busy little bee

I took the day off from work and boy did I need that! I did not end up doing all (or most) of the things on my to-do list. Guess I just needed to chill.

I love bees – my morning ritual is to watch them and attempt to take photos of them. Most end up blurry – so I ended up using an image from Pixabay. Pixabay is a fun place to get inspired – tons of beautiful images there. Image by Anrita1705 from Pixabay

Cherry painting on paper

Worked on another small cherry painting – this time on paper. I did not get over to the farmer’s market this morning. Instead, we went to Alden Lane Nursery in search for strawberry plans. My daughter made a pallet planter and was hoping to grow strawberries in it. Apparently, strawberry plants are hard to come by. She instead got bush variety green and purple beans, thyme and edamame. I am happy with this substitution.

If you are interested in purchacing this painting, It will be available in my Etsy shop

First Cherries of the season

I bought our first batch of cherries this past weekend at the Pleasanton Farmer’s market. They did not disappoint – a perfect balance of sweetness. They are my favorite summer treat. The market was wonderful – ran into a friend – kept our distance. It was just so nice to be together, even briefly.

This is a small painting – acrylic on a panel 6×6.

Which are your favories? Bing or Rainier?

Work in progress

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I am in the homestretch on this banner! Overall, I am happy with its progress. The light blue button was not working for me so I decided to work on that one today. I thought that I was adding an iridescent white to the party, but I actually added Interference Green. I am so pleased with this result. Yay, a happy mistake – my favorite! I have to finish up the neon orange and teal blue buttons and then decide if I need to add one more small one in the bottom left side (maybe a gray/silver colored one?).

Holy Guacamole!

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I guess that I am jumping on the avocado bandwagon. This is a 6×6 acrylic painting that would look perfect in the kitchen or any space you want to be reminded of this perfect food item! My love affair with the avocado started shortly after I arrived in California, some 30 years ago. What’s not to love? Creamy, dreamy texture; Buttery, grassy taste, and the best of all, its color – chartreuse. I’m a sucker for chartreuse!

 

 

Are your going to Alameda County Fair?

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It was a fun afternoon at the Alameda County Fair – my daughter played bari sax at the horse race stadium with her middle school band. It was such a wonderful year of music at her middle school – I feel so fortunate that we are part of the music community.

Today was a perfectly beautiful day – not too hot! We headed over to the adult art area and found my painting on display. I don’t know if I will ever get use to this experience of seeing my art in some place other than my studio or home.

Overall, it was a beautiful day!

Giving the studio a test run

I gave the new studio space a “test run” this morning. I found the thermostat (much needed on this hot morning), figured the lighting (switches are in the utility closet, now new art studio space), and somewhat got use to a children’s piano recital happening in the next room over. With all that, I was mostly pleased with the experience. I tripped or bumped into some of my stuff while I work (I move around a good deal). Still need to get the wifi password and find an electrical outlet near my space. I guess it’s all in time.