For our prompt of “Cityscape” today, I thought about the views I love most while living in the city. In truth, though the tall buildings of a downtown skyline are rather impressive, I like them better as a
Wonderful Charlie! I’ve enjoyed scenes like this when we have traveled. Our downtown only has 4 story buildings as we have a population of about 22,000. Before so many people started working from home the daytime population would about double as people would come in from the outlying towns to work. We live on the outer edge of town which is nice.
Charlie me too, sleeping at 8 pm and then waking between 2 and 4 am. And I found the other night while I was on the floor upon the yoga mat that I love the lights at night even though I detest big cities and tall buildings and endless rows of condos et al. I was born the Rocky Mountains. Concrete and steel just don’t cut it. Sounds like Phineas is convinced he starves. Hahha.
Life imitates art, and contrast is key in both. A constant supply of treats would soon get boring.. We should appreciate our times without more, because they are what makes a treat so wonderful. The longer without, the better the treat!
Probably our most favorite place is a bench, facing the ocean, in patch cleared of the tall grass, at a monastery in Big Sur, California. We sit like those mice in sun or cold in silence and appreciate just being. Where it is makes it great, sitting together makes it perfect.
When we lived in the suburbs of Chicago I loved riding the train into the city and getting that first look at the skyline filled with tall buildings. My other favorite was to go in to the city right after Thanksgiving and see all of the trees wrapped in white lights. It was beautiful.
These mice certainly are getting around! Adorable! I too think a cityscape is best enjoyed as a backdrop. Whenever I venture into London or somewhere like that, I feel totally out of place. Country boy I guess.
I don’t normally go to bed earlier at this time of year, but I do seem to wake up later, especially if it’s cold and gloomy outside. I’m not a morning person either, so it’s just as well really!
Thanks so much, Jacob! 😃💕 hehe… nothing wrong with being a country boy. I hope to be one too one day! Yeah, I don’t feel like I miss much if I sleep in just a little more in the morning. Cold and gloomy days never inspire me to get out of bed! hehe
Aww thanks so much, Marisela! 😃💕 So happy you enjoyed this one! And ugh on light pollution… we don’t see many stars at all. There was a meteor shower several days ago and no point trying to go out and look for them. I used know all of the constellations when I was a kid!
Day 17 prompt “Soup” 5”x7” watercolour on Arches paper. This image is more about the bowl than the soup. My model is the first thing I ever painted in a “ paint your own ceramic place 17 years ago. I remember the rush I got brushing on colour and I knew this painting stuff is what makes me happy. Hope it does for you all too!
For our prompt of “Soup” today, I was running short on time so I made a super quick little doodle of a mom serving her little one some chicken noodle soup. Well, a bunny mom and her little bunny child, of course.
Wonderful Charlie! Soup does taste good when the weather starts to get cold. I should make some soup but my husband would much prefer the kind that comes out of the can. Some battles aren’t worth having.
Did you know that there is some basis in the idea that chicken soup is good for you when you are sick? It helps with congestion and is a mild anti-inflammatory. Of course, the most important ingredient is the loving care that goes into making it! I love what you’ve been doing with your art lately. It may not be as polished as your earlier work, but polish is just an illusory shine. Your recent work is imagination brought to life, something rare and always appealing!
Aww thanks so much, Sandra! 😃💕 Yeah, I’ve found myself busier than ever and so I can only show up for mere minutes lately! So my usual hour has turned into around 15-20 minutes. No way to get the polish in that time, but I rather like seeing my pure imagination! Glad you do as well!
Charlie you ate canned meat?? The look on my face far outhorrifies that on the face of Phillippe. When my progeny studied Culinary Arts they told her an entire pig is packed into one meat can. One. Entire. Pig. Charlie canned meat will kill us. Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww. Puff Puff.
As for the Quebec French, it is different from what we learn in school. Phillippe is right. I’ll just stick to my Italian where I am a lot safer and don’t sound Acadian.
I made turkey soup this morning and the onion was mouldy so I threw it out so no onion and then I put too much poultry seasoning in it. I gagged on the smell while the turkey parts were cooking in the oven. I just do not like turkey although Ilove it in soup. When I don’t mess it up that is.
But I did start the preliminaries for my Christmas card paintings.
lol… yeah, I ate canned meat. I was an American kid in the 70’s! hehe But I haven’t eaten it in years. And yeah, we don’t every really eat turkey. Our normal Thanksgiving is usually a chicken breast of some kind. This year, Philippe is making his first turkey, so that should be awesome!
