There is those days that I really long to be this domestic goddess. Really. I wish I can whip up gourmet meals with what I have in my pantry. Sadly it's not the case. My family members know to politely smile and swallow... repeat.
So when I do make something amazing I always feel I have to share with the world. I cannot take all the praise and credit as I was not the one who found the recipe on the internet. My friend Alicia did. Since we made it, I added more olive oil and more garlic.
So to get back to my breakfast for the past couple of days... (because I also can't get enough if it is good and have to eat it all the time) is parsley pesto on toast with a boiled egg. So delicious!
I am happy to share the original recipe found on a website here of course, but my tweaked version below, because I didn't have the ingredients listed on said website and I wanted to make the pesto.
wash parsley and remove stems, mix everything together in your blender or food processor. Eat.
Let me show you how to draw and paint a whimsy girl. My tips on watercolor you can find over here but I might repeat myself again as I explain.
She is light and fun, so we will use less paint and more water. I like to add and mix color as I go. You will see in my videos. Use brown, purple or even blue for the shadows.
Use easy shapes to draw and position the head on your paper, add the neck and the dress. Use your pencil very lightly so it is easy to erase marks.
I like to start painting the head. You will see I jump around where I paint. You don't want wet and wet to touch as the paint will flow into each other. I use very little paint and more water. You can built layers to go darker but not go back to light again.
Use the tippy of the brush for the detail.
I like to add detail with pen, black and white.
She is done and very happy! Note to myself to turn my phone sideways for a bigger video :-)
My Journey of my
Art + Life
A couple of years ago, I decided it’s time to