Peppermint Candy Cane #WorldWatercolorGroup

Happy December!  Today’s watercolor prompt is peppermint so I opted to paint a fun little candy cane illustration. Although I enjoy peppermint by itself, my favorite way to use a candy cane is by stirring my coffee, hot tea, or hot chocolate with one, thereby mixing the delicious flavor into my hot drink.  You really should try it.

Peppermint Candy Cane in Watercolor

Peppermint Candy Cane in Watercolor

This painting is dedicated to my friend Mike, who enjoys candy canes as much as I 😉  




Bell Peppers, #WorldWatercolorGroup

Did you know that most bell peppers start out as green but then mature into the milder and sweeter yellow, orange, and red colors?


Bell Peppers

Bell peppers slices are versatile enough to add to any meal and are packed with fiber, antioxidants, and vitamin C.  I enjoy them most with a dollop of hummus, which makes an excellent snack between lunch and dinner.  Have a great weekend!

Beach Ball, #WorldWatercolorGroup

It is warm here today with lower humidity, and if we had a pool it would be a perfect day to swim. Growing up were fortunate enough to have a pool, and my dad even installed outdoor lights so we could go night swimming. We went through many beach balls over those years, and they probably spent more time out of the pool than in because of my horrible aim. There was nothing like getting ready for the first swim of the year and inflating the beach balls and floats – ahhhhh, I can almost smell the potent chemical odor of colorful plastic beach balls and suntan lotion, well before the era of SPF.  

It is amazing how drawing this beach ball brought back tons of memories about those hot summer days of the 1970s. Now to lather on some sunscreen and create some new memories. ☀️