Sunday, September 26, 2010
Art journal page, a sketch challenge and more
I painted a sketch in my art journal that I had drawn quite awhile back. I added a phrase that I saw somewhere this week that I loved! I'm sorry, I can NOT recall where I saw the phrase but it sure stuck with me :) Be yourself, Everyone else is taken!
***Too funny! How can I paint something and look at it over and over and not notice something SO obvious? Look at how her shoulders go higher than her neck! hahaha**** That's the good thing about art journals. They're for fun, right?
I tried the beautiful Kelly Berkey's sketch challenge this week. Thanks for inspiring me to try Cathy! I struggle with proportions so this was a good exercise for me and I look forward to pushing myself even more.
On Saturday we went to a 30th birthday party for Dale's niece, Lisa. We had a nice meal, a hayride in the country and then sat around a campfire and listened to some guitar music and singing. It was pretty awesome!
This is the birthday girl!
This man, I believe his name is David, can really sing and play the guitar! What was really cool is while this man was singing, we all say a HUGE shooting star go across the sky behind him. It had a beautiful blue/green tail and seemed to last longer than any shooting star I'd ever seen. The whole scene was somewhat surreal, like something in the movies and not my normal life, ya know?
Dale and his grandson, Carson sitting around the campfire :)
And lastly I wanted to share a little something I tried this past week. I put some beef cuts in the bottom of my crock pot one morning and topped them with FF cream of mushroom soup and added a few potatoes. I decided it would be nice to have a vegetable to have ready at the same time but I didn't want RED gravy or gravy on my beets so I put foil on top of the meat/potatoes section and the beets on top. I drizzled with a little olive oil and put salt & pepper on, covered it all up and headed to work.
When I got home for lunch (I invited Dale and my oldest son, Derek) everything was done perfectly and kept it's own color and flavor. Maybe this is an old trick, but I had never heard of doing it this way and thought it was very cool :)
Have a great week!