Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Thursday Art Date: Leaves and Branches And 🎈🎈 An Announcement Re: Paint Party Friday! 🎈🎈


Welcome my Friends, to Thursday's Art Date (posted on Wednesdays)!! 😊😊 Today our theme is Leaves and Branches! Poor Daffy, all of his hard work is about to be ruined! Bugs Bunny is such a stinker! 😊


I drew this bear in the woods as a private charcoal drawing lesson for my friend Nik's daughter, Lily. I felt it fit the prompt very well!


And look at 9-year old Lily's!!! She's an aspiring artist!!! (Photo permission by her mom and my friend Nik!) If you know any kids who would love to learn how to draw and paint, please send them over to Rain Frances Art For Kids YouTube Channel! ♥ If your kids or grandkids (nieces/nephews etc) have done my lessons, please feel free to send me photos so I can post them here and on Instagram if you wish! ☺ (rainfrancesartforkids@gmail.com)


Announcement: Many of you have participated in the now defunct Paint Party Friday. This was a weekly blog party where people could post links to their art - and there were no prompts to follow. From now on, TAD will be open to all forms of art. I'll still have the prompts available if you want to be challenged, but they are not needed to participate! If you know any former PPF-ers, can you let them know? Thanks Friends! 



Here is my latest video for my kid's art channel, How To Draw A Train!

I've been busy planting my seeds! 500 of them are now sitting in my window. I did a little video, showing what I did! Gardening season has begun! I hope you are all enjoying good weather. We still have freezing nights, but winter is definitely gone, so I'm doing lots of work outside on my land.


I haven't been doing much cooking lately, but I did make Mushroom Burgers. I forgot to take a photo, here's an old one. These are so good! A great vegetarian alternative!


Of course, every week here has to include a homemade pizza! 😊 I'm linking up with Kathy's Food Wednesday post today!


That's all for now folks! Please check out the link widget below for more artistic creations! See you soon!!! πŸ’— πŸ’— 

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

May 5th - May Flowers:  Planting Seeds
May 12th - May Flowers: Sun and Water
May 19th - May Flowers: Pollination
May 26th - May Flowers: Flowers Blooming

This art date is all about creating. You can showcase your paintings, drawings, photography, sculpting, baking, poetry...whatever you like! You can follow the weekly themes or post any art you like! πŸŽ¨

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 will be available until the following Wednesday!

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39 comments:

Irma said...

This is a nice blog.
Nice video how to put the seeds in the pots and put them in front of your window.
The food looks delicious.
Greetings Irma

Betty said...

Hi Rain, young Lily did a lovely piece of artwork there :) Thank you for doing the art dates, I would like to join you sometimes on the Friday group, it will be fun. I am disorganised and won't always make it but will try :) I didn't do any painting for some time as my hands are playing up (seeing a consultant next week again but it looks like arthritis) never mind I do have good days and I joined in with some old pictures I had archived. Betty x

Elephant's Child said...

Lily's artwork is stunning.
And I do love mushrooms. Soooo much.

Valerie-Jael said...

Fun post, as always! And your food always has me craving! Hugs, Valerie

kathyinozarks said...

Good morning Great post Rain, and your mushroom burger looks really delicious.
Enjoyed your videos awesome-upcoming artist
Thanks too for joining in for food wednesdays hugs Kathy

eileeninmd said...

Hello Rain,
Love the Bugs and Daffy sketch. Both bears are awesome, 9 yr old Lily is very talented. Your pizza looks yummy. Take care, have a happy day!

David M. Gascoigne, said...

There is no better thing we can do than to encourage young people to be creative and get involved.

Jenn Jilks said...

My Ottawa grandies are excellent artists. I don't know where that passion came from. One parent is a hydrogeologist, the other an encryption engineer!
I shall watch your video, although it is too late for me. I've begun seeds!

NanaDiana said...

