Art Lab Episode 63

Okay, I’m a bit annoyed at WordPress.  I had this all written out, and then the kind WordPress deleted it all for me. 🙂

Today I actually don’t have a prompt for today.  I was brainstorming what to do that was slightly Christmasy, but still something that will last well through January and February, and so I came up with some evergreens.  I wanted to give it a new twist, and so I chose my least used and detested art medium, water colors.

It seems that most artist really enjoy water-color, so I went with what the majority seems to enjoy.  What you’ll need for the art project is:

~water color paints~

~water color paper~




~white acrylic paint~

So, to get started, grab your paper and pencil.


Lightly sketch your main pine tree.  I decided to do a typical pine tree, even though I’ve never seen this type where I live.  In the South, our pine trees look like this.


When I was little, I asked my mom why pine trees in the Christmas books didn’t look like real pine trees.  Apparently those kind of pine trees grow where it snows.


I decided to do four different colors on my picture, with four different zones.  Zone one is the farthest from focus, and zone four is closest.  I did zone two as mere peaks, and then added slight detail for zone three.  Now, grab your paints.


Honestly, I don’t understand how you would like water colors.  They stress me out. XD But, I chose the dark blue paint for the sky, and slathered it on there.  While it was still wet, I used my finger tips to add texture.  I think that’s my favorite part of the whole picture. 🙂


For zone two, I chose blue-green, and put it on there.  Since the dark blue was still wet, they kinda combined, but I actually decided I liked that look.  Now it was less defined.


For zone three I used the brightest green I had.  I love the pop of color, and I just slathered it on.


On zone four, I took dark green, and added dark areas here, and lighter areas there, until I was happy with it.  Just play around until it agrees with your eye. 😀


Now, I kinda forgot to take a picture in-between?  So, we’ll have to go with this.  The paint had started drying, and so I took the light green and used it to define zone three slightly.  Don’t go over board, because we don’t want the viewer’s eye to be drawn there.  Take the dark blue and add it to zone four, along with some dryer dark green.

Next, take some acrylic and mix it with water.  Put some white on the top of zone four, and then take the left over and splatter it all over the picture to make it look like snow.  Let the picture dry before you sign it, and you’re done.

Do you enjoy water-color?  Are you looking forward to the holidays?  What is your favorite Thanksgiving food?


Snow Day!

*Dances and throws confetti everywhere*




I woke up to a winter wonderland!

*Sighs in rapture*

I CAN’T believe it!  And yet, strangely, I can 😂


My boots and coat!  Sadly, that coat is no longer in commission.  On one of my many sledding adventures this morning, it ripped right down the back.  How did I do that?  Oh, well, there was this curb…and yep!


Angels visited a lot of people on our street today 😉


Guess who wrote that.  *laughs*. Yep, I’m a bit crazy.


Look at all the whiteness!  Oh, and thats our homemade swing.  At least one of them.  We have that one, one made out of a string and a log, and one made out of an old hose and a log.  Quick question: How many of you have named areas in your yard?


I love snow on fir trees!  Well, actually, I love snow on anything.


Looking back on where I have come from…


Snow and sunshine… ❤


The way before…


And the way behind.


Isn’t it beautiful? I love snow! Maybe I’ve already said that….🤔


Some crazy folks decided to drive…after observing two people hit the curb near this turn and three people slid back down a hill….we decided it probably wasn’t safe.  #crazyfolks

But!  It was an amazing hill to sled on.  My coat can attest to that.

Well, that’s almost all except…The winning Amie Quote of the Year!


Yes!  I was actually hoping it would be “Leave every chapter at a cliff hanger”, since I don’t even remember saying that.  Actually, I sorta do, but when I read that I told my mom.

“Wow, I said that?  Man!  I’m good.” 😂

Anyway, this one won.  I’ll put this on my side bar and on my about page.

See ya!



The updated LLIL list!

Hello folks!  It’s snowing today outside and on my blog!  Check out the little wittle snowflakes!  Aren’t day cute?  Okay, back to serious mood.  Here is the list without further delay.



Olivia Bell a.k.a Livy


Sam Bowling



Amanda G. D.






Amie (again xD)

Yep!  I’m going to start and finish.  And now you’re dying to know when the first part will be posted, right?  Well….

On January first!

Yep!  New Year’s day!  A great way to start 2018.  Can anyone believe it’s almost 2018? :0  I don’t know that I can.  But regardless, on that day you can all sit around and watch for the most amazing story.

As you all know, I have the rules and stuff but that isn’t important.  I just want you to remember…

A. You have to write 1,000 words or more.

B. You have two weeks to do that.  No more.  If it’s late, you’ll get thousands of emails from yours truly.

C. I don’t remember what C was about now.  I think I’m having a momentary brain freeze.  Some one needs to help me.  Um…..

Okay!  So, ignore C but make sure you note A and B.  Those are really important.

Yes!! It’s snowing here.  Isn’t it exciting?  I just hope we have enough to take pictures of.  Snow is so photogenic, at least on the first day.

From the cold south,