So tomorrow morning I am going to Ocracoke to visit a friend for a few days of rest. I intend to do nothing, until I want to do something, and then I'll only do what I want ... a sure recipe for discontentment, haha! We will have fun, and I plan to eat from the Mexican food truck nearby. I want to smell sea air and walk along the sandy alleys on the island near the tiny shops. Otherwise, I don't much care what we do.
I went shopping at the local thrift store yesterday, hooray! Here are a few clothes I found to take to Ocracoke:
A linen skirt and thin, drapey blouse above, both of which I had to mend a bit ... and below, my favorite shirt.
I also found toys for grandchildren to play with, when they come to Nana's house. Want to see?
a castle (needed some repair)
I'll take a couple of books and my watercolors to the beach, just in case I want them. I still haven't found a book that's grabbed my interest, so I've returned to old, faithful Mr. Trollope.
This one below is more of a booklet.
I sewed a little pouch for my paint brushes. Art cases are rather expensive. This one is a temporary fix.Slip your brushes in those slots, plus anything larger in the two end slots, and then roll it up.
I had this very cute red fabric, but alas! it had drops of superglue dotted all over it :( I cut the girls out of the fabric, and appliqued them onto my pouch. I think she's so cute.
I ended up painting four versions of the orange tulips. This last one was on 9"x12" Arches paper, very nice, rather expensive paper.
If you are not bored of painting quite yet, here is a series of goose/goslings I did, following a lovely video by a painter on facebook.
First one. I didn't like the color of the goose.
So I gave her a brown body.
The water is hard to get right. A third attempt:
Are you still reading? Bless you!
What's Adam doing, on days when his mouth isn't killing him with sores? He's at his computer, starting up a new youtube endeavor! He's making tutorial videos for people around the world who play a game called "Crusader Kings." The existing videos are poor quality, but millions of people play this challenging game. He's been a good game-player for most of his life. He got himself a new "gamer" chair that is more comfortable than the wooden dining room chair he was using:
And, the last of the peas. The cool spring garden is coming to an end.
You're lovely to bear with me. I may post on Ocracoke. I'll certainly take pictures and post afterward. Time to rest my nerves. What is it that Mr. Bennett says to Mrs. Bennett ... that her nerves have been his constant companions these many years? I feel the same about my nerves!