Wednesday, August 10, 2022

πŸŽ¨πŸ˜‹ Thursday Art and Dinner Date: Cartoons and Caricatures & Watermelon Agua Fresca!


Welcome my Friends, to Thursday's Art and Dinner Date! (Posted on Wednesdays!) 😊😊 

🎨For our 🎨 Art Date 🎨, today's optional prompt is "Cartoons and Caricatures". Please feel free to share any art you've created, we would love to see it! I caught Bugs Bunny last Saturday night at his restaurant. He was kind enough to take some time to pose for me!


I attempted a self-portrait caricature, but it turned out more like a cartoon so I decided to add colour! I watched a tutorial on how to draw a caricature, but I have to say it went a little over my head! Have any of you tried this? This is my face for Nicole's Friday Face Off! I'm also joining Gillena for her Art For Fun Friday post! 


πŸ˜‹For our πŸ˜‹ Dinner Date πŸ˜‹, I made a really refreshing Watermelon Agua Fresca! This is so delicious, especially on a hot summer day. It's a great "mocktail" and so easy to make!

On the video front:

⬆️ For Rain Frances Art, I recorded How To Paint A Starry Night Sky! This is another Bob Ross style acrylic painting lesson - so easy and a lot of fun!

⬆️ For Rain Frances Art For Kids, I have How To Draw A Panda Bear!! 

⬆️ For Rain's Kitchen and Garden, I'm sharing How To Make Watermelon Agua Fresca.

⬆️ I also recorded a Video during one of the walks with the dogs last week!


⬇️ Below I have 3 "before" shots of the basement inside wall.




⬆️ I did all of the prep work. I had to remove all of the pink insulation, hard Styrofoam insulation, vapour barrier and spray foam that seemed like it was CRAZY GLUED around the garage door. It was quite a job but I'm proud that I got it all done by myself! I'm really learning a lot about my home and how to take care of it! 😊


⬆️ I also had to remove the vinyl siding from the outside wall. This was very hard on my hands, but I managed to get it all done in about 2 hours.


⬆️ I may have to replace the sheathing material because there were parts where it was all ripped up (to the right of the broken door). An update might be due, this house was put together over 30 years ago. 


⬆️ Day 3 had me realizing that the week ahead of rain might soak the wood on my wall because the sheathing was ripped up. So I decided to cover the entire area with tarp.


⬆️ I wrapped the tarp around long pieces of lumber and stapled it on. Then I installed hooks on the top and screws in the walls. This will make it easier for me to remove and replace the tarp when needed. I also used the vinyl siding with some rocks and my bird seed cans to secure the bottom. There's a little overlap in the middle so I can get out from the garage door.

Good thing I did this because we had MONSOON rains yesterday and Doug couldn't make it, he was worried the lumber might get soaked. But he's here today and I'll update you more next week!


⬆️ I have basically moved my office and studio into my screen tent. I spend as much time outside as I can because our winters are so horribly long and cold! I always bring the pets with me! ⬆️ Here's Jack!


⬆️ And Raven, you can really see her brace and harness in this photo!


⬆️ And Baby Oscar! I used to leave Oscar inside because I was afraid he'd scratch up the screen, but he really just wants to hang out with his pack, so he comes out with us! He's such a good boy! πŸ’—

I hope you're all well and enjoying life!! πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–



That's all for now folks! Please check out the link widget below for more 🎨 artistic πŸŽ¨ and πŸ˜‹ delicious πŸ˜‹ creations! See you soon!!! πŸ’— πŸ’— 

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Upcoming Art Prompts For Rain's Thursday Art and Dinner Date: click on the links below for a description of the prompt and inspiring images! (Prompts are optional!)

