More Suburban Bliss

This house painting is of my childood home in Syosset, NY. I lived there from 1st grade through college. I loved going in to NYC and driving out to Jones Beach or Cold Spring Harbor. We had great pizza and bagels nearby. Lots of fun memories.

Suburban life

I had a lovely morning – I was able to go to our community pool and do laps before work. It was so refreshing to do this. I have a light work schedule and then book club this evening. Skys are clear. If feels like the idealic suburban life!

We will be discussing “The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane” – by Lisa See. I really enjoyed this book – it really captures the life of Akah minority in China and how their way of life changed so quickly during the Revolution era. I recommend this book!

new work

Art done in Procreate – I am learning more each day how to use this amazing art software. I have had MANY duds and I know that this is part of the process. I am happy with how this one came out.┬áSource Image by Tess Pixy256 from Pixabay

Hummingbirds bring me such joy. For a little bird, they are surprisingly loud. I love when they stop for a few sips in my hummingbird feeder. It gives me a brief moment of joy. I can only imagine the impact of our poor air quality on their systems.

It’s Seymour Time

More playing with Procreate! I just uploaded some new brushes and I cannot wait to give them a try. This Seymour painting was done with the original set. Although there’s a ton of brushes with the app purchase, I found that many are too specialized. I would like to move to a more illustration look. More exploring!

Rollerskates

More experimenting in Procreate. I am totally having fun with this app. My daughter just got herself a pair of rollerskates. I have the song “Brand New Key” stuck in my head. I LOVED that song back in the day. I hummed and sang that song when I put on my strap-on skates. I later advanced to real quads in a roller-rink. Lots of fun memories!

Procreate – Digital Art

Spent the weekend avoiding things like cleaning, finishing up my taxes and other non-enjoyable ventures. Instead, I watched a few Procreate videos to try to learn how to use this awesome app. Making circles! Layers! Gaussian Blur!! My mind is officially blown! If you have any Procreate tips, please feel free to share!