I’ve never been all that great at art, but my mom likes to say “you have a good eye, Sweetie.”
I’m horrible at still life and humans, but I think I’m pretty good at abstract! And not bad with words!
I bought a couple of canvases at Michael’s and a basic starter acrylic set (I needed maximum color variety for minimum cost!) and am using Matt’s brushes (he’s the real artist in the family).
And I had SO MUCH FUN painting these signs!!
My cursive is pretty good, dontcha think!?
And my personal favorite:
I always notice when restaurants have creative versions of the above notice instead of the standard piece of paper. And I always said to myself “If I were a restaurant owner, I’d paint my own!”
Well that day is here.
I’ve got 4 more signs to make – WHAT SHOULD THEY SAY!?!
Have you ever had Carr’s Whole Wheat Crackers? They are like English biscuits – kind of graham crackery and SO good!
Really more like cookies than crackers. I picked up a box on an impulse and had a couple for a snack this afternoon. Wish I hadn’t looked at the nutritional information (40 calories per “cookie”) because I’ve definitely downed over 10 of these at a party before!
I wrapped up my artwork and Matt and I met Karen for an early dinner
One side of the street looked like this:
The other looked like this:
And I turned back to the original and it was RAINING under the sun!
Our destination was Maya, for $12 Tuesdays! A handful of entrees are $12 with two sides.
We sat outside – under the rain!
I chose the Blackened Tilapia with a side of Collard Greens + Cornbread
The fish was great – perfectly blackened. I love blackened things. Reminds me of the ocean!
The collards were INCREDIBLE! I couldn’t even pinpoint what they were cooked in
The cornbread was perfect as well – nice and textured with big crumbs and a hard crust!
After dinner we split the Coffee Cake with Bourbon Ice Cream three ways for dessert
No crumb left behind.
This meal felt home cooked – which I liked.
Crossing my fingers for sunshine tomorrow. I’m in a sweater, pajama pants, thick socks, slippers and long sleeves. This is not summer enough for me!
Time to get my GOSSIP GIRL ON!!!!