Here’s just a quick idea for you. Use some vinyl to put a basic recipe on your bread machine. I cut mine using my Silhouette machine, but I suppose you could do it by hand.
I found that every time I wanted to make a loaf of bread to go with dinner, I had to pull out my computer, pull up the pdf of my bread machine manual, and look up the basic recipe and the order I needed to add ingredients. Now, when I want a basic loaf of bread, the recipe is already there. I still look up other recipes at times, but even then I can refer to my machine to check the order to add things.
Tomorrow I will be participating in an art show at a local animal shelter. After my recent blustery day show, I am pretty excited to be doing an indoor show.
As typically happens, this week I got ideas for several new projects that I wish I could complete by my show. I started working on some new Christmas ornaments.
I’ve accepted the fact that I won’t get that many done by Saturday so I probably won’t have them out on my display, but I am having lots of fun and am excited to sell them at a future time.
Lately, my daughter has been asking us to tell her stories. After several stories about princess Allie, I introduced the character of the dragon. Now she always asks for dragon stories. I’ve been having so much fun telling the stories, that I really wanted to illustrate some for her. However my human drawing skills have never been great; animals are my thing. But I decided that I should try because the worst that can happen is I draw something really ugly. Here’s a peak at how my sketches have been growing and evolving. (Please excuse the poor quality of these images- I took them with my cell phone)
Here is the first person I drew out. She looks about the quality that my daughter would draw. Okay, maybe a little better. Her people look like scribbles.
I realized I needed to shift the eyes down a bit and work on proportions. Better, but still kind of goofy looking (and not in a good way). Here is my second try.
Third time was the charm. She looks pretty cute at this point.
Now I moved from my little sketch pad and tried to recreate my drawing on my watercolor paper. This is typically what I create my final pieces on.
Finally, I added in a dragon. He ended up looking a bit like a pet dragon, so I drew his tongue hanging out and made him look like he’s staring at that ice cream cone.
So that’s a peak into my process. The image is still in pencil so I may do a few edits/additions before I add paint and ink.
What do you guys think? It’s mostly just for fun and to show my daughter, but I do want to do it well. The one thing that is troubling me now is that in the stories, the dragon is more of a friend than a pet. But I thought this could be similar to a Mickey/Pluto kind of relationship. Thoughts?