below..white..looks grey and washed out..sorry..brighter ,whiter and sharper in person..
Transparent.. alcohol inks..brush and straw:)
Talk about cold..snow squalls.. wind to écorner les boeufs:)..There is no translation for this fantastic description of gale force winds..if there was..it would be..it is windy enough to remove the horns from cattle.
I can translate for you..in other terms..you can't take a breath outside because it's so cold and so windy~
So..I have been painting and drinking tea and decaf coffee ..lots of tea as you can see..
I have to tell you that I find Sloane Teas..the packaging .. superb.
I have one..Pink Lemonade from Nancy..a few years ago..still good:)
They have minis too!
That book ..Madame Bovary ..is a treasure for me..My mom's..look at the cover♥
The blue tea is light,herbal and so pretty..bought on Ebay from Thailand..Keeper!
Super nice seller too.
You blink..and the Christmas Cactus explodes~
My seedlings are coming along..
My chickens are wandering ..lol..
I bought these 2 iron chickens for my gardens.. the paths that Jacques snowblows.....are bare..but on the left side.. still a foot of snow..
these 2 were in our garage waiting for our gardens..
I looked out Saturday..while prepping the vegetables for dinner..and saw the girls:)
See our nice lush green grass? And that's the path Jacques snowblows.. we still have at least 1 foot to the left..like I said..above;)..and I don't even want to talk about the front.
Jacques had spent time tidying in the freezing garage and found my purchases..he put them out..
I actually said to him when I saw them..:" That's adorable"~!♥
Doesn't take much for me;)But honestly.. .how cute?
I made a few new recipes..
but in the interim..
fell in love with..
YUPO Legion paper.
I am a huge fan of Legion..I love their Stonehendge aqua..you may remember this done on it..
I bought white 5x7 (10 sheets)..and translucent (15 sheets).2 pads.Synthetic paper.
They immediately said to me..:"Oh, I am yours":)
I tried making alcohol inks for the transluscent and that is fun:)
Then I tried watercolors..on the white..
and fell in love.
And tried watercolors on the translucent.
The translucent is very much like vellum.
I prefer the white.
And I am planning on bringing the Yupo on trips.
It makes amazing watercolor effects.♥
The next trip I take ..God willing...
I hope to make a YUPO journal..and bring my watercolors..
maybe a new journal w/ darker colored paper and gouache as recommended by Miss Mustard Seed..
MMS..this girl..I tell ya..On IG..her stories and her posts..she is so talented!!
These young girls..I just cannot get over them.
While I am on an art spiel..if you have time..go read this..all my painting buddies..even if you do not piant I think you will be moved!
Made new scalloped potatoes..not bad not bad:)
I made half..and honestly we have enough for 2 meals.
You can find the recipe here.I liked the addition of caramelized onions..and they are baked in broth..allow for much longer baking time IMHO..My slices were perhaps not 1/8..but defiitely not much much thicker.
Had to squeeze this post in to tell you about Yupo..I think I found out about it later in life;)
And I hope you try it and enjoy it.
For the first one I used DS paints and Prima Decadent Pies..
For the other..Sennelier.
Let's hope May is far lovelier~
Have a lovely week~