I have loved mosses and lichens since I was a child and my favorite lichen is 'British Soldier'
I've painted a monumetal version, since it's bigger than the girl in the painting, in real life it's only and inch or two tall. It's done in my moleskine with paint and colored pencil and a bit of ink.
The husband and dogs and I spent the weekend camping at Pacific Beach. It was glorious, 60 degrees and sunny with clear blue sky and light winds. It's not unusual to have a sunny day in February on the Washington coast, in fact our first date was on a sunny day in Feb about 36 years ago. But it IS unusual to have several days in a row of sun this time of year, especially when we have decided to go camping. I feel refreshed and ready to face a new week. I hope my gentle readers had a lovely weekend too.
I watched so many movies: Billy Elliot, Wonder Boys, Flicka, and finally, Julie and Julia. I LOVED it. It made me want to spend 200 bucks on a Le Creuset pan and make some boeuf bourguignon.