|Holly watching the birds|
Thank you all for you comments and suggestions on my Stormy cardigan. Being a perfectionist isn't that great when your expectations aren't met. I loved how each of you had a trick I didn't think of to ease in that odd dye lot. The sweater is tucked away for the fall and I'm predicting that the color change doesn't bother me. I really appreciated all of you who would embrace the nuance.
When I'm babysitting and doing sidewalk chalk (love!) I tell the preschooler after every artwork created what a great job she did. She is so proud of herself when she draws a smiley face, a fish or whatever is on her mind. I'm smart in that I ask 'what are you drawing?' because sometimes I just can't tell what it is. However, the process is the fun part and the learning. I learn so much from her as she learns and navigates the big world.
|pay attention to me|
I want to embrace imperfections to an extent just so I can be free from expectations. Being perfectly imperfect is a life long goal.
Onto the happenings around here, the blanket is nearly done after languishing in my knitting bag. It's on the smaller side and will be perfect as a throw on a sofa. This one is for my son and I'll be thrilled when I cast off and set it aside.
Spring is full blown around here. The flowering trees are nearly done and now early June flowers are starting. We are doing some major landscaping changes. Our front yard has many yew and arborvitae bushes that are being EATEN by the deer every winter. Grr.
We are going to out smart those deer with different bushes and plants, wish us luck! We bought: butterfly bushes, heather, sage, lavender, dianthus, and I can't remember the rest. I'll take a photo when he's done.
Holly and Frodo have been quite noisy, wait a minute, Frodo has been quite noisy barking at Holly. However, Holly is instigating some of the times. Does she like the barking? Who knows. She still hisses at him before she scurries away.
|another version on 100% watercolor paper|
The above picture is my dad's potting shed (it's a big one!). I simplified the photo because I knew I couldn't paint every single item. I'll be recreating this again on 100% cotton paper hopefully tomorrow.