Friday, August 26, 2016

More Happy Summer ....

...although I am really looking forward to Happy Fall and cooler weather now,lol.
Hi again
My bedroom feels like a sauna and it's hot despite sleeping with a fan on . British houses don't come with AC , and this summer it would be oh so helpful ! I think this must the hottest summer we have had for a good 5-6 years. Or is it just the menopause making me hot,lol?

It's even making my brush pens dry out it seems ....or have I just been coloring that much ?
So it was time to invest in some new ones. This time I bypassed cheap and went for quality. It was time to try out what all theses designers and artists were talking about ....time for some Tombows !

Yup, I'm convinced ...they are worth the price ! The colors are rich, easily blendable  and overall fantastic. Take some getting used to though as the tips are a lot softer than my old ones.
Practice makes perfect !
In this case it was practice with a brush and watercolor. Harder than it looks ! But some of the challenges turned out fantastic this week.
For my little Garden I am prepping for fall and spring. I bought a bunch of bulbs to go in the earth . There's snowdrops, crocuses, daffodils and irises for early color. Not to forget the seeds for winter vegetables. I think I will give the cabbage family and leeks a try .
Tomato season is slowly coming to an end , but cucumbers and peppers are thriving and my little pumpkin patch is growing as well . Will have to take a shot next time .
Here's a shot I took this morning on my way home from work after nightshift. I just love morning glories :)
It's the simple things :) 

 Anyway , freebie time ! Here's the next part of Happy Summer .
 2 more to come .... so until next post . Enjoy :)
Hugs Snowy


Lana said...

Thank you.

smiekeltje said...

All things go better with practie they say And often is does.
As you said, sometimes it is better to go for quality and pay a bit more for things like pencils and paint brushes.
It is really very warm lately, sometimes bit too much, but in a way also wonderful.
There is only one thing that botheres me.
In the evening(and also even sometimes at daytime)when I sit on my couch, there is a kind of draught or whatever, quite cold, that "falls"down and gives me a cold head and sometimes my whole body feels as if it cooles down. Must say it isn;t very comfortable And worst is that I still have no idea from where it comes. Yet have to figure that out before weather really colls down. Really annoying, because without that, our room is quite cool in comparison with the outdoor tempes at the moment Just this pesting "wind"or whatever is making it less nice to sit on the couch watching tv Stupid hey?
It will be solved sometime, I hope.
I am gathering slowly too some seed from the garden already,should buy also some spring bulbs or perhaps also some seeds to have something to look at when weather isn't yet all too well.
Have a great weekend

Edna B said...

Enjoy your new pens. I agree, it's nice to go for the quality. I've been making a few bracelets, and some of the beads I want to use are a bit pricey, but so worth it.

Your new flower bulbs are lovely. Your spring garden will be beautiful. My tomato plants did not do very well this summer, but now they are starting to sprout new tomatoes. Maybe it was too hot? I'll have to plant them a bit earlier next year.

One of the dwarfs planted cucumbers, squash and peppers. Unfortunately, the critters got to her plants and ate them. Ah well, at least the wildlife isn't going hungry.

Now I'm off to give my little guy a bath. You have a wonderful day, hugs, Edna B.