You are so talented, Rain, and I love how much you are doing for kids! That little Lily did a wonderful job on her bear. Now I am hungry for pizza. lol. xo Diana

Christine said...

How wonderful on your PPF news! I will follow your prompts as I have been anyway! Delicious food. You are doing such good things for the kids on their art channel

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I love the look on Bugs' face, the little brat!

Christine said...

I so enjoyed your gardening video, you will have a lot of watering/spritzing to do over the coming weeks! And lovely leaves and branches art I forgot to say earlier.

Rain said...

Thanks Christine! Btw, my hand is actually aching from the spritzing lol...I count to 10 spritzes when I water each cup every day and that means 2400 spritzes! I have a better way to water now though, I'll try to make a video on that for next week! ☺☺

DVArtist said...

Ohh Sis, I have enjoyed this post so much. I love the video of you getting your seeds going. Brilliant on the window shelves. I am going to do that in my art room. Our $ store has raised all of it's prices to $1.25 some things are just not worth the 25 cents but I always get my containers there. It's raining here today so my garden is getting a good drink. Love the mushroom burger and Lily is awesome. Have a great day today.

Carola Bartz said...

Hi Rain, I like your charcoal painting, so sweet! I watched your little video, wow, you were really busy putting 500 seeds in all these little containers. Great information as well! So far I haven't been very successful in growing plants from seeds (except poppies), but maybe I try again. I wanted to link up for this week's art date and probably do that a bit later.

Carola Bartz said...

Thank you also for your nice comment on my blog! I will try to get the recipe of the Brussels sprout dip from Lisa and then post it on one of our Food Wednesdays.

Jeanie said...

I'm loving both bear and Bugs! The post I'm sharing is an oldie --but it's definitely leafy!

jinxxxygirl said...

Rain i'am here from Food Wednesday and that burger and pizza look amazing! But i was real happy to read you are no longer requiring artists to follow the prompts.. Thats the one thing that has held me back from joining you on Thursdays.. I just do not work well under prompts.. So don't be surprised if you see me join you in coming weeks.. Happy Food Wednesday!! Hugs! deb

Jenn Jilks said...

You may laugh, Rain, but I can't remember if I placed a comment or not!
Anyway, you are making such good progress. I cleaned my bathroom light fixture today! I feel quite accomplished!

Lowcarb team member said...

Always good to see your art.
I like the look of your mushroom burger :)

All the best Jan

My name is Erika. said...

Hi Rain. Stopping by from Food Wednesdays and I'll ink my post on leaves and branches up tomorrow. Your mushroom burger and pizza look so yummy. I guess should have stopped by after dinner. Smile. And nice art too. I am loving the bear! Have fun in the garden. I'm out playing in mine a lot lately too. Hugs-Erika

NatureFootstep said...

I think Bugs Bunny has lots of autumn fun with the leaves :) And both drawings of the bear are great work. :)

Have fun in the garden :)
Glad you make the promts optional :)

Henny Penny said...

Your drawings of Daffy and Bugs are so perfect! Oh, and your drawing of the bear is wonderful. And, as usual your foods look delicious. Wish I could reach in and take the homemade pizza. Is there anything you can't do?? :) You are really great in the video; you're so adorable in the cowboy hat, you are easy to listen to, and you're just pretty too.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I tried to leave a comment yesterday on Food Wednesday. I had trouble leaving a comment on Nicole's blog, too. I love the mushroom burger. Because I'm a vegetarian, this really appeals to me. Your pizza looks good, too.

Bugs is a real stinker. I know how hard it is to rake leaves, so I would be upset if he did that to me.

I'm also thrilled you have chosen to get rid of the required prompts. I was starting to worry about next month, so I will be thrilled that I can post anything I choose to post on TAD.

That is a great bear. You are SO talented.

