Monday, November 25, 2013

DO YOU WEAR HATS?

 
As you all know, I am a lover of watercolors.  There are a few artists that paint people in a loose style but with great detail and expressions.  Today I found another one I adore.  The book is called Miss Hunnicutt's Hat.  The story is a hoot, and the watercolor to drool over as Miss Hunnicutt wears a live chicken on her hat!   I'm an easy target for a Child's book, especially if it's illustrated in watercolor.  The artist is Gail de Marcken . You can read about her by clicking on her name.


Just look at the expressions on these faces, and those hats all topped with an animal.  I was needing some inspiration as I have not painted since Creative Tuesday was cancelled.  Painting is like a muscle...needs exercise.  These funny faces is just what I needed to get me painting people again. One of my favorite things to paint.

The countdown for Thanksgiving is on.  I'm excited to be in charge of the Dessert Table this year and not the turkey.  I made a pumpkin pie today to take tomorrow when I visit Elizabeth.  I think the gals at the nursing home would enjoy a little Thanksgiving pie.  Will do my baking on Wednesday.

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  1. I agree have to keep that brush wet, lol, what an amazing artist, boy oh boy I wish I could paint like that, your pie will be delicious!

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    1. Laurie ~ YOU DO paint like that. You are one of my favorite watercolor artist. I've learned much just studying your watercolors. This book is so funny, I read it out loud to myself today with an English accent, and laughed and laughed!!!

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  2. I'll take an animal on my hat over a group of reptiles. Other than that, I don't think an elephant would look good, lol.

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    1. Perhaps not an elephant..how about a bunny rabbit?

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  3. My mother was an artist and did beautiful watercolors. That was her favorite medium. I still have quite a few of her paintings.

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    1. It must be nice to have your mom's work. I often wonder what will happen to mine after I'm gone.

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  4. Oh, that looks like a fun book! The illustrations are awesome! Can't wait to see what you paint. I'm like you...one drawing since I left CT. I just need that assignment and deadline or it gets crowded out with other pressing things! I'll have to add it to my next fun to do list just to make myself do it!

    Have fun visiting Elizabeth! I'm off to the turkey farm and grocery then it's home to do the Thanksgiving Day prep before the snow storms hit in the afternoon!

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    1. Oh Betsy you would love this book. As I mentioned to Laurie..reading it out loud in a English accent. I'm such a kid at heart. So it's not just me that misses CT.
      To market, to market....have fun!!!

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  5. It's all about the illustrations! Great stories need great pictures, but great pictures tell a story all their own. Of course, it is always a plus to have a great story teller to enhance both the pictures and the story. Oh dear, makes me miss my dad all over again. Hannah told me once that "Grandpa never said no when I asked him to read me a story."

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    1. My dad was a great story teller. I don't remember him reading me books, but I remember sitting on the edge of my seat at he told stories, some true, but most from his imagination. Miss that. Guess I'm the book fanatic and story teller in our family.

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  6. I'm cheating again, bought Sarah Lee's pumpkin and a cherry for the ones that don't like pumpkin pie. I don't think there' a pie I don't like. LOL. Like your header on the blog, I see it's one you've done. Happy Thanksgiving.

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    1. I'm with you Patty. I don't think I've ever had a pie I didn't like. Guess my all time favorite would be a boysen berry pie or cobbler. Grew up on that and it's still what I love with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

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  7. Wish Elizabeth a happy thanksgiving from me too.
    Love the book and wish I could paint like that.
    Can't wait to see your next session of painting.
    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with family. I will be private messaging you on FB after Thanksgiving.
    Love to you and Don
    Sue

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    1. We had such a fun time today at our little Thanksgiving Party. I'm going to post a picture of Elizabeth and me on fb. I didn't feel comfortable taking pictures of the other ladies, but they sure took care of a pumpkin pie, cookies and candied walnut. Never too old to have fun.

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    2. PS look forward to hearing from you after Thanksgiving.

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  8. Those are glorious watercolors! What wonderful expressions. I'm glad you have found inspiration to get you painting again. I've been feeling the "urge" too... but, things are so chaotic around here I can just hope the urge stays until things calm themselves. ;)

    I know you will make happy moments for everyone you bake for tomorrow. ;) Wishing you and yours a wonderful Thanksgiving, Wanda! blessings and hugs ~ tanna

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    1. The story of the artist is fascinating too. She been all over the world, worked with the Peace Core and using people that she's met as her models for the watercolors.

      Sending wishes for your Happy and blessed Thanksgiving with loved ones.

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