Today was the second day of my watercolour class. We learned some more techniques. There's so much that it's difficult to remember!! We did wet on wet landscapes, leaving white in the middle. We're still working on the very small sized sheets of paper. We practiced lifting paint off of the paper, with a tissue and with a brush. We did a bunch of layered washes over each other. We made a field of flowers. We fiddled with our brushes to see what kind of marks they can make! It was good. I wish I had raw talents that would make my , but I'm trying and I like it, do that's what is important right??
After my class I had a quick sandwich, then my mom, dad and I went into SalmonArm. (Marilyn and LT went to Vernon for the day. ) We went to the office supply/art store to look for a dagger paint brush for my class. We went to the two office supply/art stores in town, but we couldn't find the right brush. I ended up calling a couple of art stores in Vernon. I found one that had some and my Marilyn picked one up for me. I did buy some more paints, including a tube of white, since I didn't have one. We've been using 1/4 inch masking tape in class and dad had the idea to look at Lordco, an automobile supply shop and they had two rolls of it. So I bought both!!
After the paintbrush hunt, we went to Save On Foods for some groceries (I ran into Shoppers for a charcoal face mask, because my pores are a mess and I have too many blackheads in my nose…just what everyone was dying to hear!!). I got a few groceries at Save On and mom got some too. Then we looked for some paper plates, etc for Friday's anniversary party that mom and dad are having. We couldn't find anything at Walmart or Dollarama that was anniversary related. So we just bought blue plates and matching napkins with cupcakes on them and some plastic cutlery. No dishes for us on Friday!! My aunt and LT found a "Happy Anniversary" banner, so they did a bit better than us!! After the a Walmart, we drove back to mom and dad's.
When we got home, I fiddled around with my new paints and a piece of dad's paper that I cut in four. Marilyn and LT got home, so I tried out the new brush and paints. I wasn't happy with any of the paintings that I ended up with…they were all garbage! I guess it's good to practice and fiddle around, but I really wasn't happy with the results. I'm not sure if it's the paper or what, it just wasn't very good. However, there's something about the process that I enjoy. It's very relaxing, I just feel good when I do it. I fiddled around until supper, then I cleaned up just as we were going to sit down to eat!
After supper we just sat around talking. We went on Facebook a bit and didn't do much. Then we decided to play Boggle. It was fun! We played that until around 10:15 we heard some sounds and the front door opened and my family walked in!! They made it!! My hubby was exhausted! He had to go to bed early last night in order to wake up at 3:00am for work. He worked until 1:00ish, then went home and they left. He then drove all the way here on that little sleep and after having to work!! It was nice to see the family! They were all pretty happy to see me. I feel very loved by them❤️ By the time that they brought all the stuff inside and we got the beds ready etc., it was bedtime! After getting ready for bed, I read and sang to my son, then I got into bed to write this post. Nice daily play by play…I don't know if this is actually interesting for anyone to read. All I seem to do is write down what I did…sometimes step by step. Im sorry if it's a bit bla bla ba. Anyway, I'm beginning to fall asleep, so I should get to bed!! I have to get up for my art class. Night All! 💤😴
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