Thursday, August 15, 2019

Thursday Art Date: Moon, Sun and Stars

"That's one small step for (a) giant leap for leporidae"

Hello Friends! :)

Welcome to Thursday's Art Date! Our theme today is Moon, Sun and Stars. I love to paint night scenes. There is something about a night sky that I find so beautiful and there are so many ways to paint them!

I think Bugs Bunny is the first of his kind on the Moon! I did this painting in acrylics.

Actually Alex got an action shot of me painting it!

Watercolour Sun. The sunny days are still with us here in the mountains, though the nights are really starting to get chilly. Fall seems to be so close and my tomatoes are still green! Eek!

An acrylic starry sky. :) I painted the Pisces Constellation, which represents my Zodiac sign. Do you sky watch? One of these days I'd love to get myself a really good telescope. Maybe I'll discover the Rain Comet! :)

I just wanted to share a little of the Nature that is all around me - it's so beautiful in the mountains!

Ham and Jarlsberg sandwiches with delicious with a honey Dijon mustard!

This dish is so fresh and so easy to make: Tomato Bocconcini Pasta. I made the Bocconcini myself and it pairs so well with tomatoes. We didn't have any basil, which I usually use, so I substituted fresh from the garden green onions instead.

Recipe Notes: I'm spending some time over the next few months - maybe throughout the winter - to re-write my recipes on the Rain's Recipes Page and include a printable version of them. This might mean that links won't work so if you are looking for something, please send me a note (Contact Form on the sidebar) or leave me a comment!

That goes for Rainy Day Cheese Making as well. I totally re-designed that web site last week and it looks pretty good! Cheese recipes may be missing as well, so again, let me know if you can't find something!!

Jack - waiting for a snack. Such a beautiful hound dog! :)

My first cartoon drawing in January of 2018

August 22nd: Next Thursday's theme is Comics/Cartoons. Click on the link for ideas and inspiration! Remember it's all about creating. You can showcase your paintings, drawings, photography, sculpting, baking, poetry...whatever you like! :)

Thursday Art Date With Rain. Click on the link for a description of the art date as well as a list of upcoming themes.

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 don't include a link unless you participate in the art date!



RO said...

OMG - your office looks so neat and orderly! And how cool to have your artwork on display. That penguin pic is just so adorable! Any reason for French Fries is okay with me! Hugs, RO

jaz@octoberfarm said...

i agree with RO. what a nice office! i could give you tons of basil. this is the basil/tomato summer! they have both done so well. that stream is wonderful. you are so lucky to have such wonderful forests all around you.

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

We are all noticing your very neat office and are impressed. Painting can be messy but you are a very organized lady.

The mountains in the summer are so beautiful and peaceful. I hope there is enough time for your tomatoes to ripen. If not, you can do the paper bag method. I have already done that with tomatoes that have dropped before their time.

Christine said...

Lovely sun moon and stars interpretations Rain, your love and talent for art shines through! Your food beats any restaurant from what I can see! I know what you mean, I need summer for a bit longer, at least I can stop weeding soon.

baili said...

Oh i absolutely LOVED your new image and you office photo dear Rain :)
actually it took while me to keep looking at your setting there :)

gorgeously managed room indeed ,the display of painting looks sooo cool on wall ,i found laptop bit higher fro your neck and eyes though ?

bugs on moon is awesome ,i bet he can't sty there for long if you will not send the daffy to join him soon lol

Oh jack is so adorable . thank you for tranquil spring image !

your food is SPLENDID like always !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

each dish is COMPELLING :)

your beautiful world reflects your serene well groomed mind dear Rain :) and each time i peek in my heart fills with peace and joy

sky watch is incurable habit for me ,day or night no matter what the weather is whenever i step outside in the yard my eyes automatically turn to the sky as i am trying to stair to get up lol

night skies are so COMPELLING i can't resist to watch them for long before sleeping every night

more happiness to you my friend!

Andrea @ From The Sol said...

Sure feels good to be back with you ... your posts are always way beyond what anyone I know could do ... from your art to your cooking to your photos. Oh my, if I were young again, I might just come join you up there :) Thank you for starting a new artsy meme.

Andrea @ From the Sol

Andrea @ From The Sol said...

Sorry to repeat, but my first link took me to the wrong place on my blog ... I sure am out of practice. Hopefully, I'll get it right over time :)

Andrea @ From The Sol

Sam I Am...... said...

I can't blame you for enjoying your artwork! You're so good at it! Love the recipes for sure. Do you make your own fries from scratch? Yes, your pictures of nature are beautiful. When Jack looks at you all I can think of is that song "the look of love"! LOL! That dog is smitten with you! Such a sweetheart he can just tell by looking at him. Have a good week and keep up the drawing and cooking and gardening and cheese making...did I forget anything?

Sandi said...

If we sent rabbits to the moon they would become the space aliens of our stories. The ears are like antennas. Hey, I may be on to something here....

Cathy Kennedy said...


Bugs is the first hare on the moon! :D I love your night sky painting!! We enjoy watching the evening sky when we can, but it's not often and the only place to do that is in the mountains. The city lights are too distracting. Oh goodness, I gained 5 pounds looking at your marvelous meals!! Your fries look heavenly. Please send some this way asap. Have an artastic day!

Jenn said...

I love your work space with all your art around you, what an inspiring space.
Love the constellation piece! Hope you are all enjoying the summer!!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I love, love, LOVE your starry sky painting with the constellation Pisces in it! Just beautiful!

Pam said...

Loving you art have been growing in that area the past yr. Very proud of you. Nicely done. Food always looks amazing. Seems either it always makes me hungry or I am hungry when I look at your food. haha

Susan Kane said...

Super! Love the vibrance.

Stefanie said...

You have a great space to paint. The enviroment around where you live is lovely.

Jenn Jilks said...

Scrumtious post!

Lowcarb team member said...

I do like your work space with all your art around you, it looks great.
Wonderful food pictures and I love the nature scene too, it looks so peaceful.

Wishing you a wonderful weekend, take care.

All the best Jan