Monday, November 7, 2011

Busy Weekend, Daily Sketching, and A New Watercolor WIP

I'm not sure where the time is going, but it is already a full week into November and I'm not sure I was done with September yet. At least the weather has been pretty nice so far and it isn't a typical bitterly cold November (yet). I suppose part of the reason that time is going by so quickly is that I've been so busy. We had the lovely Miss Z from Friday afternoon until Saturday afternoon and then had Miss P and Miss M early Sunday afternoon until I delivered them to their Mom's and into bed last night. I got home around 11 pm. So busy, but so fun.

While Miss M was here she did a bit of art for me and I thought I'd share it with you:

Miss M's Art
While I really like the cat with the yarn, I am totally in love with the "patchwork" dog and flower.

 On Saturday and Sunday I worked in my Every Day in November journal and here are the two sketches:

Niagara Falls


And finally I began a new watercolor using a picture from a lovely book by Terry Harrison (I love how he explains things) called, "Rustic Buildings and Barns in Watercolor". I am hoping to work on it a bit more today, but I have Miss M arriving around 8:30 this morning and I have her until I deliver her to preschool around 12:30.

Watercolor WIP

I am expecting my friend, Nancy, to come over for a visit this afternoon and am so looking forward to it. We haven't had the opportunity to get together for a long time and I am missing her.

The hubster continues to improve as far as exercising his right foot and ankle and has actually been outside a bit. This is not only good for his physical being, but is a great boost to his mental outlook as well. 
I am still having issues with blogger and trying to upload photos, so I spend a bit of time uploading my photos for the day to Flickr and then copy and paste the HTML code here. It works fine, but is an extra step hassle regardless.

I've just about drained my first mug of coffee and am ready for another. If I am to get anything done this morning, I'd best get moving.

I hope you have some plans for your Monday and that all is fine in your world.



  1. What fun these critters are!!!!
    Have a great week and I want to see the barn later!!!!!!!!

  2. I love the beginning of your barn painting! Go for it!

  3. I like the bird and look forward to seeing the barn completed.
    Gwen xx

  4. great sketches!! wonderful start to the barn -- looking forward to that unfolding!! Miracles, k-

  5. sweet colors! =) Love the sketches

  6. Great start on your painting! And I like your sketches too. I agree, that patchwork dog is fabulous!

  7. Thanks for the coffee invite, holding my own now, as always I enjoy your WIPs and look forward to seeing them come to life.

  8. I like the way this painting is starting! Great sketches...hope you and Nancy have a great time!