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Winter Weather Strikes OK

I wanted to call this post Hunker Down Kind of Day” but alas, I had already used that title. Today was the first time this winter when the weather felt and looked like winter. I was really in the mood to celebrate the snow fall. So I decided to break out the Christmas gifts, which included a set of water color paints and a block of hot-press watercolor paper.

There ensued several moments of consternation after I opened the package of paper. It seriously looked like a solid block of wood. I could not for the life of me figure out how to remove the cover page and access the paper. But then, I remembered UTube. Ah. A quick search on line and I found a video that showed me what to do.

Next I loaded a Lindsay Weirich tutorial page in which she paints a fox in the snow. You can find it here.

https://thefrugalcrafter.wordpress.com/2019/11/28/sweet-sleepy-watercolor-fox/

Here is the reference photo that Lindsay used.

So cute!

I got out my new Arteza watercolors and began painting along with Lindsay. This image shows my work after I had applied the first set of washes.

While my paint was drying, I joined husband in the family room. He was sitting in front of the fireplace, basking in the warmth and reading. So cosy. I sat and knitted for a bit while he read. After thirty minutes, my paints were dry and I returned to the studio. It took less than an hour to finish this painting.

What fun. I’m glad that I have decided to learn how to watercolor.

Well, the snow has stopped. After lunch perhaps I will take a walk to enjoy the winter wonderland before tomorrow, when the snow and ice are likely to melt.

Author:

One of six children, I was raised by a busy mom, who instilled in me a love of fabric. Though I learned to sew and knit at a young age, it was the arrival of my first grandchild that pushed me into action. A long-time knitter, I am now ready to explore all things fiber.

9 thoughts on “Winter Weather Strikes OK

  1. Since most of out bad weather comes from your direction I guess we will have snow tomorrow.  We had high winds and a lot of sticks fell into the yard. I am not feeling too good. I have a sore throat and a deep voice.  I have throat spray and lozenges if it gets worse I will go to Urgent Care which opened recently at Graham Rd. and Hudson Drive.  Stay well, Lots of love.

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      1. I am feeling better today. My voice is still deep but throat no longer hurts. I am a little worried about the flu. I did get a flu shot but Bob had gotten the flu shot in 2017 and still got the flu which progressed into pnuemonia

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      2. I am feeling better today. My voice is still deep but throat no longer hurts. I am a little worried about the flu. I did get a flu shot but Bob had gotten the flu shot in 2017 and still got the flu which progressed into pnuemonia

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