How is that for a blog title?
I am 'almost' well.
Still a little stuffy and coughing some but I am oh so much better. I got out of the house a couple of times this week. Took my Mom to the Dr and to the store for some groceries. Yesterday I went out and got the Grands some Valentine things to surprise them.
Did I take photos? No!
I'm a bad blogger.
I did play with my watercolors a little bit this week. It is fun. I purchased some new pan sets, not the most expensive one's but some middle of the road paints.
This is a small set of Winsor-Newton Cotman watercolors. Highly recommended in the videos I've watched.
This is the practice page with my $5 Michael's paints,not bad at all.
Jeanne from The Marmelade Gypsy is a watercolorist and said she likes Prima pan sets. I bought a classic set on Amazon and really like the intensity of the colors. I also did some brush control exercises. The one below is using two different brushes and experimenting with what I can do with them.
I also did some washes in the 3rd column.
I'm about ready to move on to my first try at painting 'something' as I've done several exercises and watched most of the lessons in the class I'm taking and now I want to try painting something. Flowers?
I'll share with you next week even if it's a disaster. I hope I'm not boring you with my new interest!
I have been good about staying out of the thrift shops. Getting sick helped! Still I did find a couple of cute things early February.
The only Valentine decor I put out this year. The pink plate, little girl at the mailbox and the red heart (made by my Dad) that I've had a few years. When I saw the red and pink thermos, I knew it had a place in my home. It's rusty but for $1 very very cute!
I have added two new items to my flower frog collection. Both found at thrift stores for just a few dollars. These are both marked made in Japan and I love the shiny glaze.
Annie has really been enjoying the sun puddles lately.
I hope you are having a good week!
Wishing you JOY,