Happy Friday! We’re into the third week without a car, and I have to admit that my legs are pretty sore. Still, I’m loving all the exercise we’re getting and although everything takes longer and requires more planning without a car, it also forces us to slow down and live moment by moment. I’m stopping to smell the roses and flowers, if you will.
That’s a quick watercolor sketch I made a while back. I really really like it. You might be able to see a small water splotch on one of the leaves, and I even like that. Last week I taught a watercolor class at a K-8 school, and the best part was when I made a mistake. Instead of scrapping the drawing, I asked the students to help me come up with ideas to make the splotch into something else. The mistake turned into a basket with blueberries and ninja stars (I was painting Little Kunoichi) and the enthusiasm level was sky high. When the students created their own watercolor paintings, they were encouraged to do the same when they thought they’d made a mistake. A good lesson and reminder for myself.
I think I have to go soak my legs in epsom salt or something. I’ll see you back here next week, and I hope you have a fabulous weekend!
How long can we go?
We’re carless in Seattle
Want to make a bet?*
*M and I decided to see how long we can go without a car. So far so good!