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I Painted My Orchid

If you remember the photo of my orchid from yesterday, here is a painted version. I felt inspired to paint it.  I plan to also paint the orchid in oil paint.  But I really like the coolness of the watercolor mixed with gouache paint.  Very vibrant and alive. I believe I will tone it down with the oil paint.  IT will definitely present a different mood.  I also believe the oil paint will give a heavier feel to the artwork.    

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A Story About a Cake

For some reason, I remember a story I read as a child.  I found the story in an old book at my library.  The book was so old, the pages were  yellow and weak.  There were few pictures; and they were just black and white sketches. Anyway, here is the story.  A girl and her school friends always past a bakery on the way home from school. There was a glass display full of lovely things like pies and cookies.  But the best thing of all was the lovely tiered cake covered in frosting roses, swirls, and intricate details.   The girl and her friends were always hungry after school and would sometimes stop in the bakery and buy something...

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