Yup, more snow! The little juncos don't mind. I made sure to sprinkle some sunflower seeds on top of the snow. We have 3 inches or so, and it's still coming down. But at least the temps are mild.
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Thursday, March 25, 2021
I must be getting old fast the way the weeks are flying by! We made it throught the winter! (Though there could be more snow. It just won't get down to sub-zero temps. Which is a good thing!)
I've been doing a lot of reading and art making. Just finished a Christian Regency Romance called The Noble Guardian by Michelle Griep, which is even better since I'm getting to know her a bit through the Christian Regency Romance Facebook group I'm a part of. They have some fun little things going on. I'm currently reading Practicing the Presence of God by brother Lawrence. (See how I alternate novels and serious reading? lol) Oh, I also finished The Benedict Option by Rod Dreher, which I really liked. I'm also involved in numerous ATC swaps and am doing a free Sketchbook Revival workshop that lasts for a month. You get two free videos each day which are from 30-60 minutes long. Some of them are not that interesting to me, so I'm skipping around and only actually doing a few of them. Which is a good thing, since it could be a full time job otherwise!
Here are pics of the three I've done so far. The first one was called One Liner. You draw quick sketches of a subject without lifting your pen off the paper. Then you choose one of the quick drawings and make a more finished drawing.
The next artist lady had us carving rubber stamps to make a block print. I used erasers as my stamp making material. We were supposed to make 5 different designs and then stamp one on top of another to make a more complex design. Hard to explain, but it came out something like this:
A third class was taught by a lady named Tamara Laporte who has a YouTube channel called Willowing. Maybe some of you have heard of her? I've watched her before and I love her art, so this was fun. We followed a tutorial of her painting an owl and this is how mine turned out.