Monday, October 24, 2011

Try, Try Again

I've begun another small barn watercolor. It measures 5 x 7 and so far I don't think I've messed it up. I've tried very hard to put down color and then leave it alone. I tend to be the master of overworking when doing watercolor. Here is what I have so far:

I also made a new soup yesterday and so far I think it is my favorite.

This is the recipe I used as a guide. I used hot Italian sausage and took it out of the skin. I didn't have zucchini or spinach and used a bit more beef broth and a little larger jar of great Northern beans. YUMMY!!

I also had my little Miss Z from Friday afternoon until Saturday afternoon. She is such a delight, but so busy these days. She is into everything. She still isn't actually crawling, more like creeping, pulling herself along, but she is fast!!

She looks so much like her big sister, Miss K. The bib says "Will Smile for Food".  And I think she earned every bit I fed her!!

It is my Mom's 87th birthday today. This is the first time since Dad died in 1994 that I am not there to celebrate with her. I made my trip early this month before the hubster's surgery to make up for my absence on her actual day. She will have lots of company and a zillion phone calls and I am sure she will have a great day.

I am going to try to work a bit on the new barn watercolor and may try adding a bit to the Adirondack chairs as well. I may go into Jackson later today to watch Miss M at ballet class. She called me last evening to invite me to come. I could do the recycling while I am in the neighborhood.

It is a beautiful morning here and I am full of energy. I think the treadmill needs a good workout today as do I.

I hope you are having a great day and that you will make some time for yourself and your artistic endeavors.



  1. Good for you, for not touching washes until they are dry! That takes a LOT of self discipline! Keep up the good work!

  2. Your new barn watercolor painting is so atmospheric and dreamy. What a great beginning! I printed out the new soup recipe and hope to give it a test drive next week. Thanks. It is a beautiful day, today, isn't it? Time to get out there and rake up some more leaves!

  3. Looks like a wonderful start! And that little Ms Zoe is just adorable...look at that beautiful grin!

  4. And that is precisely why I can't/don't do watercolors ;)! People think I'm patient, but I'm not. Kudos to you! I love where it's going!

    Thanks so much for your sweet comments today :D

  5. I somehow like how the barn looks right now, as it is unfinished but it also looks like it's foggy and all. Cool effects! Miss Z is so adorable!

  6. I can't believe I'm this far behind, but then, it is me, after all. Anyway, I think you're doing fine with it, and Zoe is just darling ... she said trying not to be jealous. hugs, nancy