Excercising my pencil.

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I’ve been in the need of a little creativity lately to keep me occupied. So when I found the book Drawing Lab for Mixed-Media Artists: 52 Creative Exercises to Make Drawing Fun (Lab Series) by Carla Sonheim, it was like fate. It has a year’s worth of awesome, mostly non-traditional drawing exercises to inspire creativity and make drawing fun. Here are a few of the exercises I’ve done so far.

  Draw 30 cats. Take it further and paint your favorite. Media: Watercolor pencils.

Sad kitty. Media: Watercolor pencils.

Alley cat. Media: Watercolor pencils.

(Left) Blind contour giraffe. Draw a giraffe without looking at the page you are drawing it on. Media: Marker, Watercolor pencils. (Right) Imaginary creature. Turn paint splotches into an animal shape. Media: Watercolor pencils.

Draw with India Ink straight from the dropper. Blot then color. Media: India Ink, Marker.

Draw a dog. Media: Watercolor pencils.

Tequila? Agave? Lime? Margarita?

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I very recently made a new salt bar soap that is scented with agave lime. My intention was to name it lime margarita. However, the scent is not quite limey enough to pull off this name. So I tried searching key words to see if I could come up with something creative to name this new soap. I typed in words like lime, margarita, tequila, salt, agave, and Mexico. I still haven’t come up with a name, but I did stumble across a great recipe for making Lavender Margaritas.
Lavender Margarita, Photo Credit Taste Spotting
This complex recipe calls for tequila, blue curacao, coconut milk, lime juice, raspberries, blueberries, sugar, ice and dried lavender blossoms. It’s the perfect drink for summer! You can find the complete recipe for this alcoholic drink at MyRecipes.com. Also be sure to stop by Taste Spotting to browse for more great food and drink ideas by picture! Taste Spotting allows users to create a profile to share their own food photos or to heart their favorites.
Meanwhile, if you can think of a creative name for my new soap and comment with it here, I’ll send you a free bar of this new soap if I choose to use your name! The soap scent is a shimmering citrus blend of lime, lemon, and orange essential oils highlighted by accents of liquid ozone. Tropical floral notes and exotic agave greens balance out this fragrance, while musk and sandalwood add a subtle background scent.