Saturday, August 30, 2014

More Watercolor, A Give-Away and a Book

When we got home I painted this small picture. In the mornings I cut up fruit for myself and always leave some for Susan, who hates fruit. She feels guilty if she doesn't eat what I fix for her but she often forgets to look for it in the refrigerator (or that's what she claims anyway) when she comes back from her walk or swim. Now I put this picture right on the counter by the front door - no more excuses!

She took the same watercolor class I did. Here are two of the pages from her watercolor journal. She did two leaves on every page and then the flower and then asked Gina for more images to copy and did the bird and some other stuff.  She is very "wiggly" in classes (her word, other people might call it Attention Deficit Disorder) and works fast - she says if she works fast she doesn't have time to wiggle and think about what her work looks like and fuss about it.

The other day I did a long bike ride and put another little Give-Away (a bird) in place.  This is Jennifer's Garden wall in a front yard where I'd previously put a smaller bird down low - both show in the top picture. This week-end I'll check to see if they are still there.

Best book I've read in months: All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr. The kind of book that you slow down to read when you get near the end because you don't want it to be over.


martha brown said...

Can't wait to try that book!

Linda Haynie said...

Dang good robin, Susan!

Rebeca Trevino said...

love the bird. wish i lived closer, i'd be riding my bike down there to find it.

. . . aauteed shrimp and polenta with tomato and capers? sound yummy. maybe we will have that for dinner tonight.