Storm Front & Quivering puppys

We had quite the storm front come through tonight.  Threats of tornado's and hail ~ we got thunder, lightning, and HUGE rain! After the storm moved on I got a few pictures of the evening sky... 

My poor shivering mass of a Golden Retriever was finally brave enough to go outside for a pee. (She's not so good with thunder)

The sky almost looked like it was on fire...

Now if you will excuse me I need to make sure none of the dogs pee'd in my shoes this time around.


I recently rediscovered charcoal.  I love working with it.  I had forgotten.

If you've never used it I highly recommend trying it.  It's available at any art supply store and it's so easy to use.  I love the ability you have to shade and really get your fingers dirty. I was introduced to the idea of adding white pain at the end to add highlights and I think it's brilliant, not to mention another opportunity to finger paint as an adult! 

Below is a youtube video on the basics of getting started with charcoal. 


No Waste shopping at Bulk Barn

I recently viewed a video on Facebook of a supermarket that creates no waste.  All of the containers are reusable and you simply fill, use, ...