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One is not enough. Let’s see another Zorn painting. Would you believe me if I told you this one is a watercolor painting? Beauty.
I have been painting in oils lately. Well, I am using Max oils(water-miscable oil paints which use water instead of mineral spirits as a thinner) and I am not happy with them. Its like painting with clay. The titanium white is so thick I can barely get it out of the tube. So the first thing I have to do is add Res-n-gel to make it mixable. Can anyone recommend a solution? Maybe the answer is switching back to the turps and real oils. I do miss the buttery smoothness and the way it cleans up simply. Max oils never come out of the brushes. I am grateful to have no smelly solvents around since half the time I am painting with a little boy either at my feet or on my back.
This illustration is revamped for the Illustration Friday theme of the week: Red.
My friend Decima has put together an online shop for ladies who want Chicago style but live in Okmulgee or Tuscaloosa. The newly launched website, www.InspiredOutfits.com, features fully accessorized outfits with recommendations for size and body type, designer style tips, and clothing care information.
Lets go shopping!
Well, Henry has 2 teeth and loves avocado and mango. Miles got a haircut tonight. Jonathan graded about a million tests. This was the highlight of my day:
“People who get tagged need to write a blog post of 6 weird things about them as well as state this rule clearly. In the end, you need to choose 6 people to be tagged and list their names. Don’t forget to leave a comment that says ‘you are tagged’ in their comments and tell them to read your blog.”
Thanks Laurie for the tag. Everyone else’s answers so far are cute. I am scared that I may lose friends over my weirdness. Or perhaps I will meet some new weirdos. I am going to list 6 people now:
1. I have always had a distaste for things that have the slightest relation to baby barf. This started when I was a child when I was forced to eat cream corn which did not stay down in my stomach for long. gross.
2. When I want to read one of the great books of literature, I don’t. Instead I start by reading a book of less renown by the same author. Then I go on to read the book that has attained greatness. Why? I am weird. Instead of reading Crime and Punishment, I read The Idiot. Also, instead of reading Slaughterhouse 5, I read Player Piano. Unfortunately, since I read slowly and irregularly, I have not read the books that are considered greatest.
3. I like to put apple juice in my hot peppermint herbal tea. Mmmm…apple mint.
4. Along the same lines as Laurie’s #5, I drink room-temperature water. I find ice-cold water difficult to swallow. Here is where I get really weird: I like V8 at room temperature.
5. Slugs give me the creeps. I had a habit of carrying salt with me when I was younger. You know, just in case. The thought of escargot makes me gag.
6. I hate backpacks with wheels. One of these days I am going to satisfy my urge to run up to a kid dragging their backpack and kick the bag as far as I can.
So I am weird, but I hope there is someone out there who knows how I feel. Anybody?
Yes, I am still not done with my post about 6 weird things from Laurie.
But, this is great:
We visited the farmer’s market for the pictured treats. Let me tell you; that coffee brittle is fantastic and truly decadent for my teeth. Next, Jonathan took us to a giant playground so Miles could expend some energy. He really deserved it after this week of rain and indoor boredom. The Pensacola Museum of Art gave me a happy diversion from the house, and Jon and I enjoyed the Leonardo da Vinci inventions.
They had a sweet model built of his tank drawing. Later in the evening Jon’s string trio played a wedding. I attended to get some video for the upcoming Classic Strings blog. It was lovely. Today was a great Saturday. Lastly, for a late night snack my awesome husband fried green tomatoes. Yum.