Showing posts from June, 2017

coming back 'home' to myself

Hubby and I are taking a little breather this weekend... a 'staycation' before a busy week coming up. To ring in our staycation, I spent the early afternoon doing a bit of watercolour painting (experimenting) out on the upstairs deck with the cats... then a little bit of reading. The sun was shining and, amazingly enough, there were no black flies; now, however, around supper-time (for them and us!) they've forced me back inside again. With watercolours, I mainly experimented with colour washes and quick painting of our hanging basket of begonias. I have the little Winsor & Newton dry pan set, though I am eagerly awaiting some Daniel Smith colours in a tube, which are much more vibrant than the dry pan set I have. I'm also awaiting some permanent ink for my Lamy Joy fountain pen, which will be such a joy to write and draw with! Yes, as you can probably tell, I am planning on doing this more often. ← a segway for 'why' I guess you could say that while we