I awoke in the middle of the night (Saturday night) with a sore throat. NO!! Well, thinking upon the subject of sore throats (Micah and family were sick last week, so...) I remembered a little hint my mom had given me in one of those famous emails she saved for me. She said that she always eats a pickle when she feels a sore throat coming on. Her sister (my aunt) gargles with vinegar and water, but Mom always chokes when she tries to gargle. So, up I got out of my little bed and to the fridge to eat two pickle planks. Upon returning to bed my stomach was having a gurgling fit, but I ignored that and went back to sleep. My throat does feel better this morning, and I took a little honey as well. :) Thanks, Mom!
Just for the sake of having some pictures in this post...here is my latest Sketchbook Project painting. I'm afraid I'm not looking forward to creating these paintings like I did at first. I think it's because the cheap, sketchbook paper doesn't take watercolor well. The paint just soaks in and disappears. But, I will soldier on. Colored pencil would be too time consuming, so I'll probably stick with paint. But you never know! I'm going to find some interesting hand-lettering examples to use for captions. When I get around to it.
This is a photo I took as a model for another page of my sketchbook. The monarch is our state butterfly. I didn't know that until a couple of weeks ago. :)