August 18th: Figure Drawing
August 25th: Gestures and Movement

September 1st - Mazes
September 8th - Apples
September 15th - Silhouettes
September 22nd - Harvest Dinner
September 29th - Hair

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

And for the dinner date, please feel free to link up your foodie post! πŸ˜‹

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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Wednesday, August 3, 2022

πŸŽ¨πŸ˜‹ Thursday Art and Dinner Date: Lines and Contours & Pasta!


Welcome my Friends, to Thursday's Art and Dinner Date! (Posted on Wednesdays!) 😊😊

🎨For our 🎨 Art Date 🎨, today's optional prompt is "Lines and Contours". Please feel free to share any art you've created, we would love to see it! Check out Bugs Bunny's lines and contours, ooh la la! 😊 I drew this image from the Warner Brothers short "Hillbilly Hare" from the 1950's where Bugs dressed up to fool the hillbillies who were after him! He's such a stinker!


⬆️⬆️ Blogger b**ching again lol...I did some research. The Captcha thingy interferes with embedded comment forms a lot of the times. I rarely see Captcha when I'm trying to leave comments on blogs where the comments are embedded. I guess it's hit and miss. Tom, I tried to leave 2 comments on your blog last week, but they seem to have disappeared! There are so many others too, who seem to be missing my comments! I will keep trying and am hoping Blogger fixes it! πŸ’™ PS Christine, this was my comment for your post!!! πŸ’™


⬆️⬆️ Here are a few doggy faces for Nicole's Friday Face Off! Lines and contours of my lovely fur babies! I'm also joining Gillena for her Art For Fun Friday post! (Sis I hope you're feeling better!)


⬆️⬆️ I did a little 3D art this week too, using lines and contours to trick your eyes!


⬆️⬆️ πŸ˜‹For our πŸ˜‹ Dinner Date πŸ˜‹, I made a few pasta dishes in the past week. Some penne with a rosΓ© sauce. To make rosΓ© sauce, I use my Homemade Marinara Sauce, add some milk, white wine and Parmesan cheese petals; then heat it all up until it's melted really nicely!


⬆️⬆️ More penne, with fresh tomatoes, parsley, olive oil and S&P. I'm trying too cook as little as possible during this heat wave!


⬆️⬆️ Take a good look friends! This is my basement wall at the back of my house. Next week I will be very absent...I will post for TADD but you might not see my comments (not because of Blogger!). This wall is being rebuilt, which means I have to remove the broken door (to the right), the vinyl siding and the insulation on the inside. My carpenter friend Doug caught Covid last month but now he's all better - called me today saying he'll be here Tuesday (eek). I had to call my neighbour Perry who is taking the garage door on condition he remove it himself! Doug's going to put in a proper dryer vent, a new door and a window. I sure hope it all goes well! Please pray for me, I need it!!! 

On the video front:

⬆️⬆️ For Rain Frances Art, I recorded myself doing the 3D Trick Art! (It's super easy btw!)

⬆️⬆️ For Rain Frances Art For Kids, I have How To Draw Lemonade! Perfect for this weather!

⬆️⬆️ For Rain's Kitchen and Garden, I'm sharing a few videos. I had to Shock My Well a few weeks back. For those who don't know, that means adding bleach to get rid of bacteria.

⬆️⬆️ I also Picked Blueberries on my acreage! We had a bear sighting lately, just across the road! They are eating the blueberries. Usually the bears and critters in this area want nothing to do with humans, but I'm carrying my air horn and pepper spray with me just in case!

⬆️⬆️ Here are Jack and Raven during one of our walks, they are best buddies, having fun together, I'm so in love with them!



That's all for now folks! Please check out the link widget below for more 🎨 artistic πŸŽ¨ and πŸ˜‹ delicious πŸ˜‹ creations! See you soon!!! πŸ’— πŸ’— 

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Upcoming Art Prompts For Rain's Thursday Art and Dinner Date: click on the links below for a description of the prompt and inspiring images! (Prompts are optional!)

August 18th: Figure Drawing

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

And for the dinner date, please feel free to link up your foodie post! πŸ˜‹

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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