Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Every Day in June

I got excited and finished early. /this has been a lot of fun to do. Let me give some explanations:
8.. Chocolate filled with nougat, I am told. Europe.
10. Don't get caught with fish breath.
16. Lakerol pastilles from Sweden.
18. Russian? The writing indicates caramel but I don't get the lobster part?
21. Crocante from Brazil.
I have had great fun searching and collecting candies and painting them. I hope that you enjoy!

Monday, June 25, 2007

Tag Heuer

I used the wrong pen on this one. It was not waterproof and it really changed the color when I added watercolors.

I have had this watch for a number of years. I purchased it with part of a large bonus. I still had buyers remorse for a good long time on this! It has been a good watch and has kept good time and held up well.

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Western Tanager

This is the latest addition to the art on the backside of my business card. I am now getting into trouble for doing these at work! That is a whole other story, don't get me started! I am still going to paint, I just have to be more discrete and sometimes a bit sneaky. The western tanager has always been my favorite bird that you can see in our area. They are gorgeous.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

King Pelican

First let me apologize. If you have not been seeing the comments that you have left, it is my fault. I did not realize that I had enabled the moderate comments. I just noticed that this morning and I have disabled it.
I love some of these old fruit and veggie crate labels. This is watercolor on paper that does not do liquid mask, so none was used. Much easier with the mask. This is one of the better ones that I have done.
Thanks to all that check out my blog and to those that leave comments both here and on flickr. It is greatly appreciated!!!!

Friday, June 15, 2007


I was surprised to read the dates on these water colors, 2000! They are in a journal project that I started back then. A really nice journal with great watercolor paper. I figured that I would paint a small picture on each page and then when I was finished, I would then go back and use it as a journal. Well, I got about a dozen pages finished and here we are today! I think that I will continue to watercolor in it and who knows about the journalling. It is a fantastic watercolor sketch book!

Friday, June 8, 2007

Flowers from the Store

We bought these at our favorite store the other day, Liberty Heights Fresh. We love this little converted gas station that is now a great source for great food ,fruits and veggies, cheese, flowers and bread! It is a 35 mile jaunt to get there, so we do not make it very often. we always spend too much when we do go!
There are parts of this that I like and others I hate, including the composition. I must be in a learning phase as I am sure making a lot of mistakes. I am still having fun though!
The June calendar is progressing nicely and I have found some interesting and fun candies to include! Stay tuned.

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Garden Ogre

This sculpture is ceramic surrounded with metal. I kind of botched him. He has been place in our Japanese maple and kind of peeks out. I have to have a little fun in the landscaping1 I love the Japanese Maples and need to figure out where I can plant more of them.

Snow Whites

Snow White tomatoes from last falls garden. These are grape tomatoes and incredibly sweet, like eating candy. I will miss tomatoes for these next three years. We are in the Japanese Beetle zone and the spraying will render anything that we grow inedible. Nothing like homegrown tomatoes. I have yet to see one of these alleged beetles. The trap in our yard has managed to capture two honey bees so far!