Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Return to Dew Drops

Dew Drops in Violet Blue
by Artist Rita A. Squier

Original Watercolor Painting
Size: 5x7 inches

It has been a while since I painted dew drops.  I decided I would try my hand and see what happens.

I love it!

This lovely small watercolor paintings and the other winter landscapes you see here on my blog are for sale.  Soon I will be adding them to my website complete with PayPal buttons, but in the meantime if you desire to purchase one, contact me!


Monday, January 27, 2014

Winter Watercolor

The Old Tree 
by Artist Rita Squier

Original Watercolor Painting
Size: 4x5 inches

A lovely small watercolor painting.  A winter scene with a burst of setting sunshine behind the big old tree on a chilly winter day.

Stay warm!

Monday, January 20, 2014

Monday Morning Lamby

One should not leave their newly needle felted project on the living room coffee table if you have a playful cat.

Scooter kitty decided Lamby was a fun new friend for him to play with.  Poor Lamby.  He even ended up with a tuft of red wool from our living room carpet on the top of his head from his adventures with Scooter.

I placed Lamby back on the foam needle felting cushion and kept him on the corner of my desk.  In between emails, bookkeeping, design work and waiting for customers to get back to me, I was able to needle felt Lamby back to beautiful cuteness.

For now ... Lamby lives on my desk ...

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Little Lamby

The second DIY kit I purchased was a needle felting kit to create a sheep from BearCreekDesigns on Etsy.

I decided I wanted to give needle felting a try.  This DIY Kit was perfect for a beginner like me.  I began creating the body and the head while watching a movie on DVD on Saturday night.

By Sunday afternoon, I had this adorable little Lamby!  He's so cute.  Needle felting was not as difficult as I thought it would be and I really enjoyed creating this little fellow.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Homemade Cheese

Yes, Fresh Homemade Mozzarella!

I splurged on two DIY Kits I found on Etsy.  Kind of as little birthday presents for me from my darling little furry friends.  I ordered them earlier in the week and both arrived by the end of the week.

I found a DIY Mozzarella Kit from UrbanCheesecraft on Etsy.

This afternoon Michael and I made our first batch of homemade mozzarella cheese.  It was so much fun and very easy to do too!  Cheese in an hour.

We made two blobs of cheese, I made mine plain and Michael added dried oregano to his.  They both turned out great.  We ate some as hors d'oeuvres and shredded some on top of homemade pizzas.   The kit comes with enough stuff to make 10 batches.  Just add your own milk.

Friday, January 10, 2014

On a Landscape Roll

Winter Bliss
by Artist Rita A. Squier

Original Watercolor Painting
Size: 5x7 inches

Three days in a row, three snowy landscape watercolor paintings.  This is definitely a favorite!

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Another Winter Landscape

Winter Blues
by Artist Rita A. Squier

Original Watercolor Painting
Size: 5x7 inches

Looks like another snow storm is approaching.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Chilly Day Painting

Winter Chill 
by Artist Rita A. Squier

Original Watercolor Painting
Size: 5x7 inches

Saunders Waterford 140 lb. Cold Pressed Paper
Maimeri Blu Watercolor Paint

A lovely peaceful winter landscape.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

It's My Birthday!

January 4th - It's my birthday!

Gorgeous yellow roses, what a lovely surprise.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

New Year 2014

Happy New Year! 

Let's hope 2014 is a fun, prosperous and filled with lots of creativity!


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