Water Droplets

My first attempt at drawing water droplets. I think they resemble little stones. It’s after 11pm so I had better try and get some sleep. Tomorrow I will try again….I will get this right 🀣

The Wild Tomato Plant

While in hospital for a few days my tomato plant went absolutely wild. It might have been the chicken poo or maybe it rained. Parts of the plant are dying, while other parts of quite healthy. There are a few tomatoes developing quite nicely.It was originally meant to be yellow cherry tomatoes, might have been wrongfully labelled.It’s almost summer here in Brisbane, getting hot days, 29 degrees Celsius today. I must make sure the plants get enough water.Some of the plants are quite colourful, good for the soul .The lavender plant is coming along nicely.I recently moved my peace lily outside, it seems to prefer that environment. It is sitting on a table in a sheltered area.

Practice Sketching

Part of my Art Lessons Online is to learn to draw shapes. It is all about curves and perspective. I didn’t bother with shading with this exercise.

I need to remind myself PROGRESS NOT PERFECTION.

Deformed Sunflower

You will have heard of reject deformed fruit and vegetables, well this is an odd looking sunflowerI challenged myself to draw a sunflower within 10 minutes with no photo or the real thing to go by. This poor sunflower was born with odd shaped petals and shocking leaves.

Butterfly Waiting

Thanks to Robert at Robert’s Snap Spot for his stunning shot of a ‘Butterfly Waiting’. This photograph gave me the inspiration to sketch and colour this beautiful butterfly. Thankyou Robert for allowing me to use this photograph as my reference photo.

My drawing is my impression of the above photograph. No drawing needs to be an exact replica, it is used as a guide only.. This was my first attempt. I plan to sketch it onto a canvas, I really like it.

While in recovery.

I recently had a stroke and to top it all I keep getting reoccurring vertigo. I have put my art lessons on hold for a few weeks. Today I attempted to sketch and colour some fruit. …well it’s a start .

Gardening at Ally’s Castle

I don’t claim to have a green thumb.I have a small area that I can call my garden.

Gardening to me doesn’t need to be perfect. It get me outside and is good therapy, relaxing. πŸ¦‹πŸŒΉπŸ€πŸ’πŸŒΏπŸŒ»πŸ™‚

I took a couple of photos this morning.

Peace Lily, my one and only indoor plant.My above ground vegetable box. I recently planted Tomato, Silverbeet, Lettuce, Baby Spinach, Snow Pea and Marigold (companion planting). I cover it up at night due to hungry animals.Just a few new plants and some old ones that sit in front of my veranda .My view of my little garden from where I sit on my veranda. I hope to add more pots of colour, it’s good for The Soul.

Takeaway at Ally’s Castle

But it isn’t !!!

One of my favorite meals is Fish and Chips. Now if I voiced that out in public people would think I said ‘fush n chups’. Even though I have lived in Australia for 31 years I have not lost my Kiwi accent. The funny thing is when I lived in New Zealand people that didn’t know me would ask if I was from South Africa and when singing if I was from America.

Back to the takeaway meal.

Tonight I cooked homemade chips and a crumbed salmon fillet.

Ingredients: Potato, Salmon Fillet with skin on. Flour, Egg, Panko Crumbs, Pepper and Salt.

The chips were baked in the oven 180 degrees for about 30mins. I then turned the heat up to 220 degrees and cooked the salmon for 15 minutes

No greens tonight, I will make up for it tomorrow.

My appetite is satisfied….yummy πŸ˜‹