Today looks overcast and rain is predicted. I’m spending part of the day driving. More on that in a bit. I’ll also spend some time today drawing and painting.
The best part of my weekend was spending time with my cousin, Kathy and my godson, Max. We drove to a small town in Illinois to do some antiquing. The main shop we wanted to stop at was Dear Yesteryear. The shop is a wonderful mix of antique items and current items.
I haven’t seen Max for quite a long time. One of the first things he said to me was, “I’m taller than you.” I laughed. It’s been a thing between us for the last couple years. He keeps comparing his height to mine. Last time we compared he was just about my same height. I told him he was due for a growth spurt and assured him it would happen. Well, thanks COVID, I missed all the times between as he grew. He is almost a full head taller than me now! 😉
We found all kinds of fun items, new and old. I fell in love with a roll-top desk. It is everything I look for AND, it’s compact in size. I thought long and hard about it but in the end, left the store without it.
When we returned home, Kathy shared their Facebook post with a picture of the desk. After commenting back and forth, I made a call to the store. As luck would have it, it was still available. Well, you guessed it, I bought it over the phone. So today, I’m taking a drive. I’m so excited. I’ll post pictures tomorrow.
On Sunday, I spent some time with my watercolors. After a short warm up, I worked on adding color to a rose sketch I did a few days ago. I’m happy with how it turned out. I find it very enjoyable to spend time with my paints. In fact, I can get completely lost to time when I start painting. It’s a relaxing activity.
Black Cherries & Long Arm Projects
With driving and storms on their way, I won’t be long arming. Still, I will take at least a few minutes to work another part of Black Cherries. Since I took the weekend off, I need to get back to moving this UFO to done.
How did you spend your long weekend?
Until next time,