Some years I start my seeds inside. If I plan to do that, I start saving egg shells in late fall to early winter, then I start the seeds in the shells. Once it's time to plant the seeds in the ground, I simply dig a hole, crack the egg over the hole, then plant the growing plant and shell in the ground. The shell provides added nutrients and slugs and other nasty bugs that might grow in, or migrate to the garden are put off by the egg shells. I also don't have to disturb the growing plant by transplanting it.

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

What fun to jump into all those leaves, I'm sure the wind would have taken them off to a new destination soon anyway hee hee.. Beautiful Bear charcoal drawing and what a talent Lily has she did so so well. Great news about the Anything goes Art theme's I may be able to join you all more regularly now if time allows me to get online. Happy TAD Hugs Tracey x

Cloudia said...

Bugs! Bear! Beautiful!

Gillena Cox said...

Luv the idea of mushroom burgers. I will definitely try it.
Happy Thursday

muchπŸ’›love

Fundy Blue said...

Fun post, Rain! Lily's bear in the forest is wonderful! Bugs Bunny's face reminds me of my brother's and mine when we used to jump into leaves. I'll pass on your mushroom burgers although I'm sure they were delicious for you. I don't particularly like mushrooms. I do have some photos for leaves and branches which will go up just after midnight. You are one busy lady, my friend!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Seeing the video of you starting your seed pots brought back memories, Rain. My husband did the same both in a small greenhouse and also directly in the yard. I'm not sure just how many seeds he planted, but certainly your number seems very large! Hope you get great results and the =window location and Dollar Store cups and pans was a great idea, also the cling srap for the greenhouse effect.

www.self-sufficientsam.blogspot.com said...

Rain, it looks like you're living the life you always dreamed! The art is gorgeous and that little girl is very talented! Your planting video was great and I am so tempted. Having to pay for water in this hot, hot climate is not worth it and I don't even want to go out in summer here! LOL! I'll probably do a few herbs and maybe some lettuce and cherry tomatoes but that's all. What a great set up you have with the sun, shelves and cups and foil pans....brilliant! Enjoy! Oh, the foold looked great too...I made stuffed portabello's last week.

Tom said...

...I'd like to order a pizza fir pickup, would 5PM work for you?

Fundy Blue said...

Happy Friday, Rain! Wishing you, Alex, and critters a great weekend!

Andrea @ From The Sol said...

I have been on both sides of Daffy and Bugs picture ... one side is fun and one is not. Which do you think I would choose if I could do it again? :)Cute Bear scene and good for Lily, she sure does have talent. You make a good friend for a budding artist. Yummmm, Mushroom Burgers. We love mushrooms, all kinds of them and love a new way to include them in my meal planning. I am not a vegetarian, but I am eating fresh and I don't eat red meat or pork ... just chicken and fish. It works for me. As for starting a garden my DIL will start hers soon. She is from a farming family and she plants all of her favorite Thai greens plus herbs and last year she planted corn. I only do the flower gardens at this point. It is enough to keep me in touch with our earth without breaking my back. Would never believe I am the daughter of a Horticulturist :( Anyway, it has been cold here so the gardening bug hasn't bit us yet so I will probably find something else to post next week. Love all that you are doing Rain ... stay well and safe :)

Andrea @ From the Sol

carol l mckenna said...

Favorite is the sweet little girl and her awesome bear drawing ` Xo

Great post ~ hope you to be joining you next Wednesday ~


Wishing you love and laughter in your days,

A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

sandy said...

Love your drawing of Bugs in the air ...leaves and branches...so good. And wow, Lily did really good. Enjoyed the whole post.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

You taught your sweet student well! My admiration of your talents in so many areas knows no bounds!

Belinda said...

I liked your video, Rain. I subscribed to your channel too. Your bugs bunny and Daffy Duck drawing is a cute one. I love fall days like that.

Aimeslee Winans said...

Hi Rain, hope you are well. Wow, the gardening video was cool and as always, love the art and the pizza! xoxo

Stefanie said...

Your Daffy and Bugs look good. I really like your charcoal.