Momma and Baby Elephant in Watercolor

Love this Jodi!!!

life in between

Elephant Mom and Baby Watercolor 10x12 Fabriano Artistico 300lb Mom and Baby Elephant Watercolor 10×12 Fabriano Artistico 300lb

I think I must have an African Safari on the brain…

Oh how I would LOVE to do that!  Maybe some day.

But for now, I’m just painting my Safari.

I had so much fun doing Genevieve the Giraffe in watercolor last week, that it gave me a desire to try elephants.

I wanted to try a different technique, so I followed some techniques that Lian Quan Zhen masterfully executes and I feebly attempted here.

For this painting, I drew my elephants from a reference photo, used a bit of frisket to save some white, and I then actually poured and splashed some watercolor paint on, blowing it and pushing and smooshing it around with my finger to form a colorful abstract background.  After that dried, I detailed in the elephants.

I used only three colors in the entire…

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Baked Mac & Beef

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Feed a group in no time flat! We had a big sleepover last night with more children than I could count-yes really…This was lunch a few hours ago and they loved it. Easy for me! (I made 3 pans of it the recipe is for one pan). One pound ground beef, 8 ounces elbow noodles, 22 ounces tomato sauce, Lots of parmesan cheese!!!

Brown ground beef, add Italian seasoning mix (from a packet), remove excess grease, add tomato sauce, stir until combined, add elbow noodles, stir then transfer to a baking dish, add cheese, bake 20 minutes at 400 F covered with foil.

Add some more parmesan they love it!

Serve and enjoy!

Cheryl “Cheffie Cooks” Wiser.

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