It really did happen overnight..and we are heading into Labor day w/ a forecast of perfection.
I know why..It's Oli's birthday week:)♥
The blue hydrangeas are so pretty right now..w/ all stages on my shrub at once..bébé..that white yellow blue just happening..bright blue..starting to fade blue..and pale greenish/blueishbeautifulish.
The first day of Sept..no matter how summery..says apple to me..
I made 4 little individual apple crisps..
I do like that dessert..pick any recipe really..just make sure you add cinnamon..nutmeg and cardamom.
I follow Liz Steel on IG since I started..and she suggested ..sketching ..5 days in a row..a routine we have..I picked my coffee/tea routine..we have so many lovely cups..for breakfast I always reach for the big clear ones..
So there you have them..some coffee some tea..
I have pre-ordered her book that you will find at the link..because my architecture..sucks.Haha I love that risqué word;)
another blog I follow in painting is Anita Davies..
one day she sent some of her readers color dot cards..I thought..how cute..all the way from England..and saved them..like a treasure..
until I saw a post..that mentioned dot cards and how handy they were..because you actually paint w/ the dot..to see if you love the color..
on the cards that Anita sent..3..I was able to do 2 of the mugs and could have done more..but I was trying this and that..
I actually bought a DS card since then..worth it to not buy colors you don't even like!:)
I am adding links to some artists I love to follow..and will add..as I cannot write them all down at once..:)
Rita..mentioned on my last post..if I was going to post the 4 watercolors we did while at Blueberry Lake..
So I have..
And yes Rita is a blog I love and follow.
The top left is Mylène's..she used the travel Sennelier kit I bought her..
Frédérick's is to the right..he used a Raphael Travel kit w/ it's brush that I brought..
Caroline's is bottom left..and she used a waterbrush and the WN travel set I brought...that's Fred in the pic:)she was sitting in front of him at our large dining table..looking out to the trees..and I am to the right..I was trying to channel a video Anne-Laure posted..about mangoes..using the watermelon..(lol)you can try and paint like others..but you just can't nail it.
You all know I love Carol's work..and Vivian's work..Shari's work..and Marc's work..Gail's work..she plein air paints with her equally talented husband Hugh..in a beautiful place on earth.
Marie's and Ronelle's..
And now Nora's..I am quite nuts about her work too.
I am just all over the place..in awe.
I still love Susan Branch's work alos..it all started in the 80's for me.The present link brings you to a very special birthday.
So many friends!!!
Hope you get a chance to view some of my favorite sites..I have some IG ones also..one day I'll share those..
Enjoy the long weekend!