It rained all night and all day today... it is supposed to end tonight, BUT, then it's going to get cold, sigh. It don't really mind the rain when it's warm, but I do not like it cold even if the sun is out. Just a gray day today.
Listen to the rhythm of the falling rain.... it is pouring now, huge line of thunderstorms moving thru Charleston now. Gracie is sitting at my feet hyperventilating and drooling on my feet, time to get this posted while the power is still on and internet connection is active.
Phil says we'll have an early Spring this year... yeah Phil that's a forecast I can be happy about. Watching the 'Groundhog Day' movie this evening, always fun to see, and funny that they have been playing is back to back all day long.
The Democrat Caucus is too close to call still, Bernie and Hillary are neck in neck. Ted Cruz won the Republican Caucus, with Trump and Marco Rubio within 1 point of each other, with Dr Carson coming in 4th. Mike Huckabee is dropping out, as should Bush, Santorum, Christie and Gilmore (my opinion folks that's all). Very large record breaking turnout, with a snow storm headed their way. Good for you people of Iowa for doing your civic duty.
Spent the afternoon looking at 'toy haulers', day dreaming about traveling the country after retirement. The local Camping World store only had 2, one we liked, one no so much. We climbed into a lot of trailers today, some of them amazingly roomy, with cool outdoor kitchens. Large closets and double sink bathrooms.
What a difference today, sunny warm, not a cloud in the sky. Tonight I was the Sou Chef helping chop tomatoes, onions and peppers and adding beans to the chili my husband is making for the Chili Cook off tomorrow. Should have drawn the tomatoes... but too late now. It tastes great, we'll find out tomorrow if the judges agree.
I do not like being COLD, I do not like it being dark at 5pm. I do not like wearing so many layers of clothes that people think I've gained 30 pounds. I do not like to breath cold air, it makes my nose and my lungs hurt, I do not like my feet being cold... Sorry for the rant... did I mention I HATE winter?
Can you find the fish with no eyes? I thought I'd given everyone a dot for an eye and then after the scan I noticed I missed one of my fishes. I put some Liquitex Matte Gel Medium on the page so that I could use watercolor dots for my fishes. This paper really isn't very watercolor friendly.
Had to skip my flute lesson tonight, my teacher has small children and I didn't want her, or her boys to catch my cold. Haven't had a good month of practice due to my oral surgery, so it is for the best to wait until next time.
Glad to see the Denver Broncos win this afternoon, and so far the Carolina Panthers are doing well in their game tonight. We tried out some new craft beer, mostly because the bottle had a Bernese Mountain Dog on it, I love that dogs and owned two in the past Ch. Ouija v. Buttonwillow UD (WeeGee) and Ch. Honeyhill's Hurricane (Hugo). It was actually quite good, and the bottle cap was unique too, I had a try at drawing it.
I used Tombow markers for the pine trees, and the background. I drew the trees first, probably should have done the background first, then the trees. Lesson learned. Go see 13 Hours... even if you think you know what happened, you don't.
Working out value charts as Alphonso Dunn's 'Pen & Ink drawing' book suggests. While doing that I thought I'd compare my brown ink, the rich dark brown is Pilot Yama Guri, it is so rich and flows so nicely in my Pilot Namaki Falcon pen, but, it is not waterproof. So I don't use it as often as the others with watercolor. I do love that pen, and that ink is very nice just don't add water unless you're prepared for it to run.