wordpress blog and I think I like it (except for the 3 gig uploading space feature). Wordpress is a lot more complicated to set up and get used to than blogger but I like that you have several different pages right there. Kind of like another website! So, I've been playing around with it. If you visit it, please keep in mind that it's still in the creation stages. And I've been sick and haven't felt much like doing much.
But on the up side, I sat outside late this am and painted this. I was actually drying off after a swim and was reading the latest Watercolor Magazine, then thought, "why am I wasting time reading when I could be painting?"
So, I did this fast one. Took about an hour. It's a bougainvillia tree that is planted in a very large pot. The total height of tree and pot is about six feet.
**Some people** think this pot will be brought inside for the winter (it'll never survive outside) but ..... I don't think so. It'll have to have ALL the soil knocked off the roots first, then potting soil put in. Know why? 'Cause TOADS burrow into the ground of any of my plantpots and if a toad unearthed himself and hopped around in my house, I'd have to leave. I seem to attract toads. They seem to love my pots. No one I know around here gets toads in their flowerpots but I sure do. No matter WHERE I live. There are many things that inspire me. There are many things that do not. Toads / frogs fall into the do not section of life.
So, back to this painting. No drawing - I 'drew' it out with the paintbrush as I went. 1/8 sheet Arches, schmenke paints (that was the paintbox I grabbed on the way out). I was going to crop out the tiles behind it but I kind of liked the pattern.
I'm off to put together a Black Forest Trifle then more swimming. Then .... maybe another painting. (Don't faint, Teresa!) Fast ones like this. Fun - no pressure.
Hope your day is going good.
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