The winds and rain arrived Wednesday night. Let’s make that WINDS and RAIN. There, that’s more like what we had. It was a bit eerie, but quite beautiful when the sky flashed pink.
So much for what we had. What we didn’t have was an internet connection, therefore this post is a bit late. A busy day lies ahead, places to go, people to see and things to do, so I shall leave you hanging until my next post.
I don’t know how she does it, but Cee has come up with more great questions for us. It’s always fun to read your responses, so I hope you’ll leave your answers in the comments below, or create a blog post and link it to Cee’s.
Are you a morning or night person?
What is your preferred hot drink: coffee, tea, water or other?
What was your favorite toy as a child . . . and now?
If you had a choice which would be your preference salt water beaches, fresh water lakes, hot tub, ski resort or desert?
I don’t do mornings. Not well, anyway. I prefer to work on creative endeavors while the neighborhood sleeps. There’s something restful in the quiet, when the busy sounds of day are hushed.
Ghirardelli Double Chocolate Hot Cocoa. It can be easily adapted to hazelnut, peppermint, or with marshmallows. It’s the perfect all-around hot chocolate for me. (One that hubby and I both agree on.)
Early on I played with baby dolls, then paper dolls. I still love paper–and art supplies. My sewing machine runs a close second.
I am most familiar with saltwater beaches, but I’d give a freshwater lake a chance.
Thanks for taking it easy on us this week, Cee. I hardly had to think at all!
In 2011, Strathmore (artist papers) offered three free online workshops. The first one, Visual Journaling taught by Pam Carriker, was my introduction to mixed media and included work with pastels. I had never heard of them. From what I read about them later, it would seem that everyone experienced them as a child. Except me!
I was immediately drawn to the feel of the soft pastels, and the way they went down on paper. I borrowed DVDs from my local Jerry’s Artarama to observe other artists using them, looked through books and magazines, researched brands and the pros and cons of each, and finally went to the art supply store (Jerry’s) to try out the samples in open stock. I quickly decided on a brand, Rembrandt, and bought a box of 30 half-sticks to experiment. I now follow the blogs of a couple pastel artists, too.
Some brands, including Rembrandt, offer larger sets with colors suited to portrait or landscape painting. I recently ordered a landscape set. Each artist has their own system for sorting their colors in a way that best suits the way they create. I haven’t decided what works best for me yet.
Can it really be week four already? Cee is changing things up a bit this week, here is what she would like us to do:
Almost everyone has heard of a bucket list which is a list of things you want to do before you die. List 4 things off your bucket list that you would like to share with us. Assume that money is no object. Have a lot of fun with it. Would you like to fly to the moon, dive to the bottom of the ocean, live a month in India or learn how to tap dance? What is on your list?
This is even harder than some of her questions! THOUGHT is going to be required, since I’ve never made a Bucket List. Have you made one? Be sure to tell me what is on yours in the comments below, or create your own post and link to Cee’s blog.
The first thing on my list is to get my mother’s wedding ring back from the console of my SUV which ate it today. I was picking up a friend from her car repair shop, and decided to put some lotion on my hands while waiting. I laid my rings atop the console, where mom’s ring slid forward and disappeared into the small space between the radio/climate control panel and the console.
Second, I would like to spend an indefinite amount of time exploring the beaches of North Carolina and South Carolina. However, this time would not coincide with active Atlantic hurricanes.
Third,I would love to meet as many of my blogging friends as possible.