Yesterday around noon the hubster and I decided to go spanortin' around the Waterloo Recreation Area. It was a beautiful afternoon and the ride was lovely. I took a few photos that I thought I'd share with you. As you can see, the color is not at its peak, but there is some beauty to behold.
I made another batch of soup yesterday, this time it was a cabbage soup, into which I put carrots, onions, garlic, and broccoli. It was flavored with beef broth, a bit of tomato paste, basil and oregano. I also added a little pack of Knorr's Beef Soup Concentrate. It was delicious, but I forgot to take a pic.
After dinner, as there was no baseball to watch, I headed to my art room where I carved a long car stamp. I guess I like it. I really have to remember to draw things in the reverse so they face the way I want them to.
And I played a bit in my Face It journal and began a two page spread which I am not at all happy with, but I will wait to see what evolves before deciding it is done.
While I was trying to decide what else to add to this spread, I wet a 9 x 12 piece of watercolor paper and tried to begin a wet into wet, painterly, loose landscape. After putting a bit of color on as a first layer, I took a bottle of water out and sat in the swings in the backyard with the hubster as we know we are not going to get many days like this any more this season. When I returned it was to find all kinds of hard edges and not anything like I'd imagined. I tried to add a bit of green here and there and some rocks into the stream, but I am very disappointed with myself. I decided to share it anyway in case you have any constructive criticism for me.
Today is a new day and it is grey and wet outside. It is supposed to be quite a bit cooler this weekend and pretty much cloudy with periods of rain the entire time. Miss Z is coming this afternoon to spend the weekend with us, so I am hoping that tomorrow has enough dry time for us to get out and about. As for the time between now and her arrival, I hope to get a bit of cleaning done (where is that self-cleaning house when you really need it?), perhaps begin another watercolor, work in my art journals, and maybe carve another stamp. I am pretty sure I am not making any soup today, but may buy a rotisserie chicken some time in the next few days so that I have a carcass with which to make some lighter soup than all the beef based ones I've been making lately.
What about you? What are you up to today? I so enjoy reading your comments and your blogs to see all the wonderful things you get yourselves into! Do share...