I never thought growing garlic and painting would become 2 of my favorite things in life:)
Funny I should mention both in the same breath:)
I have so many favorite things..
From cookie cutters to flowers..to vintage things..
from all my mother's things..to all the things I have been given.
I can't mention people here because they're just not things..:)
But I have had..have.. and will always have favorites..
even some I have not met♥
I think I have painted more this winter than any other winter..
I love it more and more.
The trick is not to compare yourself.
Just get some paints..some paper..a pencil..an eraser and even just one brush..
I can tell you that you can paint on beautiful paper..but sometimes..beautiful paper is not bright white..like the INTENSE jam jar..yet I like it..
Bright white..Mixed Media smooth paper..i.e. Strathmore..makes paint pop.
If you are just beginning...there is no harm in a tablet of the Strathmore Mixed Media..in fact I know fab artists that only use that..It reminds me of Fluid Hot press.
Cold Press..you have a shirt you have ironed on low..so some texture.
Hot Press..smooth..no tooth.
Both are fun..
I have some that is like blotter paper..and I love that too:)
And Prang juicy cheap watercolors are fine to try.. many are fine to try..
I have a few new journals..one was a gift..more a beautiful blank watercolor journal..2 new brushes..from Rosemary and Co..
I've taken a few art classes online..one..featured 4 paintings..
The first..the artist..Mr Sergei Kurbatov..showed us how to paint a morning street in Marseilles..the second was a meadow..the 3rd..Honfleur in Normandie..and the 4th Mountains..
I think my favorite is the Meadow.
the other 2 the same.
Nothing extra..mine are..but I learned a lot about wet on wet..
and masking fluid..and saw his beautiful work♥
So glad I signed up for the classes!!
And yes Bonne Maman has been and will always be one of my fave food items:)
I should be starting seeds soon..not sure..are you?
Also..how is this for uncanny ...and beautiful art?
My tulips at the time I received this beautiful watercolor were in full bloom..
my friend Susan..painted this card for me.A perfect match.
Have any of you watched the Mr.Rogers documentary on Netflix?
I think we need so much more of Mr Rogers.
Says she who was watching Shameless at the same time.
I am a conundrum for sure.
So this is how we spend winter..
I am not complaining.