Tony and Ruth
She sells sea shells
Sennelier and Secret Paris
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Stormy clouds...no storm..
This is not a true to form December 1rst post..
but it is a gift to us this getaway..even though we drive 3 days..and 27 hours to get to our destination..it's a gift.
(Same distance coming back..add on for weather conditions in hours..)
So make believe..this is a postcard...s..from me to you.
I still love them..I've mentioned that..
I sent Noah..a SHARK one;)
and..he said..:"but where's my shark's tooth?:)"
Littles do not forget one thing.
I decided to make a postcard..out of the Secret Paris girl I made..and send it off..
Strathmore makes great little Watercolor Postcards..
I love painting while I am away..
I sketch on the beach..following the books or what I see..
I used Waterlogue to try and imitate....and Retrica just to take Ipad pics..actually with all 3 apps..you use your Ipad..
so the only ones I actually painted above..are.. the girl postcard..for Nancy..the Polaroid girl from that ♥ book...the 2 people on the chairs..trying to copy Waterlogue ..and the French pastries from SP..
not so crazy about Daniel Smith's masking fluid gadget and nibs..I would rather use a toothpick or small brush..look how uneven the Parisian girl's stripes are~
Not crazy either about the waterbrushes I mentioned at one point..the piston operated ones..the pistons work perfectly,however the bristles fall off by the hundreds.
The Lovely Day..Cymera..and my Nexus..the one thing I
hate about my Nexus 7 is the front facing camera..IMPOSSIBLE to take good pics.
Then when we came in..I would sit and paint ..:)
We are as quiet away as we are at home~
And not much baking goes on..just a whole lot of reading and painting...and sea gazing.
until LMO arrived..
then we are not wallflowers:)
You can see your feet.. and fish swimming around you..some days the water is azure blue..
Hibiscus and jasmine ,plumbago and bougainvillea bloom their heads off..~
Friendly faces..home away from home comforts.
Wonderful people..that become beachbuddies for life.
From all over the world.
Fishing and "snurkeling":)..kayaking..yes even nana and grandad..walking ..noodling..reading..turtle watching..Scrabble playing..NAMASTE:) A seven letter starter word..dolphin sighting ..manatee sightings..
Book recommendations..parasol recommendations..quotes you want to remember..stories too..
a new watercolor palette from nice people..a Panettone to crown an Italian dinner..(our garlic purveyors:) )
Everyone so kind and sweet re our Littles.
Always grateful for my beach♥
The kitchen is where I will be.
Did you read about the BEST Christmas story today?