(the start of a) digital painting using Art Rage
Yesterday dawned sunny but cccold. I decided to get out of the house - so worked very hard around the house and was ready and packed up with the computer and wacom and after lunch headed out to our painters group to spend time with the ladies. It's always inspiring to spend time with creative talent... you simply soak some of it up!
Overheard in the Painter's group...
Toni: "Sandy, I have a big BLOB of white left over, would you like it?"
Sandy: "I WOULD - I was just going to have to crack out a new BLOB, now I don't have to!"
See, it does not take much to make an artist happy... a BLOB here and a BLOB there. I always get a kick out of when one memeber puts a BLOB of some new or unusual color on someone's pallette to try.... like interference medium (you mix it with your paint and it adds an irridescent tint to it) - or metallic... something like this can keep the oohhhh's and ahhhh's coming for hours!
OSOYOOS IN MARCH
where the bridge crosses the lake
Miles darted in like a hummingbird at lunch yesterday - and invited me out on an impromtu photo shoot! We took our bagel-whiches and drove up to the veiwpoint on Anarchist Mountain which affords the viewer a pan of the entire valley. There, we captured the last vestiges of winter, in the form of receding ice, upon the lake.
Its so pretty how the ice has gathered in the lee of this intriquing spit of land which is Hayne's Point Provincial park. If you are in the area, this is THE place to camp - but make reservations well in advance (like a year) as they are in much demand!
see all the camping spots?
Last night was our second-to-last Photography Class at the Learning Center - very, very fun... my husband never ceases to amaze me with how he can wring out every single feature of a program! Everyone was 'wowwed'... we had them all chatting online and sending photos back and forth and all sorts of things. They are always a little overwhelmed when they go home! Next week is the last week so we will have a fun 'play' day to wrap things up.
Let us acknowledge the LORD; let us press on to acknowledge him. As surely as the sun rises, he will appear; he will come to us like the winter rains, like the spring rains that water the earth."
Today is just jam-packed with appointments and activity so I am going to cut this short - I leave you with more spring thoughts!
Some days seem like winter
Some are nice and warm
Rainy and windy days
Maybe it will storm
Warm or cold or wet or dry
What will the weather be?
I think Spring is trying
to play Peek-a-boo with me
A spring activity:
POPCORN BLOSSOM TREE
Make a popcorn blossom tree. Take and trace a child's forearm and hand on a sheet of blue construction paper with a dark brown crayon. Let them color it brown. Take popped popcorn and put in a ziploc bag with a little pink powdered tempera paint. Shake good . Shake off excess as best as you can. You can do all blossom colors, purple is pretty too. Let them glue the popcorn on their trees.
BARB'S HANDY TIP #214
Search by Sketch
If your an artist - like me... or even if you are not, you may like this handy website... you can DRAW something and then SEARCH for similar type things. Very cool concept!