I have been thrilled to see that the Tigers are doing so well and absolutely fell out of my chair on Saturday night when Brandon Inge hit the walk off home run just after I called it. It has been such a wonderful summer to be a Tiger fan. I also had a great deal of fun watching much of the US Open. I was thrilled to see Samantha Stosur win yesterday. She is a wonderful player and really deserved this championship.
I was expecting to have my little Miss 6 months yesterday and overnight, but her Mom didn't have to work, but I was able to hang out with her for awhile here and she was a wonderful addition to my Sunday afternoon. Here she is "reading" on a blanket in the living room.
She didn't stay there for long. For a baby who doesn't yet crawl, she sure gets around.
I spent a bit of time getting my easel set up and trying my hand at a basic watercolor landscape following along with Matthew Palmer using a video from You Tube. I didn't have the colors he used and I didn't follow along exactly, but I did remember not to overwork it. Here it is in its entirety:
I'm am not overly pleased with it - too linear, too predictable - I don't know exactly. I put a digital mat over parts of it that I might decide to crop it to and would like some input.
|I think this is the one I like the best.|
I would really appreciate any input - constructive criticism is always welcome here.
Today my friend, Nancy, and I are taking a Zentangle class at Small But Mighty Arts with Kip and I am really looking forward to it. I've played with Zendoodles a bit in the past, but have never formally been introduced to the Zentangle.
Meanwhile, my house is begging for a good cleaning, but I am putting my hands over my ears and saying blah, blah, blah out loud so I can't hear it.
I am planning to try a very loose watercolor of a vase of flowers from a photo my sister sent to me yesterday and hope to have something to share with you tomorrow.