|I really can't wait to get back to making repurposed journals and these books will make great covers.|
|My little girls will love these little purses.|
Actually, on the drive to the second thrift shop, we stopped at Trader Joe's to browse. I cannot resist this store. I seldom get to it and when I do, I tend to make up for lost time. I bought two bottles of wine for the hubster, some triple ginger snap cookies, trail mix, and a Harvest Blends mix of orzo, garbanzo beans and quinoa. It was really hard to resist the wonderful array of specialty chocolates, but this time I was good.
By the time we finished browsing the second thrift shop (mostly clothes), we were quite hungry, so Nancy drove us to a lovely, arty vegetarian restaurant, Seva, where we enjoyed the portabella burger and sweet potato fries (they call them yam fries). It was a yummy lunch and the company was fun as usual.
When we were ready to head home, we got back to Nancy's and played a bit with some of her art supplies. She gave me a little sketch book to mess around in and when I opened it, I found a lovely colored pencil sketch of a tree that I told her I didn't remember seeing on her blog. She humored me and has posted it. You can see it here.
Just after 5 I headed home where I quickly threw together a stew/soup of hot Italian sausage, navy beans, tomatoes, onion, garlic and parsley. I served it with Tortilla scoops just in time for the Tiger game. It was tied 1-1 at the end of the ninth; the Tigers won in overtime. Go Tigers!!!
I did a quick sketch for EDM 214, but drew it in ink and wish I'd used pencil instead. In this case it would have been better so I could show the shine on the needle. I am sure there is a way to do this with ink, but at this point it is beyond me.
This afternoon I am driving to Mason to sit in the bookstore/coffee shop and watch a video lesson on using colored pencil. I can't watch it at home as it uses more bandwidth than I am allowed. This is such an inconvenience!
Before I get started on the arty side of my day, I need to run the vacuum and sweep the kitchen floor. Then I hope to get started on a rework of the Adirondack chairs. I may make a reverse stencil of the chairs and work around it with pan pastels to make the sky, lake and sand. Whatever I decide to do, I will share it with you tomorrow.
Tracy - I need your addy so I can send you the Inktense pencils you won.