Saturday, July 23, 2011

What Else Does Teacher Do in July??

The best apricots available at our Farmers' Market are Royal Blenheim apricots from See Canyon, Ca. They are only available for about 3 weeks, so I anxiously await their arrival each year. Just finished my last batch of apricot preserves and I hope I made enough to get me through til next July!!


  1. Yum!! I love the artwork with the recipe, too! I'm useless with watercolors so it always impresses me to see what can be done with them.

  2. Thanks. I still think watercolors are a bit intimidating (maybe because I find them unforgiving of errors in a way that acrylics and oils aren't or maybe because I haven't spent as much time with them as with the other 2 media), but, on the plus side, they dry sooo quickly, are pretty easy to transport when I am visiting others, and they take little space. Because of the Sketchbook Challenge I have tried to be more disciplined this year in sketching at least once a week and I find once I've done a sketch the page cries out for color. I have dedicated a corner of my dining room table to this. so when the mood strikes everything is right there and ready to go with no setting up necessary. I am finding the media friendlier to use as I spend more time with it. I am doing most of this in journal/sketchbook format, so at the end of the year I should have quite a collection of memories that can be stored on the bookshelf!!