Our Scribble Picnic theme for this week is BOATS. I don't think that means we need to have boats as in more than one, I think it was meant collectively, so I only have one boat. One sailboat skimming across Barnegat Bay.
I looked back over many years and through many folders to find this picture. I had vaguely remembered being on our annual Table 7 pontoon crabbing trip and taking pictures of some sailboats that were nearby. This picture below is from 2010 on the Barnegat Bay, NJ.
There are swans in this area and often we see them swimming up near the boats where there is fishing or crabbing going on. This has happened to us and when it does we usually pull our lines out of the water until they move off. The sailboater in my little painting is oblivious to the swan.
I pulled out my little 3x5 pad with heavier weight paper to do this little watercolor. The view below is before I cropped it and more true to the actual colors - it doesn't look as stormy as the cropped one.
Last week our theme was fairies and I had to share that thanks to that, this weekend my little fairy garden got a little redo. Well, it was almost a total redo. The plants that I had in this before had gotten way too leggy and papery. It was similar to hens and chicks but they just keep getting longer and longer and after awhile you couldn't even see the fairy anymore. This is basically why I did not take a picture or use it for my Scribble Picnic inspiration. So HWNSNBP and I took a ride up to the Great Swamp Nursery this weekend to pick out some new plants. I think it came out pretty cute.
And this is not a little fairy but a little prince who will be celebrating his first birthday in a little over a week. See that little bit of sparkle on his lip - there was nothing there. Don't know where that came from. When he sees us take out our phones you have to be quick getting that picture before he tries to grab it out of your hands if you're this close.
So it's time to go visit all the other Scribble Picnickers and see all the beautiful boats. You can too by clicking here. And should you want to join the picnic, next week's theme is GRANDFATHER CLOCK.
Edited to add a question to the Picnickers: Generally, is it better to reply to your comments on the blog or by e-mail? I never know if I reply here if anyone comes back to see them. Just wanting to do the right thing.