365 Days of Art: Day 294 – Shading the Rose

The challenge: Create some form of visual art, no matter how small, each day for a full year.

The plan tonight was to do some watercolor and watch some baseball.

Note that I don’t have any watercolor to show you…

My daughter has a cold, and I put her to bed right on time. I rubbed some Vick’s Vapor Rub on her chest and feet, turned on her humidifier, and left the room. My long haired dog had a few matts that needed to come out, so I bribed him with carrots while I cut out the knots.

The next thing I know, a pitter patter of little feet heads toward my room. It’s my kid with some made up excuse as to why she was up. I think she just wanted more mommy time, so I let her feed the dog more carrots while I finished cutting his hair. Then I put her back to bed and she asked if I could lay down with her. I did. I checked the baseball score: Atlanta 2, Brooklyn (I mean LA) 0, and she started coughing and really couldn’t stop. I got her more vapor rub, and she went right to sleep. So did I.

I just woke up. Apparently, the Dodgers decided they wanted to play baseball again? And the score is now 2-7 Dodgers, so that tells you how long I slept.

Anyway, so while I can’t show you a watercolor acorn, I can show you my initial shading progress with my rose:

I’m hoping to finish the initial shading tomorrow.

I’m going back to sleep. Have a great evening, folks!

About M. B. Weston

M. B. Weston is an award-winning fantasy, pulp, young adult, steampunk, and paranormal author. Her attention to procedure and detail gives her works an authentic gritty, military feel that takes an adventure tale to the level of a true page-turner. Weston’s writing attracts both fantasy and non-fantasy readers, and her audience ranges from upper-elementary students to adults. A gifted orator, Weston has been invited as a guest speaker to numerous writing and science fiction/fantasy panels at conventions across the US, including DragonCon, BabelCon, NecronomiCon, and Alabama Phoenix Festival. She has served on panels with such authors as Sherrilyn Kenyon, J. F. Lewis, Todd McCaffrey, and Jonathan Maberry. Weston has spoken to thousands of students and adults about the craft of writing and has been invited as the keynote speaker at youth camps and at several schools throughout the US.
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