I read a book! The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer. I really enjoyed this story about six teenagers who meet at summer camp in 1974, and follows their lives to the present. I felt this novel was very well written, and I loved reminiscing about my own teenage years from that same time. I recommend this book and hope everyone will enjoy it as much as I did.
p.s. I’m marking off my squares with hearts. 🙂
Finally some more painting! I’ve done several lately, in large part because of an assignment in my painting class – 24 pieces in 24 hours! I confess I’m not doing it in 24 straight hours, too old for that, lol. But I am restricting myself to an hour or less for each one. I’ve learned a lot already, and still have 12 more to do. This is watercolor and ink, 5 x 7″.
Paint on friends!
I took longer than I expected on this one, again. I was asked to paint this ages ago, finally did it. It’s a copy of a silly meme image but I like it. It’s 8 x 8, acrylic on cavas.
Finally I’ve finished this digital painting! I really like the way it turned out, I spent a lot more time on it. I’m just beginning to experiment with all the different things AdobeIdeas can do so you’ll see more. 🙂
Yep, here I go again. This is an interesting challenge, I mean, who doesn’t love Bingo?
I’m working on several at once, and apparently I’m the slowest painter on earth, lol. This one is a version of a quilt block. I was experimenting with layering close shades/tints/opacities to see if I could emulate fabric and create a sense of depth without using obvious shadows. I’m nearly done with another digital piece – I’m trying to refine the technique I tried with my first painting. I’m improving, hopefully will finish tomorrow.
Yes, I just couldn’t resist this one…
Here’s my list…
A – To Catch a Bad Guy Marie Astor
B – Whisper of Evil Rita Mae Brown
C – Zapped Carol Higgins Clark
D – Dead Tide Leighann Dobbs
F – Fool’s Puzzle Earlene Fowler
G – Death by Denim Linda Gerber
H – Hooked on Murder Betty Hechtman
J – Steamed Holly Jacobs
K – The Riddles of Hillgate Zoey and Clarie Kane
L – The Mystery of Jessica Benson C.K. Laurence
M – Summer’s Passing Randy Mixter
N – Blood Orchids Toby Neal
P – The Body in the Bookcase Katherine Hall Page
R – Big Red Tequila Rick Riordan
S – Just the Pits Jinx Schwartz
T – First to Find Morgan C. Talbot
U – Fear in the Sunlight Nicola Upson
W – The Devil’s Grin Annelie Wendeberg
Y – Murder on the Down Low Pamela Samuels Young
Z – Death Will Extend Your Vacation Elizabeth Zelvin
These are all from my ridiculous TBR pile, lol. C’mon and join me, let’s read a bunch in 2014!
p.s. I figured out how to imbed a link in an image. 😀
Apparently I posted about the challenge without a working link, then posted my book list without the link. Oops. So here is the link! Join me for this fun and short reading challenge. 😀
I need to learn how to make the image the link button.
I actually created this one yesterday, but was too lazy to blog about it, lol. This is my first attempt at painting digitally on my new iPad (thank you hubby!), on the free app Adobe Ideas. This is a great app, you get a lot for free. This is my grandson Nathan, who is 4 years old. I’m pretty happy with the way it turned out. I imported it to photoshop elements and added a dark background, otherwise it was all done on my iPad.
I’m working on a second painting on my iPad, but it’s going to take a bit more time. I’m already getting picky about how I want things to look, lol. But this challenge is fun because I’m not beating myself up over it, just exploring. 😀