other paint night with a friend on the 26th of this month........this will most likely be a story to tell. We usually have a lot of laughs together, we are neighbors, and we have also worked together. Once I was the boss and one she was the boss.............and we are STILL friends!
There is much ado about the adult coloring books around here. I've been tempted, but the pages are not suitable for anything more than colored pencil, although I did watch a video on them.....the one that is heavy weight is also expensive. So I was bumming on Pinterest and found a lot of free coloring pages, so I down loaded a few of them.
This one was printed on card stock, still rather light weight.
I didn't want to JUST color it...............
So I made a copy and started to doodle it.....
Then I copied it again and added and Inktense wash pencil, which I used a damp water brush to blend it..................
An other copy, so the card stock would be all warped from the damp brush, and blues and greens were added and blended.........................
The last copy is where I started adding more colors..........and this is where I stopped. I found I rather liked the stark white. I really liked making the copies, for each step, since my printer ink is permanent once it's dry......and the water color pencils don't bleed either.
About a month ago Deb, our Jinxxy Girl had posted this darling owl, she drew, and let anybody, interested, download........then she gave us the final colored picture on the post linked above.
I fell in love with what she had done and suggested she make cards and such with it. She took my suggestion and has made quite a few things with it......
Last week I get this gorgeous post card from Deb
Thank you Deb.............I think it is phenomenal, I just love it!!
Well, for not having anything to say last week........ to an over kill this week.....LOL!
I'm starting to run late for the T-party, so why not join me over at Altered Book Lover we can dash around the world with a single cup of coffee....or tea.....or what ever you have in your cup!!