The Daily - September 4, 2023 - Monday - Watercolor milestone

It’s Labor Day so the Y is closed and I chose to do a 60 minute endurance ride. I plan to swim tomorrow instead. It is still summer and the heat and humidity is back so I wrestled up some iced coffee for my morning post workout snack.


Today marks my one year anniversary of my first dabble in watercolor painting. I remember buying a 14 color paint set, two brushes and a pad of paper. My first watercolor swatches and flowers are dated a year ago. I really enjoy this art form - I’ve filled up three sketchbooks, own numerous brushes and think I’ve improved over the year. This creative process keeps me learning, observing and growing. I’m thankful for it and the many resources available on YouTube to help me learn.


To commemorate my watercolor milestone, I added another rose to an existing piece and painted another bouquet of blue - purple flowers. I recently figured out how to make more realistic serrated leaf shape and applied those techniques. Sometimes when I paint I get a bit stressed, but not today.


One year painting party


I cooked slices of zucchini in preparation to recreate the viral best pasta per Stanley Tucci. I guess it is called Spaghetti alla Nerano. I caught a blurb of this on YouTube. You need to let the fried zucchini sit overnight.



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