Radishes In Paris

When I think of radishes, it takes me back to one of my early trips to Paris to visit Philippe. That may seem a touch odd, but we would often get them as little treats and the particular shape and flavor was not something I’d ever found here. Sure, there were lots of wonderful foods that I discovered…

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Little Surprises

Today, when met with a prompt of “bugs”, I wasn’t quite sure what to paint. I’ve already sketched a ladybug earlier this month, and they aren’t really bugs at all, they’re beetles. They like to eat tiny aphids, which are technically true bugs. But, I didn’t really want to sketch one and instead ended up engrossed in several…

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A Sparkling Life

When thinking about bubbles for today’s prompt, my mind first jumped to champagne, but wanting something with a bit more color, I opted for a carafe of fruity mineral water. As many of you already know, I’m a huge fan of bubbly water. There’s just something more fun and alive about this version. I also love that…

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The Amazing Avocado

Today we celebrate the wonderful avocado or at least attempt to sketch them. This is actually my first-ever attempt at sketching one as I realized I’d never yet tried. I’ve no idea why since this is one of my favorite foods and sketching food is one of my favorite things to do. At least, I enjoyed avocados…

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Puppy Love

When it comes to pets, people often talk about whether they are more of a dog person or a cat person. I’m definitely a dog person. Phineas was actually already a year and a half when I got him, so I didn’t have any baby photos of his to use and sketched another pup. In truth,…

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When In Doubt, Sketch A Dessert

Today should have been a sketch of a bicycle had I been following the prompts for this month. I actually put that prompt in because I wanted to practice sketching those darn tough-to-draw wheels. But I’m running wildly behind and my initial sketch of a bicycle looked more like one that had been in a horrible accident.…

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Salad Season

As the weather warms, the menu in our house changes rather abruptly to consist mainly of more things one might find cold and fresh from the garden. I think that’s why I love caprese salad most. It’s basically the cold garden thing with a little bit of lovely cheese thrown in. I find this to be…

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Taking A Tea Break

Without finding any inspiring way to translate a “caterpillar” prompt into my interest in painting food and beverages, I decided to take a little tea break. Truly, I was just really ready to paint something glassy again. Also, a reminder, that if you’re painting along on this month’s challenge and find yourself uninspired, please ignore the…

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Apricot Jelly Doughnuts

After a weekend of eating chocolates, I should be thinking about healthier treats, but when prompted with “apricots”, my mind leapt to jelly and then to doughnuts, or donuts if you prefer that spelling. I actually ate a doughnut this morning, felt a bit guilty, and then quickly course-corrected and had a kale smoothie for lunch. This was…

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