Saturday, July 29, 2017

Friday, July 28, 2017

Last night I went to a friend's house and her husband had made some escabeche, a spicy Mexican pickled vegetable mixture.  I decided to try making some of my own today using a recipe I found online.  While the jars were cooling, I made a little watercolor.  Will taste it tomorrow (fingers crossed!).

Tuesday, July 25, 2017


It's been a while since I posted here!  I have been drawing and painting over the past two years, especially during vacation times from work, like winter break and spring break and, of course, summer break.  For some reason, I lost interest in my blog.  In a way it is freeing to not feel pressure to post publicly, but now here I am again.  I think a couple of things have motivated me to start again.  1.) I have been reading a book called Paris Letters by Janice MacLeod.  She blogs and has an Etsy store where she mails watercolored letters about life in Paris to subscribers.  2.) I am reading the book The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron and journaling as a part of this self-paced personal growth course. It has all made me want to share my art somehow.

So here are some roses I fell in love with when I saw them a week ago.  I drew them with a cool disposable Bic fountain pen.  I liked the result, so then I drew them again with the same pen on watercolor paper.  When I started to apply watercolor, I realized that the pen is not waterproof.  But I actually love the way the ink and watercolor run together.