I haven't much news today, my apologies.
It was a pretty relaxed day. A trip to the grocery store. An afternoon nap. A tiny mushroom painting.
Nothing really blog worthy...
But I wanted to be the first to wish you a wonderful August!!!!!
Now, back to the mushroom.
I painted the red mushroom using Gouache paints. Have you ever tried Gouache?
They are more opaque than watercolors, yet you use them with water. The colors are bright, rich. I really enjoy them with my watercolors. Please, tell me what you know about Gouache! I want to play with them more!
You either love them or hate them.
I've always loved mushrooms until I moved to Eastern Kansas and tried a Morel mushroom.
The folks around here hunt for them in wooded, wet areas...
After a good rain.
If they find Morels...
They feel as if they just struck oil!
Seriously, it's a big thing around here and you can even sell your Morel mushrooms for a very nice sum of cash!
My husband found a few when I first moved here.
He dipped them into an egg batter and fried them.
Politely, I tried my first Morel mushroom...
And nicely said to him, "you can have them all, love. They are not what I expected".
(I couldn't help wondering just what the big hype was)????
I have googled Morel mushrooms and read all about them. Many chefs prefer using the Morels in their dishes.
I had never even heard of them until moving here.
Hubby found his Morels behind our house...
Deep in the woods, by a creek.
Me- I only found a black snake and vowed never to go into the woods again! Ever!
Although I love living out in the country, by a pond...
I rarely go where tall grass grows due to my fear of snakes!
I go only with the husband or the dogs.
We strolled down to the pond last night to hunt something else...
We saw it...
Swimming in the water, but never did see it again.
I allow my imagination to run with this.
Was it the Loch Ness Monster?
(A fun game that I play... Out here in the boonies)!
Possibly it was a visitor from another planet.???
It seemed very large.
So, now we wait. We watch...
In hopes for its return.
Happy August, friends!!!!!