Craig’s words speak to my heart as I miss my parents even more at Christmas. If you’re remembering and missing a loved one at this time, I hope this song will bring you comfort, joy and hope.
We haven’t been on a vacation in a while, a loooooong while. so it was high time that we jetted off, even if only for a few days.
It was oh so refreshing, relaxing and downright enjoyable – four nights and three days at Turtle Beach Resort in Tobago. The sound of crashing waves all day and all night was intoxicating and the buffet meals – well, let’s just say that I miss them – the presentation, breathtaking array of water-watering choices. Everything looked delicious and tasted even better. Yum Yum!
I spent most of my time laying around, just relaxing, but I packed some art supplies and below are some of my vacay sketches:
And a couple of food sketches.
I often read about the glorious delight and benefits of opening your palette and having all the leftover colours to play with, but my OCD tendencies ….
Lately though, I’ve been resisting the OCD and taking a walk on the wild side. Got to admit, it’s pretty neat to open my palette to this offering of colours left over from the day before.
A severely tarnished miniature brass teapot my mother gave me about 20 years before she died. She believed that handing it to me herself while she was still alive would have more meaning.
It’s not the first time I’ve sketched this teapot but it’s the first time with watercolours. Revisiting this sentimental treasure not only stirs precious memories. It also proves that my daily sketching practice is yielding fruit – I was able to capture the highlights on the right side.