rainy day doings





our summer this year has been interspersed with rainy days. i like a good summer rain, and we have actually been happily drenched a few times. it is a bit annoying having to collect things from the yard that are not supposed to get wet every few days. and one of my favourite things to do during summer evenings is watering the garden, but on many days this hasn't been necessary, as the next thunderstorm was already in sight. i'll take that, though. that extra chunk of time means i can pursue some new(ish) artistic passions... i got a coloring book by johanna basford. i totally get the hype about coloring books for adults. at the end of a busy day, or just for a few minutes within the busyness of a day, it is great to play with colors and beautiful shapes. such a mindless, relaxing activity. i am using my new watercolor pencils, which i also pick up to color in my own sketches. apart from sketching and coloring, we have been enjoying board games, especially one that helps my little man learn to spell and read in a playful way.

whatever you're up to, have a happy weekend!

4 comments:

karen said...

I haven't caved to buying an adult coloring book but the thought has crossed my mind. Glad you are getting those rainstorms but I hope you get to water your garden every now and then since you love it so.

Jen Precourt said...

My mom gave me an adult coloring book for my birthday and I am loving it! I want to get a few others too because there are some really pretty ones out there! I love the watercolor sketching. I got water color pencils a few weeks ago and am still experimenting with them!

Tracey ~ Clover said...

My family is now in Germany and I saw a photo today of Emerson wearing a rain coat so I guess it's raining all over there. Are you far from Baumholder? That is where they are stationed.
I love your coloring book, I almost bought one today! :)
Happy weekend.

Jessica said...

Rain? We are in such need of it here.
I love your greens and blues. I may need to get myself one of those coloring books. ;-)

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