Friday, 30 July 2010
Yesterday was Marketday in Northville, MI and I was delighted to find my favorite fruit was ripe! Of course I purchased some and then
watercolored one for posterity :-) I do like it when the Red Havens are ripe (They are also "freestone"). Makes them easier to peel and eat.
Friday, 23 July 2010
anymore. Were they too much of a temptation for children because of their enticing colors?
I was going over some of my sketchings, etc. and came across this and wondered where they were???
Wednesday, 21 July 2010
Always like to carry my sketchbook :-)
Monday, 12 July 2010
I was reminded that I had painted these 3 Birdhouses at a Sketchbook Class in Cathy C.'s back garden several years ago...seeing it again on Catherine's blog--I'm reminded how detailed I get and how "loose" I would like to be in my sketches/watercolors. But I've made good use of this watercolor using it many times for a Greeting Card or Note Cards. I sent it once as a "Get-Well Card" and the recipient said she had it matted and framed because they liked it so much :-) Love it when people enjoy my cards. I have a little "Card Ministry" at our Church--In our Ambassadors' Class, we note everyone's birthdays and anniversaries. And there are always "Get-Well" or "Thinking of You" cards to send (especially at our age :-)
Friday, 9 July 2010
Sometime in June, a female wren set up residence in our little birdhouse in the Dogwood tree...she laid some eggs, then she sat on them until they "hatched" and then she and her male companion fed them diligently (moths, small worms, bugs, spiders,etc) from under our surrounding trees and flowers. About 15 days later (on July 5th) they were ready to seek their fortunes--and out of the little house they jumped--one at a time. Then we could hear them chattering in the nearby trees with the Mother carefully guiding them about. Then they are "on their own."
It was so fun to watch this whole process, so I thought I would record it in watercolor in my sketchbook!