Xmas Eve dinner when I was a kid was always at my mom’s house and it included shrimp salad, cheeses, hard salami, crackers, fruit salad, and Xmas cookies for dessert. When my grandma was still alive we also had angle food cake because that was what she made for my birthday cake. These days Joe and I usually have garlic shrimp and a baked potato. Sometime during holiday meals I sneak in a chicken biryani because we both love it, but it’s kind of a pain to make, so I save it for special occasions.
Adorable painting …I don’t have a lot of memories from childhood around food..mine came more as an adult.lol like what we had at a wedding or other significant event. Good food is always good for the soul not always so good for the waistline LOL
Thanks so much, Priscilla! 😃💕 hehe! So true!! I used to have a crazy awesome metabolism until about 4 years ago and now… every transgression appears on the waistline. Ugh! I just try to balance it all. Sometimes food transgressions are totally worth it! 😉
Thanks so much, Marisela! 😃💕 Hehe! Bean dip in a can is actually quite good… my dad had it as well! Yeah, other than the deadly amounts of sodium, the flavor was pretty awesome. And Mexican food is SO good! Philippe and I get some from a local restaurant for lunch every Saturday. I don’t like “Tex Mex” though where it’s a game of hide and seek with cheese… just the authentic stuff from actual Mexicans.
Thanks so much, Mugdha! 😃💕 I’d never watched David the Gnome so had to look that up… I’ll have to check it out! Mushroom in anything and I”m IN! I adore it! We don’t eat meat often here, so it’s usually always a bit of mushroom instead. So delicious!
What lovely little bunnies! A good mommy like ours! I ate plenty of canned chicken noodle, Vienna sausages(and yes, they are SOOO not Viennese or sausage) and potted meat on crackers too. I recently was recommended to have sardines for my cholesterol and I can do it if I have a gluten free cracker under them and some cucumbers, (of course some cheese would help 🤦♀️) However, one of my favorite memories, and favorite foods , possibly my second or third word was “rice.”Not just any rice, my mom’s Spanish rice is the best! (No offense to all you other moms😉) I think we all can keep one smell near and dear, I’d like nothing better than to take a nap and wake up to a house filled with that blessed scent!
For our prompt of “Bicycle” today, my mind went back to my childhood. My mother used to sing bits of a song sung by Nat King Cole called “On A Bicycle Built For Two.” I hadn’t thought about that song in years, but
I often wonder which of our songs will survive to the next century with the constant influx of new music and competition for attention. I wouldn’t be surprised if all of them are forgotten, while mothers still sing “Daisy, Daisy…” to their children.
Charlie, ack! Someone turned down marriage in the 1890s? So does one of my novel heroines who wants to go to work instead. Only she uses a horse. Great story as usual! Do you speak French too? Being Canadian they forced us to learn it in school and while I elected to continue taking it for 7 years it turns out to be Acadian. That means fractured French. Ask Phillippe what it means as I’m really not sure — and tell him thank you.
Actually, I understand much more French than I can speak. I can never seem to pronounce things properly, and even a slight alteration makes it sound like mush to Philippe! 😉 As for French in Canada, he’s only mentioned Quebec French. Says he understands it, but there’s a definite accent.
My mom sang this one. Mairzy doats and dozy doats and liddle lamzy divey
A kiddley divey too, wouldn’t you?
I was really into biking in my 30s, but there came a time when I could no longer do it, so we bought a recumbent tandem bike. On our maiden voyage down the bike trail, we took a spill and I broke my foot. That was the last time we ever rode that bike! I still own a hand cycle through I haven’t used it for years. I should sell it, but that feels like surrender, so it hangs unused in the shed. Bad Lisa!
Not a big deal, Marisela. You know we might never again get this kind of time and space to be creative. I am enjoying it. I love it when it gets dark and I feel cuddly and I love it when it gets light and I have lots of stuff to do. I have been redecorating. Again. I made a grouping of frames I have to fill with paintings. And thanks for the greetings, I have turkey soup on the stove. I don’t like turkey but I do like it in soup and casseroles, go figure. Have a great week. Be happy. The Lord gave us his peace. Use it.
Thanks so much, Marisela! 😃💕 Yeah, I’m not a fan of a lot of the newer music. Still love the oldies, which just makes me sound old I guess. haha! You totally have to ride an adult tricycle… that sounds amazing! I’d do that in a heartbeat! Fun! lol
Thanks so much, Mugdha! 😃💕 Yeah, Philippe and I met a bit later in life. Prior loves didn’t work out for me either, but that makes this relationship all the more special! So, it always worth trying again and demanding that fairy tale ending! You deserve it!
Hi Marisela, I can no longer ride at all because I have MS, and my legs don’t work. I use an electric wheelchair these days. My hand cycle is a three wheeler and it worked well when I was still able to use it.
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