Sunday, August 26, 2012
We came home and relaxed on our shady deck with a Blue Mojito.
I had my first Blue Mojito on the island of Curacao where they produce the orange flavoured Curacao liquer that makes this drink so beautiful and tasty. The little sprig of orange mint came from my garden. Summer in the city has been good this year.
Cordelia's Blue Mojito Recipe
Pour some rum into a glass (live large and use good amber rum rather than that harsh white stuff)
Throw 6 mint leaves and half a key lime into the rum.
Muddle or mash together until it smells amazing.
Take out the leaves and lime.
Pour in some Curacao liquer until you have a really pretty blue colour.
Add ice cubes and top off with club soda.
Take it out onto the deck and relax and celebrate how fabulous your life is.
Repeat as needed.
Monday, August 13, 2012
Micron pen, watercolor paint, and white gel pen.
Wednesday, August 08, 2012
So I've gone back to the basics. I was on my deck eating one of these white peaches. They were fresh and sweet and juicy and I noticed the rich colors and interesting swirly patterns on the skins. And that's why I like to draw - to capture that simple beauty in the ordinary. I think John Keats had it right:
|'Beauty is truth, truth beauty,—that is all|
|Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.'||50|
Watercolor (and salt) in the Hand.book journal