Water Horse – 1

I need to add some food blogs to Scratch Living. I’m a one project at a time kind of person. When I start creating art, all I want to think about is the project I am working on. I’m still cooking and trying out different recipes using food grown from my garden and bought in bulk. But I did a lot of cooking whilst canning. All I have to do is pop open a mason jar full of precooked garden produce and mix ingredients, there is very little prep work to do! Cooking and canning like a crazy person during the fall paid off. I don’t have to cook too much during the winter. Works out perfectly when I start getting single-minded on projects.

We haven’t gone to a market for two months. We just went shopping for my Husband, he has to have his cheese, chocolate, and special bread once in a while. I could totally live off of what I can grow if it were just me to feed. We shouldn’t have to go shopping for another couple of months.

Red Dust Art

This is the beginning of a watercolor painting. I’m trying to figure out which patterns in the water I want to pick up and ignore. I get headaches trying to figure water out. I did the same thing with rocks, trees, clouds, and people. I know I can get water too. I’ve drawn horses since I was 5-6 years old. I would watch Mom paint and think, I could do that better, hers are too stiff. Mom would ask me to critic her paintings so it was a natural progression for me to try to put my visions on paper too. I’m still working on getting it right. I don’t think I will ever be able to catch what I see exactly, but it’s so much fun trying.  And so much pain trying. Kind of like long distance running or sitting in meditation for an hour without moving. You get…

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