Zen (reprise)

Zen is watercolor and watercolor is zen.    Grabbed a few quick minutes last night to do this after Hub cut me some flowers and brought them in.    He gardens; I don’t, but I think he really loves it when I draw in my breath at something he brought in and immediately talk about mixing colors, hehe.   

This was done in my journal, not on watercolor paper, and I know the perspective of the vase is way off.   But flowers aren’t as hard as they used to be, and I do enjoy drawing and painting them.    Obviously, the goal is progress, not perfection, to quote a fellow blogging friend (thanks, Tom).   
Happy Father’s Day! πŸ˜€ Enjoy the day, dads!      Maybe I’ll post pictures of our gluten free crabcakes tomorrow.    Never made them before, but I’ve got my fingers crossed!     And I’ll definitely share the recipe, if they turn out.   πŸ˜‰

44 thoughts on “Zen (reprise)

        1. And you didn’t think you could paint! lol it’s cool to be over 45 and still learning stuff about ourselves. Crazy huh? The crabcakes turned out awesome so I did a bit of a foodie post for the morrow πŸ™€πŸ˜±πŸ™€

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  1. You really captured the flowers! Perspective, like we’ve discussed before, is hard, but you’re practicing so it’ll be perfect soon.

    Yum! I love crab cakes. I miss the east coast for that. Hubby makes them sometimes and he uses a lot of veggies from the garden in them. He’s also the gardener in our household, but he only grows veggies. We do have perennials like purple cone flowers, but he grows so many veggies he doesn’t want to spend time on flowers. πŸ™‚

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  2. Love your flowers and your vase! You are ROCKING it! I like the black pen and watercolor together. I will have to try this! Crab cakes sound yummy! Hope you post the recipe! Have a happy day! 😊

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  3. Your sketch is really lovely. I’ve nominated you for a Versatile Blogger Award (if you have received it before, or don’t want to take part – don’t worry I won’t be offended). I like your blog and hope you don’t mind me sharing it with my followers πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you Inari! I appreciate it. I don’t really do the award things, but when I post Gollum, I’ll be linking to your place. I think your work is really stellar! I appreciate that you enjoy mine as well. πŸ’œ

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  4. Your flower sketch is great and I liked seeing it before and after you added color. So nice of your husband to bring in flowers for you to draw and paint. I like the way you drew the vase. It gives your sketch added interest.

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  5. love the pink coneflower! and, if I may say so….. the vase has such a wonderful sense of character and quirk to it, that I love it. its twisty and moving, not stiff and static. Great! This is something that can be “learned out” of us. You want to retain your unique fresh approach to creating things. Not be stifled by THE RULES and by what you are Supposed to do. guidelines are helpful, but not at the expense of the artist’s soul. just my opinion πŸ™‚ debi

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