It’s been pretty hot in Davis lately. On Thursday, we did two things to beat the heat.
We are in our sunroom a lot and it has felt super hot lately. Albert and Daniel put up some film on the side windows that get so much sun. It made a huge difference! Our sunroom is cooler by many degrees.
Daniel also made dinner for us because he likes to cook and has not yet found a job. He discovered a few months ago he likes to BBQ so he tried to make shish kabob. BBQ is great on a hot day because it keeps the heat out of the house!
We ran out of skewers so I had to run out to get some. Apparently everyone else had the same idea because all the store had left was one pack of very short skewers. However, Daniel managed to get a few pieces of food on them.
Albert showed Daniel how to use the grill. Grilling is so quick! Can you tell Daniel is Asian? He uses tongs like chopsticks.
Delicious grilled kebabs!
After dinner I sketched a leftover kebab with watercolor only. I discovered I am way too impatient when sketching to add details because you have to let watercolor dry. After it dried, I went in with pen to add details, then added more watercolor. The pen made a huge difference. I think I am a “draw-your-subject-in-pen-and-add-watercolor-for-interest” type sketcher. (I also tried different typography than my usual writing.)
Maybe one of these days I will attempt a watercolor -only painting, but I’m too lazy to do things like masking and waiting for layers and layers of paint to dry.
You never know though…
P.S. Daniel’s BBQ was delicious and we are enjoying not having our air-conditioning keep kicking off all the time because of the heat in our sunroom!