Thursday, January 13, 2022

Thursday Art Date: ๐Ÿ”ฅ By The Fire ๐Ÿ”ฅ


Welcome to Thursday's Art Date! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š Today our theme is By The Fire. Sylvester and Tweety Bird are braving the weather for some winter camping! I bet it's nice and cozy by that campfire!


Here is my latest Looney Tunes "Short" video! Drawing Tweety Bird!


I was talking with my friend Martha from Plowing Through Life blog and Mystical Empowerment Blog and YouTube Channel, the other day. We've both had a tough 2021 and she mentioned that she felt like the both of us were rising up from the ashes of 2021 for greater things in 2022! This inspired my charcoal drawing this week! Rising like a Phoenix from the fire! ๐Ÿ˜Š


Here's something...I didn't realize I actually made some trick art! My eyes are a bit of an optical illusion. I recorded another short, it's 45 seconds, showing you the illusion! Let me know if you see what I see!


I have a few new videos up on my Spiritual Rain channel as well if you're interested!




Not much going on in the kitchen lately! After the indulgence of the holiday season, we are sticking to soups, leftovers and light pasta dishes. I had leftover Chocolate Sauce and it was perfect for hot chocolate! I did however manage to sneak in a Poutine and a few Focaccia Pizzas!! I'm sure that doesn't surprise anyone!!! ๐Ÿ˜Š

Photo Courtesy of Nicole (DV Artist)

This week's featured artist is my friend Nicole from DV Artist blog! Nicole is so talented, she makes beautiful art from so many different mediums. She has a great sense of humour and loves horror movies and pizza just like me, so what's not to like? ๐Ÿ˜Š Please visit her blog!! ๐Ÿ’—


That's all for now folks! Please check out the link widget below for more "By The Fire" creations! See you soon!!! ๐Ÿ’— ๐Ÿ’— 

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Upcoming Art Dates For Rain's Thursday Art Date: click on the links below for a description of the theme and inspiring images!

January 20th: Winter Sports
January 27th: A Winter Night Scene

February Feelings ๐Ÿ’•
February 3rd: Kindness
February 10th: Romance
February 17th: Excitement
February 24th: Despair

This art date is all about creating. You can showcase your paintings, drawings, photography, sculpting, baking, poetry...whatever you like! ๐ŸŽจ

Don't forget to add the URL link to your post (not your blog) to the link gadget below to share your wonderful creations! Please revisit to make sure you don't miss those who join in a little late! All spam and non-related links will be removed! The link gadget expires Friday at midnight (EST).

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Thursday, January 6, 2022

Thursday Art Date: Snowman


Welcome to Thursday's Art Date! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š Today our theme is Snowman. Daffy Duck is up to some hijinks this week! 


He's finally getting back at Bugs Bunny for some of his own shenanigans! I hope he knows what he's doing!! ๐Ÿ˜€


I pulled out my watercolor paints this week, it's been a while! There was a time when I only painted with watercolor and it was fun. A good friend of mine gave me a beautiful care package of art supplies for Christmas and this was a great inspiration for me. Thanks Joyce! ♥♥ Here's a little romantic scene with a Snow Couple by the Moon! ๐Ÿ’•


I recorded a video of the process, it's time-lapsed but I have written instructions if you'd like to follow along! How To Paint A Snow Couple In A Wintry Scene.


I've also been experimenting with "Shorts". These are You Tube videos that have 2 requirements: 

1) They must be under 1 minute
2) They must be filmed vertically and uploaded vertically

So here is my first short, Drawing Bugs Bunny; and so far it's gotten almost 500 views, pretty nice! I'm going to continue to film a short each week for my Art Channel!

PS: For those interested, I've started a few new pages here on my blog. They are easy to search indexes of the videos I have up on both my channels. I put a link on the right side bar. That's one thing I find YouTube lacks. It can be overwhelming to look through dozens of thumbnails, so I wanted to make it easier:



I also had a little fun with my Boggle letters while thinking about dinner! I did my first "Short" for my Spiritual Rain Channel too if you'd like to check it out.


Critter time! ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿฆ Here is a little video I took from my window of a Hairy Woodpecker at the suet feeder.


I decided to add a frugal feeder to my backyard this week. These are easy to make, you just need an empty 2 liter soda bottle, some wooden dowels or sticks, a drill to make holes, sand paper and wire to hang the feeder. I used a glue gun to secure the dowels. The chickadees love to feed at this feeder!


The pets are all doing well. Our weather is bananas. The day I took this photo it was -8 Celsius, and as I type this it is +6C and raining, all of the snow is gone! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ


Food Time!!! This was our New Year's Eve dinner! ๐Ÿป๐Ÿป Baked Camembert with my Homemade Camembert and Homemade Puff Pastry. I also made some delicious Stuffed Mushrooms!

