Thursday, December 22, 2011
I took the cat bed off the chair for a couple days, but Karma seemed to miss it so much...
...and she sleeps soooo soundly in it up there (no fear of being stepped on)...that I put it back.
Speaking of spoiled... ;)
Dagan and Leah dropped off the cat foods from the healthy natural pet food store. Karma now has her healthier canned foods for her heaping tablespoon in the morning (a can lasts her about a week so she's stocked up)...
...and her favorite dry food in the whole world...Felidae (for senior and overweight cats but don't tell her).
I did another page spread today...well, during the night. Another method completely different and new to me...
...used Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads (Tumbled Glass, Bundled Sage, and Scattered Straw)...
...directly smearing the ink pads right on to the watercolor paper, which was probably a little too absorbent for them but it worked. These made a nice background, I think.
I will definitely try some other colors together that I have.
They did blend well like they claim. I wonder if they picked up color from each other as I used them? I see people do these things all the time on youtube and they say it works and won't ruin the ink pads. Knowing me...I'll probably go back and try them each on a piece of scratch paper just to see if they're okay--LOL!
Move a chair...catch a cat. ;)
I signed up for another free online class in January through Wet Canvas. Essentials of Painting Skies from 1-3:30pm on Saturdays (Jan 14, 21, and 28). Some kind of live streaming class, I believe. You know how little I know about these things. I am hoping I can figure it out...and that, if I can't make the live class, there will be a recorded version. Sounded like they could only take so many people live because people could start checking in at 12:30pm to get a spot--and it sounded like when it was full it was full? So they must do a recording...well, you'd think, right? Or else why have too many people sign up in the first place?
In the description it said that these techniques would work for any medium...but watercolor is so different from acrylics and oils?? My favorite is watercolor, but I am curious about the others, too. Well--hey--at least it is free, right? If I can't figure any of this out I am not out anything but my time and effort--LOL!
Dagan and Leah left one of their cars here in the parking lot last night. They're going to go visit Dagan's dad over Christmas and I am going to go over and check on Sammy and Annie on Friday or Saturday for them. Dagan said they would probably be just fine but that I would be the cats' Christmas present--LOL! :):)
Then they said that maybe they could leave the Gallant for me and car pool to work together so that I could use their car to go to the Federal Housing appointment on the 3rd. But I don't want to put them out...and I think I should try the senior bus service.....
Well, we decided to talk about it next week. We are having our Christmas dinner next Wednesday on the 28th. They said I could just keep the car till then, drive over to their place, and then one of them can drive me home afterwards. Dagan wants ham with baked veggies, he said. Leah was smiling. Sounds good to me! I don't eat the ham, but I love potatoes and all kinds of veggies...and Leah said they still have some boca burgers in the freezer, too. Nice! I'll be looking forward to that.
Anyways, just a couple more days, folks! This year went so fast. Hard to believe 2011 is almost over. I hope everybody has plans for the holidays that you are looking forward to with great anticipation.
Be thankful, safe, and happy!! :):)
"Wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving."