I did a bit more on this small painting (fourth sheet Arches 300# hot press paper) of a hydrangea petal. I want the center to really pop out so it needs more work. Unfortunately, I haven't been in a painting mood. Tired. Either dealing with a migraine or the after effects of one :( I will keep waiting for fall when this nonsense ends (when the weather changes); and wondering why my summers are so ugly now - something I am allergic to that is causing this, but what? I've been tested for everything in the past.
To celebrate Sweetie's birthday, the girls treated him (and me) to a day at the Taft Museum of Art to see the daguerrotypes on exhibit. Very interesting - the images are small but so crisp! Worth seeing. Then we walked 6 blocks to the Rock Bottom Brewery and had a good lunch. It was a beautiful day - sunny with a nice breeze, not too hot. Then last evening we went to my Mom's for a birthday dinner for him (he likes to spread his birthday celebrations out throughout the whole month! ha ha) with cupcakes and cheesecake and yummy food (plus cucumbers and tomatoes from her garden). My sister crocheted him an afghan! It's sooo cool!
His actual birthday was August 2 but I think we'll have one more outing to celebrate :)