For the longest time I have dreamed of having a cottage on the beach, with large majestic mountains in the distance, and my own personal pond with a kayak roped to the pier, and a small shack holds my fishing gear near the pond. Around the back is a garden in full harvest and near there, a chicken coop with a hand painted sign next to the mailbox saying "Eggs for Sale". A large pasture lies beyond that with my horses and sheep and a large barn to keep them safe from the weather. Inside my cottage, I have a room dedicated to my aquariums where they fill the room, there's a small rocking chair that I can sit in and relax, listening to the water from the filters. Out the screen door of the kitchen is the greenhouse full of plants, hanging from the ceiling and creeping up the walls. There's a fountain in the middle with a bench around it that I can sit on when I'm too tired to continue watering the plants. Next to my bedroom is my art room, in one corner lies a potter's wheel next to a shelf bending with the weight of finished clay projects, mugs, bowls, plates, and more. In front of the window is a large white desk with a light hoovering above it with artist supplies everywhere you look. And on the front porch is a swing where I can sit and enjoy the early beach sunrise and sunset when I'm not on the beach collecting seashells.
*sigh* Isn't my dream house a wonderful dream?
Oh! I bought a little plant today! It's living in my window sill now. It's so cute!
Some artsy-ness I was playing with last night.
I'm kicking back up a nature journal.
I found a small mixed-media sketchbook just lying in my dresser, so I'm using that as my nature journal.
Britney was getting rid of this bag, but I figured it was perfect to stuff my sketchbook and my pencil sack in when I'm ready to go outside and sketch.
When I woke up this morning I looked out the kitchen window and saw a wild rabbit sitting near our bird feeder in the backyard. I didn't have my sketchbook, so I grabbed a sheet of paper and a pen to sketch him, but he hopped away by the time I got back.
That's the tough thing about nature sketches....Some of the subjects won't stay still long enough for a decent sketch!
I was digging through my old art and found this from back in 2012! Haha...must say this is some of my better work from then.
Mom recently discovered that Dad tossed our good kite, so mom went to a craft store and bought a cheap $3 spiderman one.....hahaha.
Anyway, Dad was away this past weekend and it was very windy, perfect for kite flying.
So after about an hour of Britney and I flying it, Mom said we should just try letting it go and see where it lands, and we'd go find it and get it back. (Pure homeschool thinking here)
Britney was afraid to do it. Soooo I did.
We were in the front yard and it flew free for like 5 seconds before it grabbed hold of the top branch of one of our pinetrees in the front yard. It was doing soooo well flying from the trop branch!
The tree was better at flying a kite versus Britney and I!
We had to get out the ladder and a large pole to attempt to get the kite down....haha.
I'm so grateful to be enjoying warm weather activities again.
I brought my bike up from our storage barn and biked yesterday until my legs were sore.
And I thought I was all out of energy until I saw Britney pumping up our basketball on the front porch, and we played against each other until supper time.
Now it's raining and it's supposed to be raining for the rest of this week.
April showers bring May flowers!