I painted this in an effort to…well…learn more about watercolors. I was trying to mess around with controlling the depth of pigment in broader strokes, but still deliberate ones, if that makes sense. The water came out kind of cool, but you can see that the ship leaked all over it because I didn’t wait… Continue reading red sails
We made a discover in my most recent riding lesson: Midas was a western horse once. It started because I was picking up the reins to show my trainer what Midas can do with the bitless bridle. He was in a very agreeable mood, so I was quite surprised when he immediately backed in a tight… Continue reading the reiner inside
Today was our second proper foray into bareback and bridle-less. The first time was quite spontaneous, and went pretty well. We walked in a circle, then I tried trotting him up the long side and laughed at how very quickly steering fell apart. Then I fetched the reins and had a slightly more proper ride… Continue reading This horse
So we went to see Wonder Woman on opening night, and were not disappointed. Lots of other people had the same experience, because the movie made over 100k opening weekend and is being hailed as a needed course correction for the DC movie-verse. I agree. I grew up watching the Batman/Superman Adventures, and the animated… Continue reading Wonder Woman
The paint was still wet when I snapped this picture. “The road less traveled” does not describe the past 6 weeks of my life, that’s for sure. It’s been one trip after another. I’m looking forward to a little respite in the in the next couple weeks.
This post originally appeared in 2015 on my other blog. I discovered the joys of fresh pesto a couple years ago. Traditionally, pesto calls for pine nuts, but pine nuts are expensive so I have never made pesto with pine nuts. I have discovered, though, that pesto with almonds is even better. A friend gave me… Continue reading Basil Pesto
I ended up really loving how this piece came out. I framed it and it’s hanging in my guest room. You can have a copy, too, if you like: It also lends itself shockingly well to throw pillows, bags, and chiffon shirts.