I’ve been trying to find a natural sweetener for my coffee, and this is the one is really good. Genuine Canadian maple syrup; nice flavor not overly maple-y, Mmmm.
This painting is for Illustration Friday’s weekly challenge theme “Twist”. I don’t usually paint flowers, they seem to girly for me. And my 7-year old niece agreed, when I asked her if she like it she replied “no, it’s too flowery.” But I loved the spiral twist at the center of the flower. You can decide if you like it.
This is Max the cat, painted for the Daily Paintwork’s. Animals are such a challenge, getting the edges to be soft and irregular like fur can be a nightmare. The eye turned out ok.
I’ve decided to post a monthly update of my painting goals; which are to…draw and paint everyday. Which should translate to one sketchbook entry each day, and 6-12 paintings a month (depending on size and complexity). I have the time most days, if I don’t fritter it away.
In January, I drew in my sketchbook 15 times and completed only 3 paintings. I have struggled with drawing in a sketchbook for a long time; I just didn’t like the feel of a book and I didn’t like to have a pile of loose papers with sketches lying around. But I seem to have overcome that hurdle. I am now happily drawing in a book and I love to look back at the sketches. It’s inspiring to me. I need be more diligent with the paintings.
“Refrain” – The weekly theme over at Illustration Friday, a concept that is hard to do this time of the year.
The Illustration Friday theme for this week is energy. There’s nothing like a bit of chocolate to give me a bit of energy when I need it.
A new illustration for the latest Illustration Friday theme – secret. Soy is my secret ingredient when cooking. Yum.
Another Illustration Friday theme – Lush. Tomatoes fresh, vine ripened right out of the garden.
Illustration Friday has “Power” as its theme of the week. All of my work as of late has been food related, so I interpreted this theme in that arena I thought of my Grandmother’s kitchen and what was a power tool to her. She had a hand mixer similar to this one and I loved to use it. Often I would use it while helping to wash dishes, as a way to whip up more soap suds. Hey, Grandma — I’m thinking of you (she’s been gone for 20+ years).