My smart phone informs me that I have 2031 days until retirement! Yes, that's just 5 years, 7 months away. So what are we doing to prepare?
- Building our retirement house (should be completed in December sometime)
- Taking watercolor classes (all I want to do is paint!)
- Increasing our 401K and other investments
- Bought our RV (www.newmarcorp.com) for extended travel
- Downsizing drastically
and the list goes on.
It has begun to rain here in the Pacific Northwest. It seems earlier than usual - but I was able to paint a beautiful leaf I found earlier this month, using Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils. All my paintings here were done with watercolor pencils as part of Dion Dior's Water Soluble Art - Watercolor Pencils. Check out the link to the right to find out more about her other classes.
Autumn has been my favorite time of year for many reasons - cooler days after scorching summers; squash, pumpkins and the wonderful bounty harvested from our home garden.
I was surprised when I went out last weekend and I found this almost ripened tomato clinging to the water soaked vine. But the way the light fell on the green tomato was fascinating. I tried to capture it with my watercolor pencils quickly outdoors and then went inside to melt the pencil with water.
And today being Halloween, my mind wanders back to when I was young, and my children were going out for their first trick or treats. Such fun!
And finally I want to share my sketch of Brunhilda, the good witch. I created this for the children of my watercolor instructor. Brunhilda was a fun addition to my October sketchbook.
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