It is even more beautiful in person.
The hubster and I spent a couple of hours with buckets of bleach and water washing the siding on his workshop yesterday afternoon. It is 2-car garage size and is free standing. We only had to do three sides, but that was plenty. Neither one of us thought about how hard bleach would be on our hands and didn't wear rubber gloves and are paying for it today. My right hand is raw around the fingernails and between the fingers. It even hurts to type. It was an absolutely gorgeous day; 71 and sunny with just a bit of a breeze. We should have made flavored coffee and enjoyed that day in the swings, but his workshop looks so nice now, it was almost worth it.
The one good thing about being out there though is that I noticed again how lovely the mums are in the side garden. They are the most beautiful color. What do you think?
I have a few more links to artists' blogs for you today. I hope you find the time to visit them and let me know if one or more of them becomes a daily visit for you.
Oh, before I forget - the hubster found a new recipe in the local paper and tried it this weekend. It was wonderful and has made its way into our personalized cookbook. It is easy to make and is even better the day after.
I have a girl sketch that I am planning to transfer to watercolor paper and try to paint. I am thinking of doing four small ones on one sheet to compare them. I would like to try doing her in watercolor, pan pastels, colored pencils and acrylics. I will share when/if I get it done. Here she is:
Oh, I almost forgot about the giveaway!
Some time last Friday afternoon I had my 40,000 visitor to this site and to celebrate I am going to stuff a priority mail box with rubber stamps and send it to one of you. To get into the drawing all you have to do is leave a comment here and tell me what type of stamps you like - animals, faces, text, patterns, sayings.....
I will draw for the winner at midnight on Thursday, October 28, and make the announcement on Friday morning. Do leave me a way to contact you or be sure to check back so you can see if you've won.
Gotta run. I need a second cup of coffee and a quick bite to eat before I shower and head for my tutoring appointment.
Hope to see you again tomorrow.....