Fish

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Illustrations

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A school of fish on a Friday.  I rhymed.

Not really.

Found.

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Illustrations

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I let go more and just had fun painting this week.  Trying to make this a daily practice.

I Heart Firemen.

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Illustrations, Life, Out and About

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So last Friday I was dropping off baby girl at my parents’ and everything was going great.  I decided to take a different street than I usually do when I leave my parents’.  The street with a Starbuck’s drive thru of course.  All of a sudden instead of feeling like I was driving on pavement, I felt like I was driving on a rocky dirt road.  I was on a two lane street so I pulled over to the right.  I jumped out real quick to see what happened and just as I thought, a flat tire.  I was trying to text my husband because I honestly didn’t know who I should call first.  Before I could send my text I saw flashing lights in the back and instead of the police, it was a fire truck.

The next thing I knew I was being asked if I had a donut in the back, I said yes and one of the firemen said, “Since you have a spare tire on you we can change it for you!”.  I was in shock and still am.  Do firemen really do this?  I guess they do because I was able to sit in my air conditioned car while five firemen changed my tire in less than 10 minutes.  I was beaming from ear to ear when I said, “Thank you!!” and headed to Starbucks after all.

So.  Amazing.  Has anything out of the ordinary like that happened to you?

Do share, such a blessing!

P.S. I have a scanner now and it is the bomb.com.

Chart It Out.

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Handmade, Process

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I have never completed a color chart.  I have made the little color wheel with primary, secondary, etc but that doesn’t count.  This week I finished a full color chart using all of the colors in my pan, 22.  It took days but I highly recommend you do it.  All of the color combinations, from just two colors each, blew my mind.  All of the greens and blues alone is enough reason to do this.  I have taken online classes where the teachers discouraged buying green and now I can really see why.  The rainbow of warm and cool greens you can get from mixing are endless and rich.

Such a great exercise.  It’s a little like learning to type.  First you are pecking at the keys because you aren’t sure where they are but eventually you have the keyboard memorized (in this case watercolors) and it is just one more thing to do to get you more comfortable.  I used this tutorial for mine.

Do it too and come back and share here.  You can do it, I can’t wait to see!  :)

Happy Father’s Day Buffet.

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Illustrations, Life

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It seems like there is either nothing to do or everything do at once here in Colorado.  This weekend was no exception.  We went to Denver Comic Con last year but this year it fell while we are getting our deck refinished finally (hallelujah!), our 6th wedding anniversary and Father’s Day.  I wanted to do something a little different for this anniversary since we usually go out to eat.  So this time I made plans, kept a secret and Raul didn’t know what we were doing until we arrived at our destination.  The surprise was taking a date night cooking class at Sur La Table!  It was awesome and neither of us have done that before.  We made scallops with prosciutto, pan seared pork tenderloin over roasted cauliflower and a chocolate gelato with balsamic strawberries on top.  So much fun and now I’m not as scared of non-stick pans as I was before.

Sunday it was all about Father’s Day so we met up with Raul’s mom and my parents over at Fresh Fish Company for their buffet.  I think the last time we went to the buffet there was before we were married so we couldn’t wait to have it again.  I can never gauge buffets right, I go in light, feel like I’m not eating much and then I pile on the food.  All of a sudden I am at the point of no return and just want to sit there while all of the different foods settle before we leave.  Of course Raul wasn’t fazed at all and Addy was just mesmerized by the fish.

I hope you had a Happy Father’s Day too.