๐Ÿง€๐Ÿง€ Check out this luscious melt!! ๐Ÿง€๐Ÿง€




My dessert idea was a Yule Log Cake, I make one every year. So I started making my Meringue Mushrooms. I use Homemade Chocolate Sauce to dip the tops of the mushrooms so they stick to the stems, then sprinkle it all with cocoa for that dirty earthy look! They are SO good, they melt in your mouth!! ๐Ÿ˜‹๐Ÿ˜‹


Well, my roll cake was a flop thanks to my crappy oven, but Alex remade the cake and divided what should have been the rolled cake into layers.


He made a Log Cabin cake instead! I was pretty impressed! And it was delicious! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘


Other dinners were ๐Ÿ• 4-cheese pizza ๐Ÿ• (Mozz, Cheddar, Parm and Goat Cheese with my Thin Crust Pizza Dough) and lots of breakfast for dinners! This is scrambled egg whites with toast and my Fricassee Potatoes.

The party season is officially over (for now!), it's time that we digest. ๐Ÿ˜Œ


Photo Courtesy of Tom

This week's highlighted artist is Tom from Tom The Backroads Traveller blog! We all love the beautiful and interesting photos you share Tom, and the music!! Please visit Tom's blog!!  ๐Ÿ˜Š


That's all for now folks! Please check out the link widget below for more "Snowman" creations! See you soon!!! ๐Ÿ’— ๐Ÿ’— 

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Upcoming Art Dates For Rain's Thursday Art Date: click on the links below for a description of the theme and inspiring images!

January 13th: By The Fire
January 20th: Winter Sports
January 27th: A Winter Night Scene

This art date is all about creating. You can showcase your paintings, drawings, photography, sculpting, baking, poetry...whatever you like! ๐ŸŽจ

Don't forget to add the URL link to your post (not your blog) to the link gadget below to share your wonderful creations! Please revisit to make sure you don't miss those who join in a little late! All spam and non-related links will be removed! The link gadget expires Friday at midnight (EST).

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Thursday, December 30, 2021

Thursday Art Date: December Holidays: ๐ŸŽ… Santa's Workshop๐ŸŽ…





Welcome to Thursday's Art Date! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š Today our theme is December Holidays: Santa's Workshop. I was watching some old Jack Benny television shows on YouTube the other day and Carol Burnett was one of the guest stars. This reminded me of her show, which was so funny...and the cartoon at the end, of her as a "scrub woman"! I guess I figured, now that Christmas is over, Santa's workshop needed a good cleaning and who better to do some hard labour than Bugs Bunny!





I also drew a charcoal drawing of Tim Allen as Santa Claus from the move The Santa Clause. I think he's so funny! I love that movie.


If you'd like to watch the real-time video I made for this tutorial, feel free to click on the image, or on this link!


I also have a few new videos up on my Spiritual Rain channel!

My Snowy Paradise With My Dogs!
Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer Card Reading For 2022


I did something different for the holidays, I made Mex-Mas dinner!


Burritos filled with Refried Beans, Nacho Cheese Dip, tomatoes, lettuce and Cheddar cheese. The tortillas are tomato and spinach flavoured!


I made Tortilla Chips in the shape of snowmen! Cookie cutters come in handy for this!


To the left is my Mexican Dip and to the right the nacho cheese dip. You can barely see the refried beans in the photo above the nacho cheese dip.


Look at that melt!!


We were too full for a big dessert, but I opened up the After Eight sticks and made some Brandy Alexander's. I have some nice food planned for this weekend too!


I wanted to share this gorgeous photo I took from my front door. The spotlight over the door was on and it was snowing...doesn't it look like a painting?

๐ŸธWISHING ALL OF MY BEAUTIFUL FRIENDS A HAPPY, HEALTHY AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR! I WISH YOU JOY AND LOVE!!! ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’–

Photo Courtesy of Nancy Chan

This week's featured Blogger is Nancy from Simple Living in Nancy blog! I met Nancy through Eileen's Saturdays Critters link party. I love visiting Nancy's blog because she always tempts me with amazing food! Pictured above "sweet sour pork rib noodle (pan mee), with a bowl of clear soup and green vegetable". I get educated on cuisine every time I visit her, please visit her blog!! ๐Ÿ˜Š ♥

LEAVE A COMMENT AND YOU MAY BE NEXT WEEK'S FEATURED ARTIST/BLOGGER!

(If you do not want to be featured, just let me know in the comments and I'll respect your wishes!)


That's all for now folks! Please check out the link widget below for more "Santa's Workshop" creations! See you soon!!! ๐Ÿ’— ๐Ÿ’— 

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Upcoming Art Dates For Rain's Thursday Art Date: click on the links below for a description of the theme and inspiring images!

January 6th: ⛄ Snowman
January 13th: By The Fire
January 20th: Winter Sports
January 27th: A Winter Night Scene

This art date is all about creating. You can showcase your paintings, drawings, photography, sculpting, baking, poetry...whatever you like! ๐ŸŽจ

Don't forget to add the URL link to your post (not your blog) to the link gadget below to share your wonderful creations! Please revisit to make sure you don't miss those who join in a little late! All spam and non-related links will be removed! The link gadget expires Friday at midnight (EST).

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