Lately I have been incorporating more fresh fruit into my diet. Like these pancakes with blueberries.
Lately I have been making B some tea out of this mug I made for him for V-Day. I love you a latte B.
Lately I have been thinking of more happy little clouds and wide open spaces.
Lately I have been on a painting streak.
In the spring and summer I usually pick back up on my painting since the extra daylight gives me additional hours of good working time on the weekends and weeknights. Inspiration struck me from one of the Instagram photos taken on the way to Colorado last year and decide to try my hand at painting it. One of the neat tricks that was learnt from my art lessons was if you are paining from a photograph, turn it upside down. Your mind will then focus on the shapes and colors instead of the whole picture.
I start by sketching out the image first with a blue pastel then mix my colors, choosing the most dominant colors for the background.
I use a lot of different techniques – wet on wet, dry on dry, blending. I don’t really pay much attention to it and do what looks best to me.
Beside ocean waves, clouds are my number two favorite to paint. When I’m working on them I hear Bob Ross’ voice in my head “Happy little cloud”.