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#inktober days 11-15

15 Oct
[Inktober: 31 Days 31 Drawings, with a theme list, in case one needs inspiration.]

Day 11: transport. Because love transports and moves people. Because I am in love.
Black ink and red felt pen showing a branch with leaves and heart-shaped red leaves. Two red birds on a branch facing each other, their wings shaped as a heart.  Black ink and red felt pen showing a branch with leaves and heart-shaped red leaves. Two red birds on a branch facing each other.


Day 12: worried. I *was* worried that day! Took me forever to get started and draw. That was appropriate. 

Black ink and watercolour showing an reproduction of Munch’s The Scream. Black ink and watercolour showing an reproduction of Munch's The Scream.


Day 13: scared. Black ink drawing of a scared eye.Black ink drawing of a scared eye.


Day 14: tree. This is inspired by a print by Hiroshige. 

Black ink drawing of a big tree by a lake, three tiny peopke underneath and three cranes taking off above the water. Black ink drawing of a big tree by a lake, three tiny peopke underneath and three cranes taking off above the water.


Day 15: relax. My boy a couple weeks ago (except it doesn’t look like him.)

Black ink drawing of a boy reading a comics book on a rocking chair.Black ink drawing of a boy reading a comics book on a rocking chair.


Inktober’s prompt list: Inktober's prompt list with suggested themes for everyday.

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#inktober days 6-10

10 Oct
[Inktober: 31 Days 31 Drawings, with a theme list, in case one needs inspiration.]

Day 6: hidden. Black ink drawing of a woman hidden partially by a hood.
ink drawing of a woman hooded

Day 7: lost. Black ink drawing of a man in the desert in front of a post with elements which shadow on the ground forms an arrow. (Cf. Marc-Antoine Mathieu)black ink drawing of a man in the desert in front of a post with elements which shadow on the ground forms an arrow

Day 8: rock. Black ink and light watercolour picturing pebbles piled on top of a rock in green water. Black ink and light watercolour picturing pebbles piled on top of a rock in green water

Day 9: broken. Black ink and grey/blue watercolour picturing broken glass.
Black ink and grey watercolour picturing broken glass.

Day 10: jump. Black ink and grey watercolour showing a horse jumping. Black ink and grey watercolour showing a horse jumping


Inktober’s prompt list: Inktober's prompt list with suggested themes for everyday.

Making Christmas cards

6 Dec

I started to make Christmas cards yesterday, thinking that was going to be a quick thing. Wrong.

I wanted to use either or both watercolour pencils and watercolour pens. I went for the latter.

The pens are easy enough to use. Either apply colour on paper and quickly work with a brush and water, or apply colour on a plastic surface and mix on brush with water. My paper was barely thick enough, but that will do. 

I sketched my scene, cut the elements, did the layout, drew on paper, painted cut out the elements and glued them.

Tada!

Christmas cards with red baubles 

And I continued today, with different colours.

 Christmas cards with blue baubles 

Update 12 December: I made a few more this week:

 Christmas cards with Santa and reindeer 

 Christmas cards with Santa, presents and little cabin 

I intend to create a few more and hope there is time, as it’s quite time-consuming.

Update 19 December: I made a few more today and I’m done:

 Christmas cards with Santa and reindeer; and with Santa, presents and little cabin  

Photo of all the Christmas cards I made this month 

Recette : roses aux pommes

10 Oct
Roses aux pommes 

Ingrédients pour 6 roses aux pommes :

  • 2 pommes rouges
  • 1 pâte feuilletée 
  • 1 citron (optionnel)
  • 1 ou 2 cuillères à soupe de sucre en poudre
  • 1 cuillère à soupe de confiture d’abricot 
  • Cannelle en poudre (optionnel)
  • Sucre glace (optionnel)

Préparation :

  1. Couper les pommes en deux dans le sens de la hauteur, retirer le centre, couper en lamelles fines.
  2. Disposer les lamelles dans un saladier rempli d’eau, du sucre en poudre et du jus de citron; passer au four micro onde pendant 5 minutes. Égoutter. 
  3. Déposer la cuillère à soupe de confiture d’abricot dans un bol, délayer avec un peu d’eau. 
  4. Étaler la pâte et la segmenter en 6 bandes, dans le sens de la largeur. 
  5. Sur chaque bande, étaler du mélange de confiture.
  6. Disposer les lamelles de pomme en les chevauchant (7 à 10 selon la longueur de la bande). Elles doivent dépasser de la pâte. Saupoudrer de cannelle. 
  7. Replier la bande de pâte et recouvrir la base des pommes. 
  8. Saisir une extrémité et enrouler le tout en formant une spirale; la rose. 
  9. Disposer chaque rose dans un moule à muffin. 
  10. Saupoudrer de sucre en poudre. 
  11. Enfourner 25 à 30 minutes à 180°C. 
  12. Décorer avec du sucre glace. 

 Roses aux pommes avant cuisson 

 Roses aux pommes avant cuisson